Alpines July 2012

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Michael J Campbell
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Alpines July 2012

Trachelium asperuloides

RickR
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:o :o :o

Any scent?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Michael J Campbell
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Don't know, I never smell plants, if the perfume is not obvious I never notice. Hospital appointment tomorrow so will check on Thursday.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Michael, do you turn your plants around to get light from all sides? Your plants looks sp perfect!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Michael J Campbell
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Yes, all plants are turned once a week.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lori S.
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WOW!  Spectacular!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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Impressive to say the least!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Michael wrote:

Don't know, I never smell plants, if the perfume is not obvious I never notice. Hospital appointment tomorrow so will check on Thursday.

My first instinct with plants, is to smell the flowers (and the foliage); its a whole dimension of gardening.  Regardless, the plant is fantastic, an impressive specimen.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Well, nothing here to compare with the magnificence of that Trachelium!! 

Cancrinia tianshanica has tightened up nicely outdoors; I look forward to seeing if they winter over:
   

Delphinium beesianum:

And another dwarf Delphinium, blooming in the first year from seed; perhaps the same as above(?) but much more vividly-coloured; something of a surprise, as I had the pot labeled as something entirely different:

Silene saxifraga:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

Well, nothing here to compare with the magnificence of that Trachelium!! 

And another dwarf Delphinium, blooming in the first year from seed; perhaps the same as above(?) but much more vividly-coloured; something of a surprise, as I had the pot labeled as something entirely different:

Lori, I think you have much to compare - or rather you two are in different exercises!

I always get surprises like that! I mean, what pops up isn't what the label says. Although I am a bit absentminded, I am not to that degree. I think ants or other animals move the seeds around in the nighttime ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Any scent?

No noticeable scent.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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