Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Toole
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Hope those of you folks who are in the Mid States and Eastern seaboard are coping okay with the big chill.

Here's a bit of colour from the garden this afternoon.

Freesia ,(Syn Anomatheca ), laxa' Joan Evans and close up.

                                  

A repeat blooming on Pulsatilla 'pink denim' which I understand comes true from seed.

 

I moved a bulb of Lilium duchartrei last year ? and promptly forgot where I planted it .Probably needs moved again as it's leaning out from behind a Paeony ......blushlaugh  

Arisaema candidissimum. 

Unknown Lilium. 

 

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Lori S. wrote:

But Mark, doesn't the plant name have to be typed  into the "Title" slot for the "mousing-over" to work?  (If not, where is it reading the plant name from?)

 

Yes Lori, but maybe the typed in text just isn't making it into the "published" message.  I have also gone into Edit Mode on user's messages, their photos do have "mouse-over" titles working, but in Edit Mode they don't show up in the Title Text or Alternate Text fields, so they are "cached" into the posted image but not showing as such when in Edit Mode.  We'll just have to add these anomalies to the list.

Another thing to take note of, if one forgets to add Title Text, getting back into Edit Mode and adding the forgotten Title Text, will not by itself update the photo.  To actually get the change to take effect, one adds the Title Text (or edits the field to make a change, or whatever), then go back to the text window, find the image, highlight and delete it, make sure cursor is positioned where you want the updated version of the image to appear, and hit Insert to place the image with the associated Title text.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD
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Lovely plants Dave, they are indeed nice to see given that we are in a prolonged deep freeze, with nights going down to 0 F (-17 C) and days only getting up to about 10 F (-12 F), and a glacier-like crust of rock hard snow and ice. 

The pink Pulsatilla is a lovely color, and I always enjoy the silky-haired leaves on these, must grow more of them. I do have a wonderful true red form of vulgaris, although it doesn't have the degree of silkiness found in so many Pulsatilla species and cultivars.  Your photo series also reminds me that I'm remiss in not yet growing Arisaema candidissimum, such a beauty.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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A nice reddish brown hue on the L. duchartrei, Dave.  I mostly have greenish types now. and still morn the loss of my best form (of course) that had unadulterated colors of green, milk chocolate and white.

 

You all down under are keeping us all "up over" well engaged through the winter.  Thanks everyone!

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

Toole
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Thanks Mark.

I've never experienced temps where the high for the day is -12C Brrr.The open farm areas around here might reach -8 overnight however temps climb quickly and the ground frost is gone by late morning with day highs of 9C.

Interestingly the Arisaema I've shown comes into bloom well after others elsewhere in the garden with flowers appearing to be larger especially wider in the spathe --not sure whether it's because I tend to hand feed the trough that it is in with sheep manure pellets.

 

On another matter I see i have doubled up on the close up pictures of Freesia laxa.I thought I had deleted the second pic with the spelling errors .Would one of the Moderators delete that pic please.yes

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Toole
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RickR wrote:

A nice reddish brown hue on the L. duchartrei, Dave.  I mostly have greenish types now. and still morn the loss of my best form (of course) that had unadulterated colors of green, milk chocolate and white.

 

You all down under are keeping us all "up over" well engaged through the winter.  Thanks everyone!

Thanks Rick

I raised the L.duchartrei from seed and at it's first flowering I wondered because of the reddish hue whether it was L.Lankongense.........

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Fermi
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Toole wrote:

A repeat blooming on Pulsatilla 'pink denim' which I understand comes true from seed

Some nice stuff there, Dave.

And you say this Pulsatilla comes true from seed? How interestingwink

Your Lilium duchartrei looks true and is a delight! The unknown Asiatic is one of the "brushmark" types but not one that I know,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

RickR
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The Lilium duchartrei looks true to me, also.  According to Flora of China, duchartrei can have a redish tone, and there are some nice wild pics that bare it out.

http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200027714

Supposedly, it should be easy to tell with age, as duchartrei has umbels and lankongense has reacemes.  Although, I am not sure how reliable this is.  Some other individual lilium species seem to produce both.   There are some other differences posed by the FOC, too.

All my L. duchartrei are from seed too, and most have not grown large enough to observe the true inflorescense structure.  Even this one does not perfectly fit, for example:

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

Hoy
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Nice to see the flowers although it is on the other side of the world! Reminds me that is not so long till spring herewink

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

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Thanks for the further confirmation on my Lilium duchartrei guys.

Fermi I'll keep a look out for seed on Pulsatilla 'pink denim' however there was no seed set from it's earlier blooming.

Your spring means our autumn Trond......sad

Been  a very wet last 3 weeks with temps mainly cool ,meaning there is still a bit of colour about.

Here's the pure white flowers of Codonopsis grey -wilsonii ' himal snow'.

A repeat blooming of Primula modesta.

 

From seed, Veratrum viride and close up.

  

Prickly leaved Dianthus erinaceus and close up.The trough is situated in part shade so the cushion is not as tight as it should be .

  

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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