Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

202 posts / 0 new
Last post
Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Fermi wrote:

 

Another Aussie is this dwarf kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos "Bush gems series", in its second year - an achievement I feel as they often only last a season in our gardens - this one is planted in a raised bed with a small Senna artemesioides (and others);

cheers fermi

That's been my experience as well Fermi -- the dwarf 'Bush Gem Series ' never last the winter with me yet I have a large clump of Anigozanthos flavidus some 20 years of age that flowers reqularly  each year after xmas..........

A few of the late Narcissus are coming into colour .Here's Narcissus poeticus 'Rondo'.

   

 

Followed by Omphalodes ........

Cheers Dave.

 

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

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Mark McD wrote:

Some real gems there Dave, but Synthyris missurica (mountain kittentails) is one that particularly resonates with me, not only for the good blue flowers, but as you say, for the excellent foliage.  Here's a link to a US Forest Service plant profile:

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/synthyris_missurica.s...

 

Thanks a lot  for the Link Mark yes

I might do some more investigation to find out what the mountain  Kittentails companion plants are in the wild .It's such a good 'doer' here I'd be keen to try some other neighbourly genera .

Cheers Dave.

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

cohan
cohan's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2011-02-03

Nice blue and yellow combo, Fermi! Nice to see some Aus natives-- they tend to seem very exotic to me, more so even than South American and South African flora, since those have a fair representation in the north at least as houseplants, annuals, bedding out plants etc...

 

Dave- I just accidentally went back several pages to some stuff I missed- saw those nice Hellebores! Excellent selection! I planted out my first plants in late summer- rescues from the florist section at work, just plain whitish, but I'll still be very excited if they survive/flower..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

cohan wrote:

Dave- I just accidentally went back several pages to some stuff I missed- saw those nice Hellebores! Excellent selection! I planted out my first plants in late summer- rescues from the florist section at work, just plain whitish, but I'll still be very excited if they survive/flower..

Thanks Cohan -- apologies for the delay in replying ,I've been involved with the NZ Trillium Weekend that was held in the city and surrounding districts a few days back.

We had 84 attendees mostly from the South Island, a couple from the lower North Island as well and Thomas and Kirk from the USA ,owners of Sebright Gardens near Salem, Oregon.

Here's a few pics from our first stop --Queens Park Invercargill.

     

     

Cheers Dave.

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

cohan
cohan's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2011-02-03

Some really nice plants- including trees!- there. Looks a lot more interesting plant focussed than the average public park...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

The conifers, especially, caught my eye.  Quite a majestic ...Dacrydium(?) behind in the first pic.

 

  And is that the Mysotidium (third pic) we recently saw a closer up of?

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

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

cohan wrote:

Some really nice plants- including trees!- there. Looks a lot more interesting plant focused than the average public park...

Interesting you should say that Cohan as a number of the attendees made similar observations .

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

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

RickR wrote:

The conifers, especially, caught my eye.  Quite a majestic ...Dacrydium(?) behind in the first pic.

 

  And is that the Mysotidium (third pic) we recently saw a closer up of?

 

Not sure about the majestic conifer Rick --To be honest I've taken many shots of the bog garden over the years without any thought to the large trees that grow on it's edge.

Yip that's the Chatham Island Forget me not --Myosotidium hortensium  --mine here at home don't look that good having been ravaged by slugs this season.........crying

Ps --more conifers to come .....smiley

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

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Continuing on with the Trillium Weekend we then visited a couple of private gardens .

     

   

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

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Our final garden on the Saturday afternoon was Maple Glen a stunning 25 acre private garden, nursery, aviary, woodland and wetland set in the rolling green countryside of Southland.

Maple Glen first part.

   

     

 

 

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

Pages

Log in or register to post comments