Garden Visits - what inspires you!

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Booker
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That is a sensational example, Lori ... a certain Farrer Medal at any Alpine Garden Society national show.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Anne Spiegel
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Lori, that's  a beautiful plant at any time but the floral display is absolutely sensational.  Must be an amazing gardener!

Mark McD
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Skulski wrote:

I find it very inspiring to see the wonders that alpine enthusiasts are growing here!  From the garden of an extremely fine local alpine gardener, here is a fabulous specimen (though not the only one!) of Callianthemum anemonoides:

There's too many flower buds on that clump for the flowers to open, maybe some of the flowers should be snipped off ;D
Fantastic specimen.  I grew this plant back in the 1980s, it had 1 flower... woohooOOOO.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Peter George
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I would LOVE to know the specific cultivation techniques this secret gardener is using to flower this plant that.....stupendously! I have 2 C. anemoides, which flower sparsely each spring, and produce a few seeds which have yet to produce any progeny. Could you give us some secrets?

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Lori S.
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Spiegel wrote:

Lori, that's  a beautiful plant at any time but the floral display is absolutely sensational.  Must be an amazing gardener!

Yes, you're absolutely right!

Peter wrote:

I would LOVE to know the specific cultivation techniques this secret gardener is using to flower this plant that.....stupendously!  Could you give us some secrets?

I'll see what I can do, Peter.

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

Hoy
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I am joining the choir! I would love to grow such plants like that but it is, I presume, near impossible where I live now. On the other hand, I hadn't grown plants of that quality anyway.

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

Booker
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My best callianthemum this year ... growing in a pan for the shows.

CALLIANTHEMUM ANEMONOIDES

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Anne Spiegel
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Awesome as usual, Cliff.  Are you planning to show plants at Nottingham?  I'm looking forward to attending my first big AGS Show!

Booker
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Hi Anne,
If fortune smiles on my garden and weather conditions allow then I would like to have a plant or two on the benches, but certainly no promises (I am too long in the tooth and too pessimistic for that)!  :D
I hope you will be AMAZED by the scope and quality of the plants on display?
... And it isn't TOO long to wait now!  Have a safe journey everyone.

ERANTHIS 'GUINEA GOLD'
DIONYSIA 'MONIKA'
PRIMULA TANTALLON
SAXIFRAGA 'LOUIS ARMSTRONG'
SAXIFRAGA IRANICA
DIONYSIA F2 HYBRID

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Sensational plants!  Are these from shows or are they yours?  Wonder if any could be grown in the open garden, maybe the eranthis and the primula?

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