Spent a lovely weekend in the Fiordland mountains with Dave , the Otago Alpine Garden Group field trip members and Harry and Hanni Jans . Unfortunately Dave damaged himself and could only walk at half speed . For the first time ever on a trip we chatted as we went along because normally I only see Dave when we leave , lunchtime and when we get back . The rest of the time he is but a rapidly accelerating figure in the distance .I will post pictures later on the NZ thread .Here are 3 from Mt.Burns yesterday
and a similar image to the one he was after . His will be better
Balclutha , New Zealand
Looks like great weather :) Ranunculus wouldn't have been my first thought at a quick glance- lovely plant!
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
Mmmm, delicious photos of Ranunculus buchananii. At first glance looking at the thumbnail images, I thought I was seeing Celmisia.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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What a STUNNING plant, Steve ... please remember the location until October!!! I flowered it once ... just once!!!
Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!
Cliff, if you just flowered it once, it can't be of the easiest to grow? I don't know if I will try even if I got the chance :-\Steve it is lovely! Could have spent all day there ;)
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
A dramatic photo from DH's backcountry ski trip yesterday - The Monarch in Banff N.P.:
(It's a fabulous summer plant destination too. :))
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Beautiful! Hard to believe this time of year that there will be a plant season...
I'm still waiting for spring to arrive. A photo I took yesterday moments before the snow storm moved in. That's Eriogonum ovalifolium in the foreground.
Both photos are majestic! :o :o
It even looks like the Eriogonum is "flowering" in mid-winter! Brian, where is this? (Always one of the first things I wonder about with nature photos [hint ...] )
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA