Saxifraga 2011

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Lori S.
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Saxifraga 2011

Is anyone game to join in? :)

I'm starting off with Saxifraga xurbium 'Aureopunctata', golden London Pride (in a sprinkling of ornamental crabapple petals :)):

Sellars
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Nice arrangement Lori.

The Silvers are in flower here - a bit late but worth waiting for.  Here are a few:

David Sellars
From the Wet Coast of British Columbia, Canada

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Lori S.
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Beautiful, David!  I especially like the first one!  
I know this is supposed to be about saxifrages, but I can't help noticing all the other interesting plants in the photos.  What's the purple flowered alpine in the first photo, and what are the large blossoms scattered about?

Nothing much new here on the sax front... just waiting for flowers on these...
Saxifraga 'Whitehill'; S. longifolia hybrid; S. cuneifolia:
   

(P.S.  I've found there's nothing like a digital photo to point out the weeding that needs to be done!  Even it it's just what I refer to as "micro-weeding".  ;D)

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

Sellars
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Lori:

The purple flower is Erinus alpinus. Once you get it in the rock garden it seeds about all over the place.  Quite pretty but can get overwhelming.  Fortunately each plant is not long lasting - maybe a year or two.  The fallen blossoms are from a large rhododendron, Van Nes Sensation.  We have quite a few rhodos as a back-drop to the rock garden.

David Sellars
From the Wet Coast of British Columbia, Canada

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Boland
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Great saxes!  I am in the field at the moment so I have no idea what is blooming among my encrusted saxes...did see S. paniculata blooming in the wild today...will post on the weekend when I return.  I found the largest Silene acaulis ever today along with a huge alba fomr.  Also thousands of yellow lady's-slippers!  I am on the limestone barrens of the Port-au-Port Peninsula of western Newfoundland...fantastic array of alpines and surprising number in bloom...Arnica lonchophylla, Minuartia rubella, Hedysarum boreale, Potentilla tabermontana, Potentilla nivea, Physaria arctica, Viola labradorica, Oxytropis terrae-novae...and a few others are in bloom.  I'll post in the travels section when I sort through the 750 pictures!

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

Lori S.
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Wow, can't wait to see!  I had no idea that Saxifraga paniculata was native to Canada.

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

RickR
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I don't grow too many saxes, but I love to see them!  Gee, David that second pic of white flowers sprayed with red speckles: I wonder what an insect with multiple eyes sees?  A dizzying thought, for sure. :o

Ditto on the can't wait to see your travel album, Todd.  Am I too weird to actually want to see Viola labradorica in the wild?  Would love to compare the Saxifraga paniculata with our Minnesota form.  (Sorry, no pics from Minnesota to share on that one.)

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

Lori S.
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RickR wrote:

I don't grow too many saxes, but I love to see them! 

We love to see them too! Which ones do you grow?  ;D ;D

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

RickR
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Skulski wrote:

We love to see them too! Which ones do you grow?  ;D ;D

Only the ones that can put up my my abuse.  ;D
The encrusted ones seem quite adaptable...

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

ClifflineGardens
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I just picked up the $50 McGregor's Saxifragas for $5.49 on Amazon, so if anyone's interested in that, it was cheap as of yesterday.

ClifflineGardens dot com

Fort Collins, CO zone 5b

Mark McD
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GreenRoofer wrote:

I just picked up the $50 McGregor's Saxifragas for $5.49 on Amazon, so if anyone's interested in that, it was cheap as of yesterday.

What a deal!  And I thought I found a bargain price for this book at a used book store:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=796.0

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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