Trillium 2011

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cohan
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Thanks, Mark! I think it was warm/cold/warm or cold/warm.... Seed was from Kristl, so I'm  sure it was good but I no doubt did something wrong with timing...

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

Mark McD
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Some Trillium photos from today, yet another overcast cool weather day.

Trillium grandiflorum 'Multiplex' reaching the late anthesis pink-tinged stage.  Just beyond and above it, is T. rugelii.

Trillium rugelii, one of the nodding trillium types, in the the left photo one gets a hint that there might be flower beneath the leaves, and in the right-hand photo, the leaves lifted to reveal the flowers... large size as nodding trillium species go, and with a large central purple ovary and stamen mass.

The unique flower disposition on Trillium vaseyi, with the folded back petals... fascinating.  In the center photo you can see T. recurvatum on the right.

A small grouping of Trillium foetidissimum, with a form of Arisaema triphyllum beyond.  The trillium blooms are indeed lightly foetid smelling, but only at very close hand with one's nose stuck into the flower... an attractive little Trillium only about 5-6" tall.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Mark, I am thinking of terminating my kitchen garden to grow trilliums ;D

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

cohan
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Hoy wrote:

Mark, I am thinking of terminating my kitchen garden to grow trilliums ;D

With Ducks? ;)

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

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Mark, I am thinking of terminating my kitchen garden to grow trilliums ;D

With Ducks? ;)

Yes, the whole Duck family with uncle Scrooge in front:
Slugwatching!

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

cohan
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Oddly, I seem to have slugs but not slug damage.. I can only suppose that I have enough natural predators to keep them in check..

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

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Oddly, I seem to have slugs but not slug damage.. I can only suppose that I have enough natural predators to keep them in check..

I have predators too, some slug-egg-eating beetles and birds to name some, but we have many different species of slugs and snails and some are worse than other. The humid climate here make the slugs and snails active almost every day and night.

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

cohan
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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
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First Trillium,raised as T. angustipetalum ,is out with many Western sps/hybrids just needing a little more warmth to show some colour.

Cheers Dave.

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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Beautiful form and color on that one Dave, I LIKE IT!

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

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