What do you see on your garden walks 2014?

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tropicalgirl251...
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HI Lori

thanks.

 

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

Lori S.
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Lovely Erythronium, Krish.  Very different leaf colouration from Erythronium dens-canis (the only one I grow) - no sign of buds on mine yet, but I was pleased to find one of the seedlings that I noted a couple of years ago, some twenty feet or so away from the original plant, still present.

A bit of a damper on things here...

    

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

Hoy
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Looks cold, Lori.

But your plants survive, I hope!

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

Hoy
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Some plants from yesterdays walk.

Corydalis buschii and an unnamed blue one.   A branch of Clematis alpina is flowering in the dense shade under the yew.

   

 

Geranium tuberosum and a Euphorbia.    Pieris 'Forest Flame'.                               Ranunculis amplexicaulis

 

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

Hoy
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Many rhododendrons are now in flower. Here are some of the smaller ones:

 

Seedlings. The first one is from seed from the botanical garden in Oslo the second one is from Bergen.

 

 

Two species but I have forgotten the names and didn't bother to try and find them!

 

 

 

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

Lori S.
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Wow, your garden is looking fantastic, Trond!  Here from the opposite end of the gardening spectrum, I'm glad to report that our snow has melted... ;-)

At this time of year, such lushness can only exist in a greenhouse here.  In DH"s greenhouse, Nymphaea 'Colorado' and 'Attraction' have their first blooms; the tender roses have beautiful fresh foliage - e.g. Rosa 'Sheila's Perfume': 

    

Outdoors, here is Pulmonaria altaica and a cute seedling of Cortusa matthioli; Anemone blanda; Paeonia anomala:

       

More Pulsatilla patens;  Jeffersonia dubia; Primula elatior ssp. meyeri; Primula marginata 'Sheila Denby':

       

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

Hoy
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Thanks Lori!

It may look better than it is, I do not show you the weeds! The lushness is also great for snails and slugs. I hunt and kill 50-100 almost every eveningangry

 

Your garden looks very interesting and special too!

 

Is the rose 'Sheila's Perfume' and the Primula 'Sheila Denby' named for the same person?

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

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

Is the rose 'Sheila's Perfume' and the Primula 'Sheila Denby' named for the same person?

I doubt it but it's not something I would know about!

Jeffersonia dubia:

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

Hoy
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Lori S. wrote:

 

Hoy wrote:

Is the rose 'Sheila's Perfume' and the Primula 'Sheila Denby' named for the same person?

I doubt it but it's not something I would know about!

Jeffersonia dubia:

 

Well, I didn't expect an answer either . . . .

Nice Jeffersonia! I am still waiting for mine to achieve any greatness.

 

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

Cockcroft
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I never expected to see Primula aureata in my garden, but this little seedling appeared out of nowhere with its maiden bloom.  I can't find any record that I ordered the seeds.

Primula aureata

I've grown a lot of nomocharis from seed over the years, but never had a white one before.  Another maiden bloom.

Nomocharis ? farreri

This candelabra hybrid has Primula japonica as one parent.  Perhaps P. cockburniana added some farina to the mix?

Primula japonica hybrid

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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