Hi cheers Member,
I would share with you plants of my garden.
I say it's my little "Botanic Garden" because i have around 400 species (or hybrids) in my garden.
Astrantia minor (new grow)
I start a litlle rockgarden
Example of slide for my "project of germination" with childrens :
Next picture for next days !
[Edits for minor correction to species names. :)]
The litlle rock in my garden..it's starting rock !
Some saxifraga in pots at the moment for rooting!
It's donation from Belgium forumist ..Very cool man ! ;)
My favorite in situ in Alpes area,
I know a area where thousand of Cypripedium Calceolus grow naturally ...Very beautiful site !
I came back every year to see flowering at the period of June to Juillet maxiumum.
Very interesting Botanica!
My Astrantia minor grow ..it's cool. I hope good flowering next year !
This plants (if grow well) ..they join my rock garden next season.
Ooo, what forumist? Can you tell I covet cypripediums? I haven't heard of anyone having success with any of the cyps except japonicum around here. Too warm in winter I guess, doesn't mean I won't give it a whirl. Does anyone know where you can get baby cyps in flasks for semi reasonable money? I just sowed seed of dactyloriza in test tubes a couple of weeks ago. Wish me luck. I'll need it.
Jan in soggy Portland Oregon.
Jan, I once bought a flask with tens of baby orchids. However I did a big mistake when I transplanted the small plant to the growing medium (sphagnum moss). The mistake was that I didn't rinse the small plants thoroughly enough. The remnants of the growing medium from the flask was attractive for mould that ultimately damaged the roots of the plants. When I found out what was happening it was too late - they all died.
Botanica, I think it's so cool that you're growing Trichophorum alpinum -- it's a plant I've seen only in the wild. What sort of garden conditions do you plan to grow it in?
Hello Janet Novak,
I have collected seed in Alpes Mountains (This Summer) and i have sow seeds immediately in mix of sand ,heathland and garden soil.
Trichophorum alpinum germinated good but i dont know if the plants resisted well after the winter.
I have different type of condition in my garden, and i try multiple zone to grow the plants.
If you want , i could send you some seed, i think i have some !
What is the type of plants and garden you have ?
If you're interested to exchange some seed , tell me your list in PM, i have some seed for you.
See you later and have a good day !
Hello NARGS Members (and others of course!) ;D
The 2013 season start for me with many new plant and good growing of my favorites cypripedium !
Before starting i would to say many thanks to all members who have send me seed for my germination project and my litlle Botanica(l) Garden :D ;D
I have work hard to have good seeding with seed donation and exchanges
Look that ! They're is less than half of total batch of seed !! Many many hours with writing sticker for identification !
Now some results of the work ..
Many other coming soon naturally..... :rolleyes:
New plant coming in the garden this year
For the final ..my cypripedium growing well.
Hello Amercian's (and others! ;) )
I don't known if the Spring weather is good for you but in France we have many raining day's !
Difficult to have a real big sunshine day in the start of May and temperatures are not over 20°c (most of day around 14-15°c)
But some flowering in the garden..because Spring ..of course :rolleyes:
I share with you ..this link ..beautiful picture of Alpines plants...numbers plants i would to have in the Garden !!
Have a good day !
Botanica, you have quite a collection! But it seems you grow a lot of the plants in pots?
Yes most cypripedium are in pot against some animals in the soil .The have eat one of them in 2011 Season :o
I have some post of new plant (like Arisaema or Trillium and some others) for growing and before i plant that in soil in my garden.
This week most cypripedium could flowering and i send in this post the picture of flowering.
And i have most of seeding germinated from some exchange with forumers ;D
I hope i have many species seed to propose for exchange to start a good 2014 season with other species in the garden.
I participate in June to a plant exchange in North of France with SAJA Association...i hope the weather was good!
This week cypripedium flowering in mass !
What do you think about that ? Nice ...No ?
The germination project continue and germinate :)
If you have some seeds to colleted this year for me ..it's very nice and cool ..remember me ;D ;)
My cardicrinum giganteum grow well
And life in the garden reborn
Yes, very nice indeed!
Beauties, all of them.
I've wondered what cardiocrinum look like when first emerging from the soil....
Now I know. Thanks!
Thanks Lori S. and RickR,
This year the garden became very nice but i hope i have many new species thus year with batch's of Germination that people exchange and give to me .
The weather in my area is very rainy this year , the sun shine some day since the start of 2013 and not for long time.
But, i've seen the Tornado in USA :o :o.. I realise raining is so cool after that.
Nobody here was damage ??? ...i hope !!
however (raining days), some plants grow and flowering well..look ! ;)
I received new some seed by forumer for my Botanical Garden..(from Hungary !) ;D ;D ;D
Pulsatilla pratensis 'Nigricans'
Cerastium alpinum ssp lanatum
Have a good day in the Garden !
New flowering of cypripedium in the garden ! ;D ;D
New plants in my garden after the SAJA yearly exchange and sales of young plants
1. dudleya calcicola
2. androsace sarmentosa
3. androsace brigantiaca
4. androsace vitaliana
5. androsace sempervivoides
6. sedum cyaneum
7. ewartia planchonii
8. cerastium alpinum lanatum
9. hieracium maculatum
10. saxifraga stolonifera
11. saxifraga southside seedling
12. saxifraga longifolia
13. campanula wanneri
14. saxifraga grisebachii
15. saxifraga kolenatiana
16. saxifraga hostii rhaetica
17. primula pubescens
18. Haberlea rhodopensis
19. Chiastophyllum oppositifolium
20. trollius yunnanensis
21. dodecatheon jeffreyi
22. mitella yoshinagae
23. campanula grossekii
24. campanula alliariifolia
25. jeffersonia dubia
26. erinus alpinus
27. digitalis davisiana
And the 2013 germination project...
Wonderful pics, Botanica. The iris and the heavily spotted sax are especially fetching.
I am wondering about the color tags in the pots at the SAJA plant sale. Do they designate a set price?
We do that with our not-open-to-the-public plant sale in August.
Thank's for comment about quality of picture :D
The color tag is (from my memories)
Yellow= 1 €
green/blue= 2 €
orange= 3 €
I sad that i couldn't be with you for your plant saling...you do have so many nice and rare species to proposed ?
I hope you could take many photos for me and other members to see this event and nices plants ;D ;D ...
I am a little jealous on you Botanica, all those wonderful Cypripediums :o
Thank you very much Hoy ;)
I am very proud of my cypri season , because most are flowering but not really all cyps.
I am sure you've many interesting plants and alpines species of course!!!..I am very jaleous on many people in this forum ..
They have many many interesting species :o ...that i would to have in my little botanic garden in Ardennes .
Some seed provided form some of you in this forum germinate..i hope i could have some good adult plants ;D
I've other plants in the garden
I am sorry for the long time of silence ..but i have many problem to connect in this forum ...i don't know why but ..many difficulties .
This day , i reply a new test and Wooo i could connect me and find my old post !
I realize this forum is (for me) not so easy to use that SRGC..i was the only one to say (realized) that ...perhaps i have note find the good way ??
What news for my Germination Project...?
New batch of germination this year with approximative 200 pots this weekend ..the starting of the season !!!
Polemonium pauciflorum (form 2013 seeding)
New collection of saxifraga
Artemisia umbelliformis (Génépi jaune) (form 2013 seeding)
And many others for next days , i could you proposed !
For information , i create a FaceBook page for exchange with many people my passion of plants (and Alpines !!)
And in the SRGC forum too ..of course because i am a members
Have good days in yours garden ..the climate in France it's very hot ..22°c this week with sun !