Not too much blooming now, except Campanula, but Gentians are starting and a few other odds and ends. Here is G. cruciata..or maybe dahurica..these mid-summer gentians can be confusing.
Alpines (and wannabes) in August
I ALWAYS enjoy your
fotos! Where were
these taklen? Your home
How is the weather there right now?
Have you had a "normal"
summer ? ( whatever normal means LOL)
Nice stuff, Todd, as always. Wow, that P. glomerata still has a LOT of buds coming! A most excellent specimen!
Never heard of that genus...I don't think it would be hardy in my area.
Conandron ramondioides is indigenous to mountains with a mild climate in Japan.
I think the overwintering minimum temperature is 23℉ or so.
Some of you may already know I collect dried seed structures of all different plants. Remember this pic with the papery "calyxes" of Acantholinum hokanekeri? http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6778178
They make a nice little miniature bouquet. For each flower that was fertilized, a single seed is produced.
sweet arrangement Rick! BTW, I managed to get 4 plants from the Fibigia seed you sent me...they are quite large...looking forward to seeing the dried-flower results next year.
Nice Leucojum, Galanthophile. I was just reading up on Leucojum vs. Acis somehere . . . oh wait, that was Todd's article!
Now I find that, in fact, my Acantholinum hokanekeri did not produce any seed at all. What I thought was a single seed was merely a hard "something", common to most of the spent flowers.
Since I didn't even get one seed, I am wondering if Acantholinum is self infertile? I only have one plant and there were insects visiting the blooms daily.
Admittedly a terrible pic, but here be Phemeranthus calycinus.
I grow my Acis (Leucojum) autumnalis is pots as they are not hardy here...just repotted and started watering them last week. They should be in bloom in about a month, so yours are early in my book! However, the first Cyclamen hederifolium (actually planted in the garden) are showing buds.
Yes autumn in fast approaching!
Beautiful plants - the sanguisorba is nice. Love the allium but I fear I have lost my specimen..
All very nice, Alta. I have several A. sikkimense from seed this year from NARGS. I hope that is what they really are.
My sikkimense died but cyaneum is still surviving. Nice show still Alta....I don't have much 'new' blooming.
I was just catching up here with some photos from August, as I was negligent in posting! (I have also started a thread for September for the new things for the current month.)
Yes, I have quite a few Verbascum nigrum (also V. blattaria) in bloom throughout the yard. Actually, there is still a fair bit in bloom, though not many new things anymore. V. roripifolium and V. oreophilum have been interesting (and are also still in bloom).... I'll check back to see if I posted them already or not.
My Scilla scilloides will bloom this year - yippee! - unfortunately, it only blooms intermittently, maybe due (as we discussed previously) to less water than it would like.