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Rock and Alpine Gardening: Alpines on May 1

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 1, 2006
11:39 PM

Post #2240002

Besides my Kabschia saxifrages (see the seperate thread) I have a few other interesting alpines open today. This is Besseya alpina...a delicate beauty that bloomed for the first time this year.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 1, 2006
11:41 PM

Post #2240011

A tuberous Corydalis, C. solida.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 1, 2006
11:42 PM

Post #2240022

Aethionema oppositifolia...this one has a lovely delicate fragrance.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 1, 2006
11:44 PM

Post #2240033

and Erythronium dens-canis

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2006
12:55 AM

Post #2240282

Spring has arrived in St. John's then!

Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2006
4:49 PM

Post #2241970

I debated on ordering seed for that Bessaya this fall. It got put on my next year list since I was focusing on other types of plants this year. This is the best picture I've seen of it yet. How many years does it take before it blooms? Great pictures as always.

Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 2, 2006
5:53 PM

Post #2242170

Too long! It took 8 years from seed! It is really no bigger now than when it was 3 years old, but for some reason it is reticent to bloom.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 3, 2006
10:04 AM

Post #2244094

Hy first Hepatica opened yesterday.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2006
5:26 PM

Post #2245077

You're catching up Todd! Beautiful photos - lovely hepatica and erythronium and that Besseya alpina is new to me - very nice!
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 3, 2006
11:17 PM

Post #2246032

The flower color change on that Aethionema is delightful! It looks like it has thick portulaca-like leaves too.

My Corydalis solida stay so small, about 4 inches. But (I assume) it's because they grow in a place that gets very dry and warm in the summer-the south side of my house. Still, they are so cute since they only have 2 or 3 leaves, and half of their height is the flowers.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2006
1:37 AM

Post #2246451

My aethionema seems to be a bit of an imperialist but it sure is pretty

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2006
7:06 PM

Post #2248621

Very nice!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 4, 2006
10:41 PM

Post #2249171

Most of my Corydalis solida are bluish-pink but a few turned out light pink.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 4, 2006
10:51 PM

Post #2249198

First Lewisia is out May 6.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 4, 2006
10:52 PM

Post #2249202

and I just love my Erythronium japonicum.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2006
1:15 AM

Post #2249569

Todd - I'm in love with your Erythronium Japonicum too! Its wonderful.
Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2006
5:01 PM

Post #2265933

I'm definitly going to have to try some of those Corydalis. I grow the rather common C. aurea which can be a bit of a thug. These are much more refined and elegant. The Erythronium is lovely. I've got seed for E. grandiflorum in the fridge right now. The purlpe/lavendar of E. japonicum would look very nice with the yellow of E. grandiflorum. I wonder if they have the same cultural requirements.

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