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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:27 PM

Post #2312299

Hello everyone.
It's always enjoyable to look your alpines on this forum. These are some flowers from my garden in May.
Trillium grandiflorum

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:31 PM

Post #2312309

Linaria (unknown species )

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:31 PM

Post #2312312

Edelwaiss

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:33 PM

Post #2312319

Aquilegia (unknown species )

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:35 PM

Post #2312329

Pinellia cordata
Smells like chewing gum:)

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:36 PM

Post #2312331

Geranium oxonianum

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2312342

These are not alpines though...
Bletilla striata

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2006
1:41 PM

Post #2312345

Calanthe

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2006
7:01 PM

Post #2313316

A nice selection of plants there! I have the double trillium grandiflorum - it is a real treasure.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 24, 2006
8:47 PM

Post #2313570

Pinellia is a new plant to me...very unique!
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2006
2:58 PM

Post #2316070

Hi Galanthophile,

T.grandiflorum is my favorite too. Ex inhabitant of our house left this lovely plant and when I found it I was sooo happy:) I want to increase number of flower more though, when should I transplant it?

Hi Todd,
I'm always staring rapt at your wonderful alpine plant collections! Thank you for viewing!
taramark

(Zone 4a)

May 26, 2006
6:16 AM

Post #2318415

Perhaps the Aquilegia is A. brevistyla?
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2006
6:51 AM

Post #2318435

Goldenfish - I have moved my double trillium a few times - if it wasn't happy I was so afraid to lose it I moved it. It seems better now that it has more light. I would move yours when it is dormant - maybe mid summer to early autumn when all the foliage has died down. Good luck!
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2006
3:09 PM

Post #2319054

Hi taramark,
I think A. brevistyla is more tinged with blue than mine. I think it might be a subspecies of Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila but I couldn't identify waht variety it is. Aquilegia is easy to intercross so very difficult to identify, right?

Galanthophile,
Thank you for your suggestion! I'll try to transplant it in bigger pot than now. I can't wait to see it in next spring.


Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2006
11:26 AM

Post #2338930

They are all lovely! I've got the regular trillium grandiflorum and love them but that
double is a must-have!!! And the geraminum has just a wonderful filliagreed coloration.

Here's my rock garden - several lewisia & geranium varieties are blooming. The dianthus,
a little daphne, silene and aster alpina are in bloom too


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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2006
11:30 AM

Post #2338937

Daphne Jasminea in bloom

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2006
11:33 AM

Post #2338949

Geranium nana (far left), Aster Alpina (blue flowers), Lewisia cotelyton,
allium (white flowers - not sure species) and dianthus (far right).

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2006
3:47 PM

Post #2339747

Tammy,
Thank you for your lovely rock garden photo. Your clumpy Geranium is great! Hardy geraniums don't grow like yours in here. Too hot and humid for them:( Your Daphne Jasminea is also very cute! Rainy season is just around the corner in here. The most tough time for my alpines! I killed my Lewisia in last summer. I did something cruel! Should I grow tropicals? But I love alpines:) I also love toropicals though...!!




taramark

(Zone 4a)

June 2, 2006
8:19 AM

Post #2342738

Oooo,. Tammy!

Beautiful settings and plants.

What a great rock wall you have!

Corinne
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2006
10:46 AM

Post #2342818

Tammy, thanks so much for the pix. Your garden is beautiful. I'm at stage 1 for my rock garden and collecting ideas. We're in the same zone, but you have this lovely rock wall and mine will be in a very exposed area. I'm going to try to create some protected pockets with the rocks so I can put in more varieties of plants.

Goldenfish, I especially love the trillium. And I've been wanting to put in edelweiss ever since the rockerie was just a dream.

so far I have planted 1 semp (Ruby Heart), but it's a start. I know it's not an alpine, but it's all I have at the moment. it's actually just outside of the bounds of the rock garden. I'm reserving the rockerie for alpines & related plants.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2006
11:24 AM

Post #2342886

grampapa - I also have exposed rockeries. Here's a picture that includes my
pink garden, which is my play area. I've grown a variety of different annuals there
and am now letting the plants I like self-seed (soapwort, penstomen hirsutus &
neremberia primarily). But in front of the sea of pink you can see my little rockery.

I have my first Edrainthus Pumilio in there last year. Its got beautiful blue flowers!

Tam

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2006
9:47 PM

Post #2345071

I love it! A beautiful shade of blue. What's the dark green plant on the far right? Your sculpture must be quite a conversation piece.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



June 2, 2006
11:43 PM

Post #2345470

Looking good Tammy!

That Daphne jasminea is looking very happy.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2006
7:19 PM

Post #2348248

Grampapa - are you seeing the Chamaecyparis? Its a little dwarf hinoki cypress (common name).
I have almost no evergreens on my property but this is one of them.

Thanks Todd!

Tam
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2006
7:35 PM

Post #2348299

Tam, I thought that's what it looked like. It's a nice touch in that corner. I'm shopping for a chamaecyparis for my heather garden. Haven't decided on a variety yet.
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2006
4:47 PM

Post #2351098

Hi grampapa,
Your Ruby Heart's color shade is lovely. You can glow Edelweiss from seed very easily. You've got to try! Good luck on your rock garden!

Tam,
I've never seen Edrainthus Pumilio before. It's a breathtaking view of the plants which coverd with many many flowers!
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2006
10:03 PM

Post #2351886

Thanks, goldenfish. I bought an 'Iceberg' too when I got the 'Ruby Heart', but haven't planted it yet. It took me forever to pick out just 2. I have the edelweiss seeds. I intended to start them over the winter, but I wasn't well, so it will have to wait for next year. But there's LOTS of other things I can plant in the meantime.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
5:15 AM

Post #2357210

Goldenfish, you always have the most interesting plants. I love the Calanthe. I don't remember ever seeing that one before.

Tammy, I love your pink garden. It's so full of beautiful blooms. My Edraianthus pumilio bloomed so nicely last year, but this year it hasn't done a thing yet. Is that a current photo? I had assumed mine would bloom later on, but maybe not.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2006
12:50 AM

Post #2360163

Hi wonderful to see you here again Zuzu! Yes - those pic's were posted w/in a week of the
day I took them. The Edrainthus looks like its just about done now. Maybe one more bloom left
to go.

Tam
Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2006
9:00 PM

Post #2382734

Wow, I've been away for a while and missed alot of great posts. There are some great looking blooms here.

Goldenfish my Edelweis are just starting to bloom. I also love the Bletilla and Calanthe, very pretty.

Tammy, your garden looks so lush and green. I've been trying to grow Edrainthus for a couple of years now and still no success. I love the color of their blossoms. Just one of the many plants from seed that insist on being difficult for me.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2006
11:46 PM

Post #2383248

Good to see you Ally!

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