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Rock and Alpine Gardening: My first alpines for 2007

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



April 23, 2007
7:35 PM

Post #3422974

At last! We hit a whooping 45 F today and the first alpine finally opened...two in fact. Here is Draba brunifolium.

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



April 23, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #3422978

and Aethionema oppositifolia. Great fragrance on this one. I have buds showing on two other draba and lots of buds showing on the Kabschia saxifrages. If the weather can hold, another week should show some more plants.

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



April 23, 2007
7:38 PM

Post #3422983

also blooming in the rockery is my Iris reticulata..they have been open nearly 2 weeks now, held in suspension by 35 F days!

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2007
2:55 AM

Post #3424354

Wow! A nice selection, Todd. Whatever holds those beauties in suspension can't be all bad. What a beautiful true, true blue.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



April 24, 2007
7:54 PM

Post #3426872

Finally a sunny warm day! My first Primula opened. This is Primula X berninae.

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siskiyou
Prineville, OR
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #3427016

Ooh, that primula is beautiful, Todd!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2007
6:55 AM

Post #3428133

Now this forum will be popping with color! Spring has finally arrived in New Brunswick.
Thanks Todd - they are wonderful pictures, especially that gorgeous primula. Can't
wait to see more.

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



April 25, 2007
8:24 AM

Post #3428341

Newfoundland Tammy, I'm in Newfoundland...but spring has hit New Brunswick too...if only we had some alpine growers there!
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2007
10:01 AM

Post #3428661

Those flowers that tolerate the cold weather to bloom are so beautiful! They are full of the energy of life!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2007
6:19 AM

Post #3432026

Oops. (how does one do a red faced emoticon here anyway?)
Tam
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



April 26, 2007
4:11 PM

Post #3433937

I surprised Dave hasn't included emoticons on DG. Most other forums do.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2007
6:48 AM

Post #3464777

I've missed all the early spring postings because I've been so busy starting up my new rose & cottage gardens. but it's all the more fun to catch up. always love to see your postings Todd. and I always make notes :0)
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 5, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #3466057

Draba rigida...not the showiest draba but I'll take any blooms I can get!

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



May 5, 2007
4:00 PM

Post #3466060

Corydalis solida...really a tuber but low enough to fit in the rockery!

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



May 5, 2007
4:01 PM

Post #3466064

and my first Kabschia saxifrage. Lots are showing colour in the buds but I need some heat! This one is Saxifraga versiculata.

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2007
11:23 AM

Post #3475707

Hi Todd,
They are so beautiful!! Finally, it is the biginning of a flowering season, isn't it?
It's early summer weather in here. I'd like to send the heat for you:) Saxifraga versiculata is new for me. The silver green leaves and exquisite white flowers are very nice combination.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

May 8, 2007
1:40 PM

Post #3476103

Hi Todd! Your Corydalis looks so healthy and vigorous. I had no luck with Corydalis solida, until I tried the cultivar 'Beth Evans'. Here is a picture of it taken last week.

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



May 8, 2007
4:27 PM

Post #3476517

June yours is so much more vibrant than mine. I have a couple of pale pink ones but the rest are this dull purple-pink. They grow gang-busters in my garden.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2007
4:58 PM

Post #3476619

both of the Cordyalis look wonderful to me!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 8, 2007
6:38 PM

Post #3476868

Primula glaucescens opened a couple of days ago.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

May 8, 2007
7:50 PM

Post #3477070

That's one gorgeous primula! The leaves look almost succulent.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 8, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #3477267

My corydalis solida are fairly dull colored also. But they are still cute. I always wondered about some of the strains out there. Beth Evens is sure worth it!

Meanwhile, I am enjoying EVERY photo posted on this forum. Thanks All!
taramark

(Zone 4a)

May 11, 2007
3:07 AM

Post #3485445

All of this is inspiring!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2007
7:09 AM

Post #3485581

Here's an aubretia in beautiful bloom
Tam

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2007
10:00 AM

Post #3486064

Todd, I love the color on the primula!

Tam, the aubretia is lovely. I have some seeds started and my fingers crossed

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2007
10:51 PM

Post #3487761

I've had good success with Aubretia from seed. I should start more! They are sure pretty.
Somehow too easy to be a "real" rock garden plant though. LOL

I picked up a couple of cute sax's today. I'll be posting pic when they bloom.

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



May 12, 2007
12:57 AM

Post #3488199

Speaking of Sax's , here's my 'Hindhead Seedling'

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



May 12, 2007
12:59 AM

Post #3488205

My first pulsatilla is out. I have several othesr but this one always blooms a week or more before the others.

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 12, 2007
3:04 AM

Post #3488697

A vulgaris, Todd? A fine crop of hairs too, and I'm not trying to be funny. It's the most endearing quality of pulsatilla's, I think.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2007
10:42 AM

Post #3489160

beautiful plants, Todd. the color on the pulsatilla is wonderful.

Tam, funny about the aubretia. I was kind of thinking the same thing.

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