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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6380125

Come on, folks - I'm sure there's a lot more in bloom in your areas than here! Bulbocodium vernum started blooming on March 21st, then got buried by 10" of snow, and emerged again on April 4th. Here a little bunch after the latest (dare I hope, last?) melt...

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #6380830

I'm pushing it on this one... New buds on Aethionema oppositifolium. I haven't even washed the dust of winter off these guys yet!


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



April 8, 2009
10:34 AM

Post #6381164

You bet me to the punchline Lori...I was just about to post some pics! Here is my Scilla tubergeniana. I've tried Bulbocodium...bloomed once then disappeared. Our winters appear too wet for it to remain happy.

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



April 8, 2009
10:40 AM

Post #6381174

and my Aethionema oppositifolia IS open!

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



April 8, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #6381177

Erica carnea are out too...this one is Anne Sparkes...great pinkish winter colour on the foliage

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



April 8, 2009
10:45 AM

Post #6381180

Eranthis hyemalis was THE first to open in the garden..about a week ago.

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



April 8, 2009
10:47 AM

Post #6381182

lots of crocus open and of course snowdrops. Looks the rest of the early bloomers will be missed as I head off to Ecuador for 3 weeks starting next Tuesday.

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 8, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6383954

Harrumph . . .

In the warmest part of my warmest garden, I can barely see some buds coming on Corydalis solida. And my hellebore winter buds(at ground level - not flower buds) are finally breaking.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #6384368

Here's my 'ole reliable... a draba sp I got from NARGS seed
exchange a few years ago.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #6384377

And the ever lovely sanguineum canadensis Plena Flora

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



April 9, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #6385608

My double blood root is just breaking the surface...and I think I lost my Draba over the winter...hopefully some seedlings will appear!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #6391394

my bloodroot in the front yard are just starting to emerge too. Its always
amazing how much difference you can get with the various microclimates.

Here's a little primula seedling - don't know what it is.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6391397

Not the best picture but always a welcome sight... a little anemonella thalicroides

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6391403

As I'm sure you've all noticed, I'm not the best of keeping track of what
I have. Here's little white blooming guy that I am thinking is an androsace.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #6391412

And a red primula - several in bloom.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 10, 2009
5:08 PM

Post #6391665

Very nice! Your areas are so far ahead of us this year! Well, every year, I suppose, but this year especially with the record snowfall we had.
Tammy, your white-flowered plant is a Brassicaea, as shown by the 4-petalled flowers, so perhaps an arabis (but not an androsace which has 5 petals). My primroses (the deciduous ones) are just emerging, as the snow melted off them the other day... no buds yet on the evergreen ones.

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6391719

I've been waiting for this thread to see wonderful alpine plants
of you all!

Epimedium diphyllum

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HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6392075

Oh Tod, love that Scilla tubergeniana! So very cute, and it would grow here I'll bet.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 11, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6393817

Colchicum kesselringii that was planted last year... somewhat underwhelming, as I was hoping it would have the purple stripes on the outside!

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



April 11, 2009
9:34 AM

Post #6394626

Another Colchicum we can't grow...I'm amazed what can survive in Calgary!

Iris Katherine Hodgkin is gracing me for a second year. At one time these spring iris were only annual for me but now they have become firmly perennial.

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



April 11, 2009
9:35 AM

Post #6394628

and good ole I. reticulata

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



April 11, 2009
9:37 AM

Post #6394629

and my fav crocus species, C. etruscus

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6395959

Interesting - I thought colchicums were all fall blooming.

Todd-- love the little beauties! Are you getting bloom earlier than
typical this year?

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



April 11, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6396626

Seems to be a bit early...we have had 2 weeks of temps in the upper 40's to mid-50's and things have really popped!
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 12, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #6397291

FINALLY! I have something blooming.

A plain old double Snowdrop.

Todd, why is etruscus your favorite?
The stripping (what little there is) is interesting. And it does have a cool name, though.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 12, 2009
5:04 AM

Post #6398308

The crocuses started to bloom on Thursday, and strangely, the areas in bloom are nowhere near the usual first ones... it's odd what a difference snow cover (which we don't usually have for any length of time) can make!
Crocus chrysantha (and one C. vernus):

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



April 12, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6398660

hard to say why etruscus is among my favs...maybe because I bought them as plain ole tommies and ended up with a relatively scarece species. The outer striping is also attractive.

However, I guess my overall fav is C. sieberi 'Hubert Edelsten'

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



April 12, 2009
11:36 AM

Post #6398665

Just look at the striking markings on the outside! One of the local NARGS members is a crocus fanatic and parted with a few bulbs for me...glad he did!

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



April 12, 2009
11:41 AM

Post #6398674

First Chionodox sardensis are open. The peak of the Chionodoxa is about a week away. I'll miss the next 3 weeks of blooms while I'm gone...the first dafs should be open when I return. I hope I don't miss all the Kabschia Sax blooms as most are well into bud now.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6403699

This is my patch of sanguinaria canadensis flore pleno - it's one of the highlights of this time of year in my garden.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6403712

Jeffersonia dubia taken today.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6403721

Aquilegia viridiflora - I'm thrilled with this as I grew it from seed.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6403729

Pulsatilla georgica

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6403747

And romulea bulbocodium from today

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



April 13, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6405243

Wow...you are close to 2 months ahead of me!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 14, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6405983

is that a camelia in bloom?? And the white littel bloom - epimedium?
Very very nice. You are indeed ahead of us here too

Tam

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 14, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6406102

Here's a better shot of the anemonella thalictroides. My cat Fred put his
paw there for perspective. :-)

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 14, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #6406122

I never noticed the stamens on J. dubia doing the Stone Henge thing before. I'll have to check closer on my plants this season.

Wow, the feathering on that Crocus s. is certainly to exclaim about.
Most excellent.

It took me several tries of growing A. viridiflora from seed, each time turning out to be something else, before I got the real thing. Now, seeing that the foliage is so different from other columbines, it's easy to discard them at an early stage.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2009
9:19 AM

Post #6407439

Yes the foliage is very different on the aquilegia isn't it? And yes that is my Debbie camellia above the sanguinaria - the white plant is Cardamine trifolia. Here is a close up.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6411346

ANother new one to me. That's lovely (the cardamine trifolia)!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 15, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6411634

Nice flowers, everyone! How hardy are romulea, I wonder? Is anyone here growing them in colder zones?

Finally, the first of the hepatica flowers - actually a deep, rich blue-purple, but I can't capture it on film! - H. transylvanica:

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2009
3:05 PM

Post #6413558

This Babiana dregei is south African bulb plants and suitable for desert rock garden.

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #6413596

The gorgeous flower look like a orchid.

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #6413659

Native Japanese ericaceous shrub Enkianthus perulatus.
They are indigenous at altitudes between 1000 and 2000 meters above sea level. This one is in my garden, though : )

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 16, 2009
3:51 AM

Post #6417142

Corydalis solida ssp. solida starting to bloom, as are Adonis vernalis, Pulsatilla alpina...

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6423352

Primula sieboldii cv. "Hokutosei"

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #6426117

The flowers are like snowflakes.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
3:34 AM

Post #6426566

Very first Pulsatilla vulgaris of the year, a young self-seeded one...

altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6426572

Ooops, here it is!

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #6426575

Pulsatilla alpina.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2009
5:34 AM

Post #6426868

Gorgeous pulsatilla! That downy fur is wonderful.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6428623

First flower on Adonis amurensis 'Fukujukai'... looks pretty wimpy now, I know, but it will fill out and put out a lot more flowers in the next while!

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6428634

Assorted croci... which I just can't stop going out to look at, LOL!

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6428645

Among the mostly "garden-variety" (so to speak) crocus I have, I think Crocus tomassinianus is my favourite (right side of photo):

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6428657

I lost the double adonis I had and really regret it even more after seeing yours - it's wonderful.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6428660

Oops, wrong photo, sorry!
Crocus tomassinianus et al:

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #6428680

Thanks, Galanthophile... your climate is so much milder, and the plants so much more advanced, that these photos must be like reliving late winter for you, LOL! Would love to see more photos of your garden - your plants look so lovely!

Corydalis solida ssp. solida:

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2009
7:18 PM

Post #6428710

Yes my crocus tomassinianus are long gone! This erythronium Pagoda is in bloom now.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #6428719

I have masses of these self sown fritillaria meleagris in my garden and they are delightful.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #6428775

Primula auricula Albert Bailey - a new one for me this year.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #6428848

Beautiful! What an unusually-coloured primula! Over on the SRGC forum, there was some amazement over a photo of F. meleagris with two flowers per stem... surely this can't be so unusual? I noticed several here with two and even three flowers last year... must make a note to watch this year!
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6430389

Ya know, I never thought of the regular species C. solida being soooo red. Or, perhaps color doesn't differentiate the subspecies. Hmmm. Anyone know? (We can't expect Todd to jump in here. He's in Ecuador.)

The Minnesota Arboretum has a nice form of C. solida, IMO:

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6430395

More pics from the MN Arboretum rock garden.

Tulipa tarda

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6430403

Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Scarlet Baby'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #6430411

Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Shakespear'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6430429

Tulipa humilis 'Violacea'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #6430439

Iris retuculata 'Clarette'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6430470

Jeffersonia dubia

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 19, 2009
3:21 AM

Post #6430507

Rick, I was wondering where you were! The corydalis I posted used to be called C. transylvanica, but now, apparently, it is preferred to call it C. solida ssp. solida, for whatever reasons. It seems to be the normal colour for it, compared to the plants I see over at SRGC (which I recently joined), for example. 'George Baker' is another very red, even orangey, form of C. solida. Other red C. solida selections are 'Prasil Strain', 'Zwanenburg' (see below)... no doubt others.
http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20corydalis.htm#Pr%E1%9Ail%20Strain'.%A0

Whoo-hoo, my Erythronium dens-canis has gone from 1 flower, in the past couple of years, to 4 flowers this year! Huzzah, huzzah! Hmm, I'm almost encouraged to try other species... almost... I'm not sure I want to wait as long as I did for this one!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 19, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #6430512

Wow, there's that fantastic J. dubia again - outstanding! Is it the one from the arboretum there?
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #6430934

Yes what a fantastic specimen of J dubia! I was pleased with 2 flowers on my plant this year!
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #6433918

Yes, that is the MN Arb Jeffersonia (and of course, a pic of the best one). And just two days before, we (our NARGS Chapter) did our first spring clean up of the garden, and the Jeffersonia was only 2 inches high. I just happened to catch it because I was volunteering there for another function. Bobbi, who volunteered me, is really going to be bumbed that she had to leave, and couldn't take the time to wander the garden.

I was thinking some more about my C.solida comment concerning yours, Alta, and now consider it ridiculous. Of course there are variations. But I have seen pics of other selections (like George Baker), and was just surprised that yours was so much better. I think it should be named.

Would still like to know what differentiates the sspp., though.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 19, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6434095

Well, I'm game... what shall we name it? ;) Yeah, it's often difficult to find keys to different genera. Is there a monograph on corydalis - that's available in print (which would help) - I wonder?

Erythronium dens-canis:


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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 20, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6434783

Oh, I think I found an answer, possibly the answer: Corydalis by Magnus Lidén and Henrik Zetterlund (ISBN 0-900048-66-2).

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 20, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #6435144

Yes, that's the one. Jānis Rukšāns mentions it (if I remember correctly) in his book Buried Treasures.

Out of all the E's, I think dens-canis is the best, or at least yours sure is.

I'm trying to think of a descriptive name for your corydalis starting with "L". Can't seem to come up with one.

goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6446853

Here are Japanese woody land plants.
Polygonatum odoratum var.pluriflorum ''variegatum''

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #6446861

Calanthe discolor Lindl.

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #6456491

Arisaema sikokianum

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goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6456501

from an anterior view

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6457128

Fabulous arisaema. If I was going to have one of those I think I'd pick that variety.
HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #6458415

Goldenfish, those are Japanese Jack-in-the-Pulpit, right? I wonder what USA Zones they will grow in?
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 25, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #6459336

They should be certainly zone 5 hardy. In the right places, people here grow them in zone 4a.

Wonderful pics, goldenfish!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6459364

I've got them. Just a lovely plant. Zone 6. Some one dug up
a lot of them and brought them to our chapter plant sale. There
were so many that we had to mark them down to sell them all.

Goldenfish - beautifully grown & photographed plants!
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
2:50 PM

Post #6461146

Thank you every one

Galanthophile,
Please be sure to have this one because it's very interesting plant:)

HappyJackMom,
I didn't know the name of this plant in English. "Jack-in-the-Pulpit" is
lovely name! In Japan, it 's called "Yukimotisou" (snow rice-cake plant)

HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6461805

Oh, thanks everyone, I will try to find some! Those are very good photos Goldenfish! We have put up a fence for a memorial garden for my Mom and need some more shade plants, so thought they would look great there.

Grandma's Garden area (still a work in process)

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HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6461840

I found this neat description of "Yukimotisou" (snow rice-cake plant), aka Japanese Jack-in-the-Pulpit:

http://www.paghat.com/pulpit-snowrice.html

The more I read about them the more interesting they are!

Donna

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6462885

Its like summer here today! It hit 80deg F

Erythronium Grandiflorum. Its very happy in this little front garden.

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #6462895

Othonna capensis 'Little Pickles' - so cute!

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Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #6462906

Pulsatilla vulgaris

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6462911

Saxifraga sp betscho pass siberia ... cheating 'cause I just got this.
It came in a little cube of tufa. I sure hope it survives here.

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 26, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6463308

I have never seen an Othonna c. before, but googling seems to say it is not one. Any further comments? Certainly a handsome plant though.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6463434

New to me too! I had to look it up... seems to be another of those Drakensberg wonders.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othonna

http://www.paghat.com/littlepickles.html

Edit: Oh, do you perhaps think it's not Othonna, Rick? The flowers and leaf shape look very much like Delosperma.

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6465133

Lovely photos all! This is a wondrous time of year, is it not? Something new coming up all the time.
I took a little stroll with my camera and got a few nice shots. I too am cheating a little as some of these plants are new.

This is one of my many Epimediums, youngianum niveum

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #6465138

The last bloom on Kerria japonica

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #6465144

A new Aquilegia, Blackcurrant Ice

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #6465172

Another Epimedium, Dark Beauty

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6465184

Finally, the lovely face of the Panda Face Ginger!

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 26, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6466469

Welcome Kudrick!
Nice photos. I always wondered if that ginger was really as nice as other pics lead you to think. And I see it is. Thanks! Would sure like to see a pic of the whole plant. Too bad it wouldn't survive here.
-----------------------

I guess I was a bit unintentionally ambiguous about the Othonna. Yes, I am wondering if Tammy's pic is really O. capensis, or some other Delosperma or Delosperma relative. The google pics seem to be uniformly different in their flowers: petals much wider and smaller number of them, with a different aspect and some curling, much larger flower center, only single color petals, very pronounced and relatively thin flower stems, along with the slightly differing leaf shape. I don't see how this could be attributed to variation within the species. Then again, I've been wrong before.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #6467393

You could be right. The flowers have shorter stems that those in the pictures.

Kudrick - welcome! Nice pictures.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 27, 2009
5:16 AM

Post #6468742

I like your fence, HappyJackMom!

Wonderful plants, Tammy and Kudrick!
kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6470663

Leftwood, this is for you. The flowers hide under the foliage.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6471023

Is that asarum maxium? I love these plants. I have one but the leaves are a bit ragged and it hasn't produced any new leaves so I've moved it as I don't want to lose it.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 27, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #6472150

Very nice. Thanks Kudrick
kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6474940

Galanthophile, yes it is. They like shady spots.
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6484035

Hi kudrick,
Lovely selections... All of them are my favorites:)

Amsonia elliptica is blooming by the Pulsatilla.

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6484351

Goldenfish, your Amsonia is beautiful. I just planted 3 A. hubrichtii and can't wait to see them in the fall!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 2, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #6494582

Now that it's finally stopped snowing for a couple of days (not since Thursday, whoo hoo!), here's a baby Androsace carnea 'Alba':


altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 2, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6494593

Adonis vernalis, starting to bloom:

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2009
7:28 AM

Post #6496000

Beautiful adonis. Mine should be blooming shortly but I haven't had any snow for months! How do you bear it!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 3, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6496971

It ain't easy, LOL! Looking at all the wonderful things in bloom on this and other forums is starting to make me a little depressed! Sometimes I think I should either pave over the yard and give up... or stop looking at those forums, ha ha!
Ooops, I see my photo of a puny Androsace carnea 'Alba' didn't come through. Here it is:

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6497654

You must enjoy your blooms all the more for the period you have them at their best!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2009
6:54 PM

Post #6497856

That's a glorious Adonis. So well named.

I think this is Androsace Lactiflora.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 4, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6499937

"Open gardens" (garden visits) have started with the local rock garden club. Today, I visited two of the most exquisite gardens in Calgary (well, within a much, much broader radius, definitely!)
With permission of the owner to take photos, here is Callianthemum anemonoides:




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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 4, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #6499965

And, as above, Caragana jubata, a wonderful spiny, furry thing, leafing out in spring (today, that is):

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 4, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6499993

And from my own meager pickings... sigh!...(LOL!), Hepatica nobilis 'Rubra Plena':

NB. These are last year's leaves; new leaf growth hasn't started yet.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 4, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6500049

Here are the Eritrichium canum var. canum that have been blooming since around the beginning of April, from a Feb. 15 sowing. They are a slightly darker, richer blue than shown.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2009
7:15 AM

Post #6500790

What a lovely selection. Love that callianthemum!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 4, 2009
9:52 AM

Post #6500927

Just got back from Ecuador and the galapagos. Saw some freaky alpines in the Paramo region of the Andes...reminded me of high alpine zones of New Zealand...lots of hard bun-forming plants. I'll start a thread once I've sorted the pics.

I didn't miss much at home. Still few alpines open in the garden. I thought I'd show my Corydalis solida ssp. transylvanica I got from Ruksans last fall.

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



May 4, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #6500929

Just as a tease. Here is a shot of some of the Paramo buns. I think they are Bolax of some sort.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6502198

Fantastic Bolax! Sounds like a fascinating trip - looking forward to hearing more about it..
HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6502541

Todd, welcome home! We've missed you. Can't wait for the new photos.

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Sally_Denver
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6503432

I just had to post my Aquilegia jonesii, which is hard to grow and flower here, by reputation. I was thrilled!

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HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #6503862

That's about the size of our Aquilegia right now, but they aren't blooming yet. I love your rocks. Looks like granite?

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #6505036

Oooo Sally - that's a beauty. I love the folliage.

Todd - can't wait to see & hear about the trip.

Alta - lovely pic's. We start out garden visits next week.
Three on 5/9 and another two on 5/16.

Tam
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 5, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #6505298

Sally, I didn't realize AJ bloomed so early! But I guess now that I noodled it some more, and already know a bit about the peculiar habitat it comes from, I supposed it is not so surprising after all. A former member of our Chapter, Marcel Jouseau, obtained a grant from NARGS to map the parameters of it known habitats to predict where else it might be found. He has been very successful.

Thought you'd be poppin' in one of these days now, Todd. Welcome back, I know you had a great trip! Nice corydalis form. When I grew Erica spp. they never colored up so nicely over the winter. Heck, yours in that pic would be just as pretty without the flowers!
FYI one of my Impatiens namchabarwensis has suddenly collapsed from some root pathogen . . .

Alta, H.n.'Rubra Plena' almost looks like double anemone flowers!
Every year I say I am going to visit a founding member of our chapter that has a great collection of hepaticas, to see them blooming. Once again, missed it . . .



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



May 6, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #6512340

I started a May thread

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/985092/

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