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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #345 on: April 30, 2010, 09:09:05 AM »
My plant is supposed  to come originally from Korea so they grow also outside China as well - but not in Sweden  ;D
There are Japanese ones more similar to alternifolium but not quite hardy here.
Alternifolium is a Swedish native and is supposed to signify that there is a spring underneath. However they grow well in ordinary woodland. Too well actually. Be careful!! ;D
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there are no springs here, but there are low areas-wet in wet years, moist in dry, the chrysosplenium i have seen only in those low wettish places in shade, but maybe your ordinary woodlands are moister than ours?; this plant doesn't seem like it could take over anything here, but i have only seen it in areas where there is some presence of grazing cattle, so it may be subject to grazing or trampling limiting its success; i will keep an eye on it, but plan to grow it with other natives anyway, so no danger of it overwhelming any delicate exotics :) i'd be happy to have a nice big patch of it!
We do not have many springs either but I assume that the presence of C.a. suggests that this is a place where you can dig a well and find water. (but the notion of a spring is more romantic  ;) ) I irrigate overhead in dry weather and that seems to be enough to keep them going. The weediness will not be appearant in a "natural" environment. Those I planted in the forest fifty years ago have hardly spread at all.
I agree - the invasiveness is no problem if there is space available. Once they are established they will form an attractive yellowish mat in the spring.  However, i made the mistake of putting some too close to an area where I try to make Corydlis turtschanini self-seed. I must move the chrysospleniums to another place.
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #346 on: April 30, 2010, 09:11:06 AM »
A Dactylorhiza that i got today some people might not like the yellow splashing on the leaves but i like it.
Are you sure it is not virus??
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #347 on: April 30, 2010, 09:55:08 AM »
Oddly enough my Chinese clone of Chrysoplenium alternifolium seems to have died this winter, after suffering from bad frost damage for years... Asarum splendens growing just a couple of feet away did survive, go figure!

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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #348 on: April 30, 2010, 10:31:28 AM »
Hi, firstly, I agree with Maggie we are so fortunate that we can appreciate the beauty of plants and flowers and it is great that we share this passion on the forum. 

Yes!

Pulsatilla aff. turczaninovii


Pulsatilla multifida


Hepatica nobilis double form


Hepatica japonica Shirajuki


Hepatica transilvanica Elison Spence


View to Plescheevo lake near Pereslavl Zalessky
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #349 on: April 30, 2010, 11:07:53 AM »
Olga,

as always, some stunning pictures from you. I love your Pulsatilla's and Hepatica's.

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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #350 on: April 30, 2010, 11:21:22 AM »
Olga,


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photographs.

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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #351 on: April 30, 2010, 11:36:05 AM »
A Dactylorhiza that i got today some people might not like the yellow splashing on the leaves but i like it.
Are you sure it is not virus??
Göte
100% not virus Gote the chap who i got this of grows hundreds of dactylorhiza and this is his selection i knew somebody would inquire that i did hes told me its fine and by the looks of all his stock hes right.
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #352 on: April 30, 2010, 01:03:47 PM »
Lovely pics everyone. Here is my Gentiana acaulis doing well this year

Quite an understatement Ian...  ::) :o :o :o
Do you feed it to get such a good flowering ??


Olga, your stunning pictures never cease to amaze me..  :o :o :o
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #353 on: April 30, 2010, 01:41:54 PM »
some photos from 11 days ago-- native willow species growing in a half-wild farm area which is grazed by cattle, and the woodies are browsed--at times heavily-by deer and moose..
at the time these were taken, there was virtually nothing else in flower--maybe a few scattered petasites, and probably poplars--but those catkins are high up and you only see them close when they fall.. so the bees were very busy in the willows..
Salix species


Cohan, really enjoyed the "photo essay" on willow catkins, thanks for sharing such an intimate look. :D
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #354 on: April 30, 2010, 01:52:00 PM »
Cohan, your close up view of catkins gave me goosebumps  ;D  They are so cool with the spotty effect and intense furriness   8)

Just goes to show that miniatures in the wild can steal the show with a Spring message and the bees certainly know how to appreciate them too - great shots  :)
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #355 on: April 30, 2010, 01:54:29 PM »
Olga, thanks again for your glorious studies of Spring flowers.  The
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View to Plescheevo lake near Pereslavl Zalessky
is intriguing - is it a Nature reserve?
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #356 on: April 30, 2010, 01:57:29 PM »
Olga, as usual, love all your photos, but the third one of "Hepatica nobilis double form", the composition clearly speaks to the viewer, the pink Hepatica leaning in and saying "me too, me too"! :D
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #357 on: April 30, 2010, 02:47:41 PM »
Olga, as usual, love all your photos, but the third one of "Hepatica nobilis double form", the composition clearly speaks to the viewer, the pink Hepatica leaning in and saying "me too, me too"! :D

Yes, it's too, it's too!  :)


These two double forms of hepatica grow in russian gardens for more than 100 years. Nobody knows theirs origin.

The best time of the year starts! Many new flowers everyday and many new hopes.
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #358 on: April 30, 2010, 02:51:36 PM »
Wim, Paddy, Luc, Robin, Mark
Thank you!  :-*

Robin
Yes it is a Nature reserve. Beautiful nature and interesting history makes that place an interesting touristic object.
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Re: April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now.
« Reply #359 on: April 30, 2010, 02:54:27 PM »
White hepatica


Jeffersonia dubia


Narcissus pseudonarcissus talking with aquilegia seedling


Corydalis sp. from Far East
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