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Author Topic: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 5849 times)

cohan

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2020, 05:43:31 PM »
An old garage Cohan, now housing mostly garden tools & beekeeping equipment. 
The roof has a couple of minor leaks which I must fix, but I like the encroaching vegetation ;D & it doesn't seem to be causing any great harm.

That's good, garden tool storage is a bit more forgiving. It looks lovely with the growth on it :)
The provincial gov't here just tore out a big living wall in a gov't building in Edmonton, which they say cost $70,000 a year to maintain.. my thought was simply it can't be a very good design if it requires that level of inputs...

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2020, 05:49:17 PM »
Francois-wow, 6 months dry? I guess that is not normal? Nice berries, ours are long gone...

Veronique- nice Clematis!

Koneko- I like the C japonense-- is that a plant that stays small?

IanR-- they surely have their reasons ;) spring-like weather in fall, or seedlings that just got large enough to flower?

Leena-- better late than never for snow ;)


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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2020, 01:48:00 PM »

Koneko- I like the C japonense-- is that a plant that stays small?


 It seems the plant grows to a height of 60- 90cm.
They are planted in a pot, So they may be smaller.

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2020, 08:45:02 PM »
Briggsia longipes flowers at a frost-free place in the house.
I don't know anything about the hardiness of these plants,
maybe one of the forumists has more experience and can
help me.
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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2020, 08:12:35 AM »

black and white

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2020, 08:44:54 AM »
yesterday..





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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2020, 01:58:33 PM »
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2020, 12:10:13 AM »
Gabriela
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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2020, 05:15:11 AM »
It seems the plant grows to a height of 60- 90cm.
They are planted in a pot, So they may be smaller.

ah, not small at all, just perspective :)

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2020, 05:17:44 AM »
Briggsia longipes flowers at a frost-free place in the house.
I don't know anything about the hardiness of these plants,
maybe one of the forumists has more experience and can
help me.
Interesting plant, I thought it looked Gesneriaceae, which it is...  I found this:
'Briggsia longipes can be found on damp rocks and crevices in Guangxi (Longlin Xian) and SE Yunnan at up to1800 m where occasional frosts are not uncommon in winter.'--though they go on to say this: 'Cultivation in a frost-free alpine house is recommended though plants have survived freezing conditions prior to the winter of 2010/11 in an unheated alpine house.  The root system is best described as a  rhizome covered in thin,  brittle roots so a fairly open compost is preferrable - equal parts fine bark, gritty sand and/or perlite and multi purpose compost works well.'
http://archive.alpinegardensociety.net/plants/plant-portraits/Briggsia%20longipes%20plant%20of%20the%20month%20Dec%20/112/

Did you grow it from seed? It sounds like a good indoor plant for me since it does not need direct sun, and doesn't like frequent water...lol
« Last Edit: December 01, 2020, 05:21:48 AM by cohan »

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2020, 05:19:18 AM »
Stefan-- you are catching up to me ;)
Catwheazle-- nice frost :) we get if often, but not often such large crystals as that.

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2020, 08:59:51 PM »
Cohan, thank you for the information. I got my plant from a generous Belgian rockgarden friend.
Propagation is quite easy from leaf cuttings.
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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2020, 10:03:34 PM »
Still blooming nicely outside:

Hamamelis virginiana

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Re: November 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2020, 11:41:40 AM »
Lovely picture of the Hamamelis. We had a very dry spell at the beginning of the year and our 20 year old H. mollis pallida just died. I really miss it because it always started flowering on New Years Day.
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