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Paul T

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Re: Troughs
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 03:06:14 AM »
Just catching up on this section..... great pics Gerd.  Some of the troughs you showed are absolute crackers.  Thank.  8)
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2009, 08:08:11 PM »
Here are some plants growing in troughs in front of the house -
until now the slugs hadn't detected the Phyteumas!

Phyteuma comosum - Calceolaria tenella from Chile, Erigeron nanus

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Re: Troughs
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 08:33:50 PM »
Here are some plants growing in troughs in front of the house -
until now the slugs hadn't detected the Phyteumas!

Phyteuma comosum - Calceolaria tenella from Chile, Erigeron nanus

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I love your Phyteuma comosum its got such character  ;) ....and your cute Calceolaria tenella - the slugs mustn't find them Gerd it would be sacrilege  :o  I think the Erigeron nanus will be safe
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2009, 03:27:58 AM »
Wow, Gerd.  The Phyteuma is so striking, and your second pic shows such wonderful detail.  The Calceolarias look like little smiling faces.  Got to get some of this genus... so very cool.
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2009, 07:43:52 AM »
Robin + Paul,
Thank you for your kind remarks!

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Re: Troughs
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2009, 07:53:51 AM »
And thank YOU for your lovely pics.  :)
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2009, 01:38:06 PM »
Gerd, your super close up photo of the Phyteuma shows exactly what I was trying to describe to a friend the other day.... I was attempting to explain the difference between the flowers in bud and "open".... you show this perfectly by the shot of the pistil poking out of the tip of the flower!
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2009, 05:24:44 AM »
Also in troughs.... though darned homely ones compared to those shown here.   :P  Oh well, these plants have to call them "home", nonetheless, poor things!   

Phlox hendersonii
Ranunculus eschscholtzii - beautiful glistening petals and shiny leaves; I'm looking forward to seeing them in their splendour in the mountains in another month or so (or later, given how late spring has been).
Potentilla rupestris pygmaea
Aquilegia laramiensis
Haplopappus lyallii
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2009, 06:38:42 PM »
Now in bloom, the same little Haplopappus lyallii...
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2009, 06:43:31 PM »
Very attractive, Lori.

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Re: Troughs
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2009, 05:18:21 AM »
More trough-dwellers...
1) This is supposedly Androsace septentrionalis, though the form varies greatly from that of plants I see in the mountains.  It does form a lovely, airy panicle of blooms, though, and they've been in bloom since some time in April, so it does have that on its side.
2) Rhodiola rosea (or Sedum roseum, or whatever its current name is) - an immensely large form compared to those in the mountains here, which get to about 10 cm, generously.
3) Aquilegia laramiensis (again - a better representation).
« Last Edit: June 12, 2009, 05:54:54 AM by Lori Skulski »
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2009, 08:16:10 AM »
Some great stuff again Lori !
Thanks for sharing !
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Re: Troughs
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2009, 05:54:29 AM »
Thank you Luc and Paddy!  :)

Diminutive first flowers on Prunus aff. prostrata, planted last year:


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Re: Troughs
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2009, 10:25:35 PM »

Lovely photo Lori and Gerd.

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Re: Troughs
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2009, 07:51:00 AM »
Alyssum spinosum, Penstemon rupicola 'Pink Holly' and dianthus:
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