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kris

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2022, 01:52:26 AM »
Hello to all gardeners
I am enjoying all of your pictures .
I was reluctant to add some pictures here because when I take pictures with my iPhone the pixel size is always very high. I did not know how to reduce the size . Today after so much of struggle I finally succeeded in my attempt. Hope I can remember again!!
The weather is really very cold here for the last one week. At last today  daytime is about 1C with sunshine. The Bulbacodium vernum  is not all affected by the  cold temperature (around -11C consistently).
Saskatoon,Canada
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2022, 02:50:08 AM »
Adonis amurensis  picture taken one week ago
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2022, 03:18:02 PM »
Uvularia grandiflorum
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Torhout, Flanders, Belgium

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2022, 03:23:19 PM »
The white form of Pulsatilla slavica
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2022, 09:50:33 PM »
Nik

Your woods look great, Lobelia Cardinals is very impressive.

This morning, borrowing public green, Caltha palustris was very showy against its background.

Ground is almost at waterlevel.

Tulipa sylvestris in the park is very lonely, Hyacinthoides are usually the last of main bulb season in the park.


In my own container Fritillaria meleagris is flowering abundantly, Allium paradoxum var normale is still going on.


Kris

I hope all your plants are ok, we’re actually having fine spring weather; sun, good temperature and not much wind.








Akke & Spot
Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
Lots to discover.

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2022, 05:08:18 PM »
[Jasmin]:  A blessed Easter/Pesah-Passover!  It is still the busy nesting season for me and the birds; however, the garden was looking so gorgeous and irresistible today:  Yesterday we received 7.62 mm of rain; the most we have received since late January.  This year we did not even have a “March miracle” and the drought continues to be very worrying.  While there are predictions more rain is likely this week, too many predictions have come to naught.  The bit of rain revived everything better than any hose has done.



Today was the first day Calochortus luteus opened.  The nectaries are just lovely.



The dissected petals on this azalea have always fascinated me. 



This afternoon was lovely enough for preparing the vegetable beds.



Lebanese Light Green and Golden Glory are the two types of summer squash planted in this bed now.
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2022, 05:10:35 PM »


The barley is ripening quickly.



Nearby, this Papaver rhoeas gracefully sways.



I close with this lovely butterscotch Pansy.  The garden is definitely outstanding right now:  Everywhere we look, there is some lovely to behold.

All text and photographs by my beloved wife Jasmin
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Robert Barnard
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2022, 08:48:13 PM »
Merry/cheerful/happy Easter (just trying to express the Dutch wishes, probably welcoming spring).

Jasmin

Thanks for the lovely pictures and plants, local shadow and full sunlight in your Calochortus luteus picture is great (really enjoying your pictures of Calochortus anyway😀). The amount of flowers around the vegetable bed (containers and open garden) is lovely as well, despite the drought your garden is looking very pleasant.
Another sign of the new season; local birds have a noticeably different way of behaviour and sound, first young birds have shown up.
Hope you  get more rain soon.



Akke & Spot
Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
Lots to discover.

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2022, 07:16:16 PM »


One of my trilliums, T albidum, native to Oregon and Northern California.
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2022, 04:10:53 PM »
Lindera benzoin is very common along streams in the area.
Connecticut, zone 7a

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2022, 09:03:49 PM »
Diane

Trillium albidum seems to be doing well in your place too.

Nik

Lindera benzoin might be common, it’s looking good, the mirror of water gives a beautiful touch.

Viola riviniana (?), growing between the pavement. (Just a street nearby.)
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It looks like ants had something to do with it.

A few more further down the street.
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Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
Lots to discover.

kris

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2022, 09:37:47 PM »
Snow strom brewing  at our part of the province. Picture taken today with a backyard visitor Ring necked pheasant
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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2022, 06:29:57 PM »
More summer-ish weather here, good for these little ducks maybe. Mom is watching from a small floating island, created with a neighbour to give them a shelter.

Very common, but in the park most don’t make it, none last year, just one year before that (the egg was adopted by a ‘city’ goose). 

How this very lonely Puschkinia made it to the park, I don’t know.

I assume it’s a seedling and as there’s no population of them in the park, this would have taken a very lost ant.

Around it, Cardamine pratensis is just one of our local, not very weedy, weeds.

Not very impressive, but I like them.

Sometimes there’s a hint that bulbs in the park were planted personally.

I hope romance is still going on.
Btw, professional planting (last fall) has so far turned out a bit strange too, I think.
Akke & Spot
Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
Lots to discover.

Mariette

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2022, 07:20:52 PM »
Indeed, Akke.  ;)

Such a dazzling array of flowers by everyone!

Yann, I especially like Your contributions from Greece!

Robert, are annuals like Erythranthe and Nemophilia self-sown in Your garden or placed deliberately? Anyway, they produce lovely sceneries!

Six years ago we spent a holiday in France, and I dug this Asphodelus in the Luberon, which flowers now for the first time.



Arum italicum ´White Winter´and Muscari leucostomum do well in my garden.



A good form of Anemone nemorosa with flowers up to 5 cm in diameter.



Epimedium ´Atranis´and Anemone nemorosa.



White Anemone blanda and Cardamine bulbifera.

« Last Edit: April 27, 2022, 06:27:17 AM by Mariette »

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Re: April in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2022, 07:49:59 PM »
Mariëtte

Your garden looks great with lovely combinations, did C. pratensis turn up or was it sown?  Asphodelus looks very beatiful.
Akke & Spot
Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
Lots to discover.

 


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