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Author Topic: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 3773 times)

Gabriela

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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2023, 12:15:26 AM »
Lots of beautiful pictures! It seems that summer has arrived in many regions.

Robert - Nice to see someone else trying Castilleja in the garden. They are all so beautiful, too bad that due to their hemiparasitic nature they are not easy to grow or to maintain in the garden. I've seen once in the North American Rock Garden Society Journal a most amazing garden of a lady who managed to grow lots of Castilleja species in the garden, so it is possible.

This year it is very rewarding to see Castilleja coccinea flowering in my garden for the first time - I sowed seeds 'in situ', a lot of them, and there are a few plants now. There are Deschampsia and Symphyotrichum laeve nearby, which they say are preferred hosts (grasses, Asters and few others), although I read that they can reach far away plants as hosts actually.

Other native species in flower right now: Sisyrinchium mucronatum and Tetraneuris herbacea (with Linum capitatum in the background)





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Leucogenes

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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2023, 01:47:49 PM »
@Andre

It is a feast for me to see your
Dicentra peregrina. One of the great jewels of the Asian Alpines. I had it once too... but lost it very quickly.
So I am very pleased that it seems to work very well for you.

BTW... your photos are generally of the highest quality.

Thanks for showing them...✌️

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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2023, 05:20:36 PM »

Back home, I planted in a sunny place on my allotment, where it proved to be the most floriferous of all Iris barbata I ever saw. Showing it to collectors of Iris barbata, nobody recognised it to be an old variety, which I thought it was. Do You think it might be Iris x sambucina?


Yes it's sambucina. It may clump easily once etablished.
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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2023, 09:30:11 PM »
Thank You, Yann, thatīs very interesting news!

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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2023, 12:35:28 AM »
I was traveling during most of May.  These are some plants that welcomed me home.

Collomia debilis and an unnamed campanula


Candelabra primulas
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Cypripedium parviflorum
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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2023, 12:37:54 AM »
Just two more pictures.

Dianthus putting on a show in a sand bed
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Iris 'Spanish Coins' and Geranium 'Phillippe Vapelle'
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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2023, 07:57:09 PM »
Really showy Claire
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Re: May 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2023, 09:27:38 PM »
Beautiful, seems that your weather is not so awfully hot and dry as ours.
Thank you for showing.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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