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Flowering Now - May 2009
« on: May 01, 2009, 06:15:22 PM »
I'll start May with some pictures of plants that are flowering in my garden today:

1) Armeria trojana
2) Dianthus microlepis
3) Houstonia caerulea
4) Pleione limprichtii
5) Primula japonica 'Miller's crimson'
6) Saxifraga pubescens 'Snowcap'
7) Trillium sessile recurvatum Thanks to Göte for the correct name
« Last Edit: May 04, 2009, 07:01:01 PM by WimB »
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 07:35:54 PM »
Ranunculus cupreus - a surprising discovery!

Today I found some strange flowers in a shady part of my garden which arose from tiny procumbent fernlike leaves. Even these leaves puzzled me for a long time and at first I kept them for some kind of a new weed.
When the flowers appeared I remembered Ranunculus cupreus - ' cupreus ' for the color of the exterior of the petals.
At last the penny dropped. This buttercup arose at a place where I emptied a pot two years ago. Surprisingly this species from Crete survived two winters here, the last one much colder than usual.

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 09:36:46 PM »
Cracking pics Wim and Gerd, Gerd always great when a plant you wrote off appears and then exceeds expectations!
In the shade of the house my first Cypripedium to flower, C.macranthos.
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 12:31:08 AM »
Wim, Gerd and Chris,

Great pics!!  8)

Congratulations Gerd on this Ranunculus doing a lazarus and coming back from the dead.  And what a cutie it is too!!  :o
Cheers.

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 07:42:30 AM »
On the quick -
some pics from the Düsseldorf Botanic Garden - made yesterday

1. Paeonia x suffruticosa High Noon
2. Paeonia x suffruticosa Meikoho
3. Paeonia x suffruticosa - red ( no label found)
4. - 7. Paeonia rockii
8. Aesculus x carnea Baumannii
9. Illustration of pollination by bees
10. Cantua buxifolia - inside a large dome shaped greenhouse

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 09:23:46 AM »
Gerd,

That is a gloriously coloured dark rockii.  I would so like to be growing one of that depth of colour.  The shape and form is exquisite!!  Great dark form of Cantua buxifolia..... mine is white with some pink striping, nothing like that good solid colour.  Great pics as always, thanks!!  :)
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 09:27:21 AM »
Wonderfully coloured P. rockii, Gerd.

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 12:49:11 PM »
Thank you Paul + Paddy!

Paul, is Cantua buxifolia a difficult plant under your conditions?
I once tried cuttings and they were like a magnet for spidermites.
The whole plant without flowers isn't a beauty - do you agree?

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 05:52:09 PM »
Flowering now in the woodland garden- a medley of Viola:
Viola cornuta and V.cornuta alba with Viola tricolor 'nigra' and V.ticolor subalpina.
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 06:00:01 PM »
They look nice together, Simon - I was wondering where to plant my Bowles Black seedlings  ;)
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 10:31:16 PM »
Anne the black violas like tricolor 'Bowles' Black' or 'Molly Sanderson' or our 'All Black' all look at their most attractive (I think) with something pale yellow or lemon coloured, like Erysimum pulchellum or pale Helianthemums etc.
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 11:21:48 PM »
Finally we got some nice days here in the north too, the snow is melting fast and new flowers coming every day  :)

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 07:20:28 AM »
Magnar, nice pics. That Trollius is a real gem.
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 08:38:43 AM »
They look nice together, Simon - I was wondering where to plant my Bowles Black seedlings  ;)
I had the black V.tricolor and V.tricolor subalpina planted several feet away last year, and they made their own way there to join the Viola cornuta. The V.t. subalpina has already hybrised with V.schariensis on the rock garden, so I am interested to see what will happen next. ;)
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 10:31:44 AM »
I had the black V.tricolor and V.tricolor subalpina planted several feet away last year, and they made their own way there to join the Viola cornuta. The V.t. subalpina has already hybrised with V.schariensis on the rock garden, so I am interested to see what will happen next. ;)

Simon, I believe there will happen a lot -
violets of the pansy type behave pretty promiscuously - just like  Primula veris and its relatives. Please show the results - always interesting!

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