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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2009, 06:39:05 AM »
For Gerd- 2 promiscuous Viola tricolor subalpina (hybrids?)

Thank you Simon - that's just the start. Colours and shapes will increase when Viola arvensis joins the party!  :)

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2009, 07:53:57 AM »
John and Lori , 
 I have a 40 year old Salix xboydii in my garden -about 60 cm tall - and in that 40 years I
have only seen catkins on 2 occasions .
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2009, 08:03:39 AM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone !  :D
Lesley, I don't have any false teeth (yet... ), but I do think I have the name in good order ??
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2009, 09:08:00 AM »
Luc, I'm afraid that Lesley is right in this case.
It should be Arenaria tetraquetra var. granatensis.
I thought that A. tetraquetra is a wild form and 'granatensis' a variety of this.
It might be possible that older gardeners like Lesley and me are not up to date with naming these days. ;D ;D ;D
As soon as you have a name right in your head there comes some botanist with a new name. ???
Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

Sadly Luit died on 14th October 2016 - happily we can still enjoy his posts to the Forum

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2009, 09:16:56 AM »
Thanks for helping out Lesley and Luit !  :D
In my defence I can say that the label has been long overgrown...  ;D  ;)
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2009, 09:42:49 AM »
I'll start May with some pictures of plants that are flowering in my garden today:
7) Trillium sessile
Wim,
I am afraid this is not sessile. It is T recurvatum. the bent down sepals and the petioles give it away.
Below pics of sessile and recurvatum:

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2009, 09:54:48 AM »
I can show something at last.  :) Spring is very late this year.

Corydalis solida form


Saxifraga "Excellent"


Hepatica nobilis form


Erythronium caucasicum


And many different crocuses






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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2009, 10:15:04 AM »
On the subject of Trilliums and relations.
Most Trilliums I have got have been mis-named. this I believe is T angustipetalum. One can see that the winter was mild followed by late severe frosts that damaged the leaf tips. the small one is a sessile self sown seedling.
I am very sure that this is T undulatum. Unfortunately someone had large parts of the leaves for dinner when they were emerging. I have never seen it grow taller than 20-25 cm even if it in good years has three flowers.
Paris hexaphylla arrived in my garden from Vladivostok via Gothenburg. I have never seen it anywhere else and it is perhaps no great beauty.
Another green one is mitella pauciflora (The spider is an option) This once comes originally from the Kibune river valley just north of Kyoto.

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2009, 10:28:10 AM »
I can show something at last.  :) Spring is very late this year.

Olga, absolutely stunning photos which were well worth the wait  :)
Hope that Spring livens up for you now!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2009, 10:29:45 AM by Ragged Robin »
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2009, 10:49:27 AM »
Thank you Robin!  :)

Helleborus abchasicus


Corydalis solida form


Hepatica japonica


Galanthus platyphyllus at the garden


Helleborus niger


Scilla mischenkoana


Crocuses  :)


Saxifraga "Marie Curie"
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2009, 10:51:59 AM »
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T. undulatum seems to be true. Mitella pauciflora is fantastic!
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2009, 11:30:34 AM »
Olga,
FANTASTIC photographs!!!

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2009, 12:05:21 PM »
John and Lori , 
 I have a 40 year old Salix xboydii in my garden -about 60 cm tall - and in that 40 years I
have only seen catkins on 2 occasions .

Otto - This is its heaviest flowering and I have 7 catkins, it by no means showers itself in them here!

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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2009, 01:22:42 PM »
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T. undulatum seems to be true. Mitella pauciflora is fantastic!
Thank you Olga, Your photos are even more fantastic. I can see that you grow things that grow well here also. The one I did not succeed with is the Hepatica japonica. They usually die on me
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Re: Flowering Now - May 2009
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2009, 01:24:47 PM »
Wonderful pictures Olga !
You're bringing back the early Spring feeling to us !!  :D
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