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Re: The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø - again....
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2009, 08:58:29 PM »


Still trying to find seed of Nothofagus pumilio.

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John ,

Maggie posted a link to a seed-selling side of plants from Chile. Don't find it anymore in my favorites.
Hope someone can help you with the link.
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Re: The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø - again....
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2009, 09:13:50 PM »


Still trying to find seed of Nothofagus pumilio.

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John ,

Maggie posted a link to a seed-selling side of plants from Chile. Don't find it anymore in my favorites.
Hope someone can help you with the link.

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Uli  - I have lost the link as well but they did not have seed when I contacted them ion several occassions.  B&T had old seed several years ago but I didn't bite as it was too expensive to take the risk.

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Re: The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø - again....
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2009, 03:43:51 AM »
Stephen,

Wonderful.  The only protest I have is that there aren't enough pics.  ;) ;D

I'm amazed by the Allium victorialis.... I would never have thought it was an Allium!! :o  I adore the Pulsatilla lutea and love some of those Oxalis as well.  Thanks so much for the pics.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2009, 08:00:21 AM »
Uli & John,
Is this the link you mentioned.
http://www.chileflora.com/
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2009, 10:13:37 AM »
Stephen,

Wonderful.  The only protest I have is that there aren't enough pics.  ;) ;D


Oh, alright, here's one more - the collection of Rheum x cultorum  ;)  Does anyone not have this one?





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Re: The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø - again....
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2009, 10:37:45 AM »


Still trying to find seed of Nothofagus pumilio.

johnw

John ,

Maggie posted a link to a seed-selling side of plants from Chile. Don't find it anymore in my favorites.
Hope someone can help you with the link.



Uli  - I have lost the link as well but they did not have seed when I contacted them ion several occassions.  B&T had old seed several years ago but I didn't bite as it was too expensive to take the risk.

johnw
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Was it Chile Flora John. They do list it, here

http://www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/FloraEnglish/ESeeds.htm?G_CAT=CT30&G_START=0&G_SRCH=Nothofagus&B1=Find

oops sorry I hadn't seen Micks post.
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2009, 11:13:05 AM »
Just kidding  ;)  Here are the last two batches from Tromsø. First some views:

1. View
2. The traditional garden - collection of traditional garden plants (perennial ornamentals) and herb garden
3. Saxifraga collection
4.-7. Primula collection - was at its best on my visit, but, sorry, not many pictures as not many edible species!
8. Africa in Tromsø
9. The African collection
 
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2009, 11:28:48 AM »
A few more plants

1. Rubus arcticus
2. Had noted this as Gentiana verna ssp oschenica??
3. Gentiana clusii
4. Muscari latifolium
5. Opuntia sp.  (The other big surprise, apart from Monkey Puzzle, when I visited the aforementioned Bjørn Thon 5 years ago was an Opuntia spp. with flower buds!). Tromsø has 3 or 4 Opuntias
6. Castilleja miniata
7. Ranunculus buchananii
8. Saxifraga hieracifolia
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2009, 11:46:34 AM »
Stephen, your efforts are worth it for the pure enjoyment of being able to see and appreciate this Tromso from afar - the landscaping of the garden is fantastic and I love the way they have used the rock shapes to such effect complementing the plantings - the primula are shown up beautifully with the erect umber-coloured rock slices behind -   Castilleja miniata picks out the same tones and all the plants seem to be thriving in their niches.  Thanks so much for showing us the general as well as the close ups.....is it a port beyond or a fishing village?
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2009, 12:09:55 PM »
Mick and David,

thanks for the link.

Stephen,

wonderful pictures. Look's like to visit Tromso again after tree decades  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2009, 04:47:15 PM »
Stephen the yellow gentian is Gentiana verna var. oschtenica   :D
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2009, 08:19:36 PM »
thank you for sharing these (always welcome) views of Tromso...
so many species....so little time

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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2009, 08:48:48 PM »
Stephen the yellow gentian is Gentiana verna var. oschtenica   :D

Thanks - that's why I couldn't find it when I googled the name!
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2009, 09:03:19 PM »
One last group of pictures from the environs of Tromsø, the first from Bjørn Thons garden:

1. As I mentioned at the beginning, Bjørn Thon (he with the Monkey Puzzle tree) has produced and collected plants for the Botanics for some years. His garden which is next to the nursery can only be described as one of the world's diversity hotspots. At nearly 70 deg. N, the first time I visited I really couldn't believe that it was real - I mean flowering North American Opuntias, massive Aciphyllas (from New Zealand) etc etc. I'm sure many a forumer would have been in heaven here....
2. Aciphylla spp
3. Allium atropurpureum
4. The polytunnels and cold frames were also crammed full of goodies. Here's a Dryas grandis.
5.-6. Only a few metres behind the polytunnels there's this rock face covered in graffiti. I was convinced this was Bjørn's own work until I was shown the official display board proclaiming that these were 4,500 year old rock drawings  - proving once and for all that Norwegians invented the game of tennis long before the British claim.
7.-8. I end up with two more shots of Allium victorialis, the main objective of my trip, the first from the Kola Peninsular and the second from the Caucasus...
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Re: The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø - again....
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2009, 10:02:11 PM »
Who could imagine such a wonderful place so far north with such diversity - thanks for your photos Stephen
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