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September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:48:17 PM »
Some in flower today
Codonopsis grey-wilsoni (x2)
Cyananthus microphyllus
Allium beesianum (x2)
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 04:07:42 PM »
Something blue from this side of the world; pictures taken yesterday but Gentiana andrewsii is an emblem for September and they fit well here.




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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 05:51:30 PM »
whouah  :P
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »
Some in flower today
Codonopsis grey-wilsoni (x2)
Cyananthus microphyllus
Allium beesianum (x2)

You got the Blues man. Lovely set of pictures Dave.
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 07:50:20 PM »
...... and you too Gabriela. Lovely pictures
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 04:56:02 PM »
Solidago cutleri, i grow it in pot because it spreads a bit.
Campanula Carpatica Maie Blyth, last flower  :-[
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 09:43:35 AM »
Some in flower today
Codonopsis grey-wilsoni (x2)

How lovely is that Codonopsis!

Canna altensteinii from February sown seed..............
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Salvia ammarissima............
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 04:09:00 PM »
Meanie,

Nice to see your interesting plant selections again.

Our local heat wave finally ended; 10 days of 40 C + weather accompanied by thick smoke from numerous forest fires.



Our front border is newly planted. A nice top dressing of home made compost keeps the moisture in and will feed the plants.



The Colchicum species are starting to bloom. No name on this one.



A Potentilla species. It is somewhat xeric and has beautiful gray-green foliage.



Epilobium canum ssp. garrettii, a southern California species.



Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis is throwing another set of flowers.
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »


Eriogonum prattenianum var. prattenianum. I hope this seedling starts blooming this coming spring.



Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum. We have a number of forms growing in the garden. Those from the highest elevations are very compact and nice. The larger forms grow well in the open garden and need no irrigation - and still look great.



Calyptridium monospermum is still throwing flowers.



Symphyotrichum spathulatum continues to bloom and attracts wildlife.



Cabbage Whites, Pieris rapae, are everywhere, however the Symphyotrichum attracts all sorts of butterflies. We spotted a Sylvan Hairstreak, Satyrium sylvinus, in our garden yesterday. We have not seen any in our garden for over a decade. We were over joyed to see it. In addition, a Rufous-sided Towhee, Pipilo maculatas, has become a resident in our garden. Maybe I will get lucky and get a photograph of our new residents. Great progress is being made!  :)
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 07:38:39 PM »
Robert - the 40c is good but smoke fro fires is certainly not good.
It's always lovely to see Castilleja - one that truly bombs for me. Hopefully next year (or the year after) I'll crack it!

Swainsona formosa opened it's first blooms today. This was the plant yesterday............
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And here it is in all its glory today.............
Swainsona formosa by longk48, on Flickr

Swainsona formosa by longk48, on Flickr
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 07:00:02 AM »
Hi meanie,
lovely to see an Aussie plant over there ;D
Not a particularly easy one, either!
I've been told that they are best grown in a "water-well" pot to avoid wetting the foliage,
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »
Hi meanie,
lovely to see an Aussie plant over there ;D
Not a particularly easy one, either!
I've been told that they are best grown in a "water-well" pot to avoid wetting the foliage,
cheers
fermi
I have a few Aussie plants, mostly Anigozanthos but I also have Thysanotus multiflorus and Sesbania grandiflora.
As you know once you crack the method everything becomes 'easy'!
In this case I germinate the seed in moistened vermiculite in a bag. They dislike root disturbance so  seedlings are then transferred to pots that I have enlarged the drainage holes in quite significantly. When the time comes I drop them pot and all into a deep pot. 
As far as the water well goes I guess that it's more about moisture control - I always water seedlings from the bottom (good practice anyway in my book) but as it matures you can take liberties. The foliage is susceptible to mildew so air movement is essential. Grow in at least 50% sand.

Simples!

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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 10:43:11 AM »
Still small,been flowering on and off all year
Townsendia alpigena

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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 01:30:47 AM »
Making plates may be a good idea for not having to resize individual pictures (thanks Yann)
From the garden: Cimicifuga racemosa purple leaf, Stylophorum lasiocarpum, A. flavum and the first Colchicum :)


Daphne x transatlantica Eternal Fragrance - this is the trademark name, who wants to call it 'Blafra' ??? They've gone completely crazy with the cultivars naming :-X


A very common sight along the roadsides: Solidago canadensis and Rhus typhina


I found them a second time so I should show here as well - the tussock moth catterpilars feeding on Asclepias.
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Re: September 2017 in the northern hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 07:18:03 PM »
nice, yes i use picasa after passing my raw files to dxo.
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