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Flowers and foliage April 2008
« on: April 01, 2008, 03:29:57 PM »
The Epimediums are spectacular now. They have very nice new foliage and at the same time somewhat bizarre but still beautiful flowers. Does anybody have experience of growing them from seed? Are they slow? I have tried to cross-pollinate my favourite species and seeds seem to be forming. Now some pictures. I'm uncertain about the species names so any help would be welcome.

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The Asarums are also some favourites right now. This is the hairy Asarum pulchellum.

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And this is Asarum sieboldii.

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Also in flower now is Arisaema sikokianum with its strange club. (Many thanks Hans!)

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Last I'd like to show you the result of an experiment I made a few years ago. I irradiated some Galanthus seeds with UV-light, hoping to get some seedlings with mottled leaves. Well, I did not get any variegation. In stead I got some very unexpected flowers. I call it 'Blue Gal'.

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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 03:52:27 PM »
Last I'd like to show you the result of an experiment I made a few years ago. I irradiated some Galanthus seeds with UV-light, hoping to get some seedlings with mottled leaves. Well, I did not get any variegation. In stead I got some very unexpected flowers. I call it 'Blue Gal'.



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Is that you, Maggi? Nothing better to do on a nice sunny April Fool's Day like this?   ;D




« Last Edit: April 01, 2008, 04:26:20 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 04:04:46 PM »
Hi Ola,
Nice to meet you here.
A blue Galanthus - Nice  ' aprilskämt ' or ' April Fools' joke ' or  ' poisson d'avril '  or ' broma del día de los inocentes ' or ' Aprilscherz '  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 04:31:22 PM »

Ola, some great plants, there, good to see that Spring is coming to Sweden......I find the epimediums difficult to name, also  :P :-[  we haven't tried them from seed. :-\

 The asarum are terrific... especially the hairy one.... very nice plant. 8)

Martin, really!  :o :o

It is a bright day here in N.E.  Scotland so I have been busy making photographs of some dwarf bulbs that I bought from Ebay. They are certainly dwarf, all are about 8cms to 10 cms tall but they are not quite what I expected...............
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 04:40:19 PM »
It is a bright day here in N.E.  Scotland so I have been busy making photographs of some dwarf bulbs that I bought from Ebay. They are certainly dwarf, all are about 8cms to 10 cms tall but they are not quite what I expected...............

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Species and cultivar names please  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 05:15:57 PM »
Daphne blagayana, Callianthemum anemonoides (not so beautiful as usually), Frit. sten., Gagea ?
« Last Edit: April 01, 2008, 05:22:00 PM by johanneshoeller »
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 05:23:09 PM »

Ola, some great plants, there, good to see that Spring is coming to Sweden......I find the epimediums difficult to name, also  :P :-[  we haven't tried them from seed. :-\

 The asarum are terrific... especially the hairy one.... very nice plant. 8)

Martin, really!  :o :o

It is a bright day here in N.E.  Scotland so I have been busy making photographs of some dwarf bulbs that I bought from Ebay. They are certainly dwarf, all are about 8cms to 10 cms tall but they are not quite what I expected...............


Almost like plastic ;D
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 05:29:03 PM »
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Almost like plastic
Actually they have a pleasing, papery texture!!
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 05:38:54 PM »
Maggi, as it was a galanthus April Fool, I thought it might have been you borrowing a forumist's name (or conspiring with Ola) to play a little trick on us poor white-deprived snowdrop fever sufferers.   :D   For some inexplicable reason it just seemed like something you'd do.  ;D
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 05:42:31 PM »
Goodness... was Ola's Galanthus an April Fool?  :o :o And I was just about to email to suggest selling the Blue Gals as fast as possible on Ebay. :P ::)
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 06:00:25 PM »
We have a real little charmer flowering today.... a Turkish Muscari sp. that we got from Arthur......I'd show you a photo of it, but the BD has embargoed it for his Bulb Log! So watch out for it there.... but THANKS, Arthur, it is just a little sweetie.
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 07:53:28 PM »
Finally.........."my messenger of spring" has arrived in my garden.  The Colchicum szovitsii 'Tivi' is getting better from year to year, and gives me the good feeling every spring. Last year two flowers, this year six.......
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 08:00:05 PM »
It is a super colchicum, Geir, and growing well, too. I do like the clean white flowers. 8)
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 10:59:24 PM »
That is a lovely white COlchicum, that is for sure.  Love the other serious pics as well.  Can't say I'm surprised they thought it was you with the blue Galanthus Maggi!!  ;D
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Re: Flowers and foliage April 2008
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 08:00:41 PM »
Some Asarum. Does anybody know the correct names?
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