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Gerdk

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September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:07:15 AM »
Just a pic of Ipomoea tricolor (perhaps Heavenly Blue)
- only sparsely flowering this season -

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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 02:05:52 PM »


Our garden is slowly taking shape. My wife and I enjoy color in our garden. In general, alpine species do not supply much color during the summer months, so we grow annuals. Now that the garden is slowly getting cleaned up, there is now enough new space for annuals and vegetables.

We save seed and breed or our own vegetable and flower varieties. For too many years my breeding projects have been mothballed as seed in the refrigerator. Now I can get started again. It is fun and interesting.



This pink pom–pom Zinnia elegans needs refinement.



This is an average semi-double form of Cosmos sulphureus. We have orange and bicolored forms too.



A typical form of Tithonia rotundifolia.
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 02:07:43 PM »


Solanum lycopersicum ‘Freya’s Tears’. This was my first success with breeding tomatoes. It was very popular at the Farmers’ Market. We always sold out before the market officially opened.



I breed a number of varieties of Cucurbita pepo and sold them at the Farmers’ Market. I had some exciting projects going before we moved to Sacramento, and now I can get going again.



Partly because of environmental and disease pressures, I am a firm believer in specific regional varieties and genetic diversity in our food crops. There are plenty of challenges to overcome, but then this makes things interesting.
Robert Barnard
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Gerdk

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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 04:39:24 PM »
I came along this Tithonia a very long time ago and I was enchanted by ist pastel tones.

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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 08:44:43 PM »
Just a pic of Ipomoea tricolor (perhaps Heavenly Blue)
- only sparsely flowering this season -

Gerd
But that blue is astonishing in its purity, such a joy. Mine is just starting to flower now.
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 03:36:32 AM »
Allium pseudojaponicum flowering in the garden.
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
Allium pseudojaponicum flowering in the garden.
Lovely  dark colour.
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 09:26:06 PM »
I have my first blooms this year from your A. pseudojaponicum seed, Krish.
Thank you!
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 01:26:07 AM »
Allium pseudojaponicum flowering in the garden.

Very nice fall bloomer, and a small size too, perfect for the rockery. A. thunbergii 'Ozawa' is still in bud here, we had an extremely cold September start.

Now the warm weather returned and it starts to look like fall. Few pictures from the woods.
I particularly liked the scenery of yellowing Aralia nudicaulis on a background of Clintonia borealis. Weaved through Aralia, a parasitic plant - Epifagus virginiana (beechdrops). Would be nice to reproduce it in a large woodland garden (moist location).


Nearby Mitchella repens (also Medeola, Maianthemum canadense, Trientalis)


Wildlife :) The red spotted newt -the terrestrial form named eft.


The 'sorcerer' - Medeola virginiana


In the garden - Clematis 'China Purple' excellent bloomer for late August/Sept.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 01:28:05 AM by Gabriela »
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 02:20:06 AM »
Thanks.  I will collect seeds for the exchange . Usually this Allium flowers very late but for the last two years flowering way early. Result of climate change  and global warming :(
Saskatoon,Canada
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Re: September 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 10:02:24 AM »
Some autumn bulbs going into flower at my place now.


Prospero seisumsiana from Janis Ruksans. Very small flower in real life, beautiful up close though.
 

Sternbergia lutea. Saw them at the Acropolis in Athens last year, so nice that they flower well in Holland too.


Acis autumnalis 'september snow', was actually in flower at the start of August.

Now to wait for the Greek snowdrops. :P
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 07:23:40 PM by Edgar Wills »
For galanthophiles:
Check http://www.snowdropwiki.nl
A wiki, for snowdrops.:)

 

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