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Author Topic: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 5638 times)

ruweiss

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March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« on: March 04, 2020, 07:10:39 PM »
Now flowering:
Bergenia emeiensis
Draba hispanica (I am not sure, if this is the correct name, maybe
the experts know more)
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 08:00:12 AM »
Nice plants Rudi! I can't tell you whether the name of the Draba is correct or not but it looks nice.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 06:27:57 PM »
Here in the mountains the spring has not arrived yet. The snow will last for 1-2 more months.

Common birch Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii

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Norway spruce Picea abies

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Scots pine Pinus sylvestris - a natural dwarf.

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The highest "mountain" in the background is 1212 m.

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In a few years the spruce will take over completely.

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 06:33:08 PM by Hoy »
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 01:05:49 AM »
Here in the mountains the spring has not arrived yet. The snow will last for 1-2 more months.


Glad that you can finally enjoy some real winter Trond! It looks very serene.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 01:58:20 AM »
 

the blue sky is amazing.
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Leonia, New Jersey

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2020, 08:21:35 AM »
Stunning snow scenes!

Fritillaria Raddeana is very happy

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After a WHOLE day of rain came sunshine and warmth yesterday!

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2020, 04:27:55 PM »
Glad that you can finally enjoy some real winter Trond! It looks very serene.

Yes, real winter!

And a real cold winter morning! The birches are blooming ;)

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And so is the ground.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 11:43:36 PM »
Stunning snow scenes!
Fritillaria Raddeana is very happy

After a WHOLE day of rain came sunshine and warmth yesterday!

Very nice and bright Fritillaria!
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 11:44:25 PM »
Yes, real winter!

And a real cold winter morning! The birches are blooming ;)

Sparkling blooms  :)
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 12:03:58 PM »
Proper winter Trond!

Here we have had gales, rain, and a very occasional light frost... on the whole I prefer a bit of snow and ice.

In the garden things are moving on slowly, the saxifrages are looking very nice and there are still some late snowdrops but we haven't had the warmth to move many of the later things on much.

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One of the Saxifraga x boydii clones - I think it may be 'sulphurea' but am happy to be corrected!



Dentaria kitaibelii. These plants are very under-utilised in gardens in my opinion, they flower really early and offer a nice contrast to bulbs.



Dentaria pentahyllos just emerging from the ground.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 12:11:11 PM »
The purple saxifrages are also peaking now. Saxifraga oppositifolia does very well for me now I have learned how to grow it - basically it needs a north-facing crevice where it won't get cooked in a hot summer.

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This clump is jammed into a crevice between some granite steps.

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Battle of the saxifrages - oppositifolia vs Gregor Mendel



This is a bit higher up the rockery but it still seems to have a cool enough root run to be ok.

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The white form, on the other hand, is a bit of a waste of time - weak growing and shy flowering.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2020, 03:12:06 PM »

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2020, 07:51:57 PM »
Saxifrages look so pretty, Tristan. 

It has been cold nights again, but days have been sunny and about +5C, very nice.
Snowdrops are doing well, and many Crocuses and even Corydalis are coming up a month earlier than normally.
I have Hellebores and Hepaticas still under protection of spruce brances because of cold nights, and I don't want them to advance too much yet. Adonis amurensis is also coming up. Hepatica nobilis is still safely in bud (though I heard today that someone has already found it flowering, but not in my area), but H.japonica and H.pubescens flowers are reaching up.

Leena from south of Finland

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2020, 08:00:15 PM »
Great photos, Leena!

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2020, 09:01:27 PM »
Thanks to all for the beautiful pictures.Wish,that I could cultivate Sax. oppositifolia
so successful in my hot garden. 30 years ago i had no bigger problems with these
beauties, but in the meantime the summers got hotter and hotter.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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