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Author Topic: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 5641 times)

Leucogenes

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2020, 05:27:52 PM »
One of my Paraquilegia microphylla seedlings from last year gives me much pleasure

Hello dear Rudi...

what a majestic beauty... your Paraquilegia microphylla . My admiration for it. Also my specimens have survived the mild winter very well and sprout abundantly...both in the Alpinum and under glass. But I have not yet discovered the beginnings of flowers.

Still much joy with it.  :D

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2020, 06:56:13 PM »
One of my Paraquilegia microphylla seedlings from last year gives me much pleasure

Whaou, great little jewel which i'm not able to grow here.

Aubrieta deltoidea 'Gloria' in the dryest part of the garden and unknown Euphorbia cultivar
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2020, 08:56:03 PM »
Dear friends, many thanks for your friendly comments, the flowers of the
Paraquilegia appeared very quick. I wonder how long these plants will resist the conditions
in my hot garden, which is really not the ideal place for them.
Last year I kept the potted seedlings in a shaded frame and noted that they started
to wilt during the hottest days but recovered slowly when they were back again in the shaded
 and ventilated alpine house.
Leena, Daphne mezereum is also native in our region and I have  never noted any damage
by late frosts.
Our Cyclamen coum spread in the last 25 years all over the meadow in our garden. Some years ago after a
outstanding frosty night all the flowers were black, but our disappointment turned to joy
when the flowers appeared again after some weeks.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2020, 09:13:58 PM »
Great spring pictures from all!
Nothing special here but although still cold during the day (-2C) the first Iris reticulatas are blooming and the Crocus flowers opened.
We can only hope for more sun!

Crocus 'Blue Pearl'

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Iris 'Eye Catcher'

Iris 'Chameleon'
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2020, 03:48:01 PM »
... and unknown Euphorbia cultivar

I like this one, Yann!

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Nothing special here but although still cold during the day (-2C) the first Iris reticulatas are blooming and the Crocus flowers opened.
We can only hope for more sun!



Gabriela, always nice when the flowers opens in spring!
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2020, 03:54:43 PM »
A few flowers from today.

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Helleborus argutifolius


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Unknown Corydalis


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Primula marginata


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Unknown Saxifraga hybrid


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Primula auricula
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2020, 04:00:23 PM »
A few more

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Primula denticulata


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heloniopsis orientalis white


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Soldanella alpina


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Shortia uniflora


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Shortia uniflora
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2020, 04:33:05 PM »
Gabriela, you are catching up fast and soon are ahead of us. :) Isn't this great time of year!
Trond, very nice Shortia. My one plant usually flowers in late May, it is struggling for some reason. I grew it from seeds some years ago, and in the beginning I had over ten seedlings, now only one is left. :(

Leena, Daphne mezereum is also native in our region and I have  never noted any damage
by late frosts.

Here are my plants, white and pink, today, after -8C last night. :)
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2020, 08:38:55 PM »
A few more
All super nice Trond!

Leena - yes, it is starting! And you're right, soon maybe ahead :) In April we can get steady temperatures above 15C or more, it is not very desirable but it can happen.
Lovely Daphnes, I can virtually feel their fragrance. I am still crying after my 3 year old plant eaten to the ground; I never imagine someone would be attracted to it.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2020, 09:41:07 PM »
Lovely selection Trond. I particularly liked the Shortia, not a plant Iíve ever been successful with.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2020, 06:50:47 AM »
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Trond, very nice Shortia. My one plant usually flowers in late May, it is struggling for some reason. I grew it from seeds some years ago, and in the beginning I had over ten seedlings, now only one is left. :(

Here are my plants, white and pink, today, after -8C last night. :)

Leena, I had also many seedlings some years ago and lost them all. I found out that I had planted them in a place that got too dry during summer. They didn't like it at all and died in a few years. It is much moister where they grow now. (I have bought a few plants as I didn't want to wait too long for flowers!)

Nice Daphnes you have! I remember Daphne from the forests around Oslo. Here they are only in gardens.
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2020, 06:53:40 AM »
All super nice Trond!

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Thanks Gabriela.

Lovely selection Trond. I particularly liked the Shortia, not a plant Iíve ever been successful with.

Thank you David. - Maybe it is to hot in your garden?
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2020, 07:52:41 AM »
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rubra' - I love the jewel-like blooms of Pasque flowers.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2020, 09:18:16 AM »
After nearly no winter here (for Moscow, of course) we are having a very early spring. Flowers open gradually which is unusual for us. The common thing is to have early bulbs flowering together. Now it is the European way.

1. Adonis ramosum (I believe)
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2. Adonis amurensis
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #74 on: March 25, 2020, 05:35:28 PM »
I  just  had  to bring  these  photos from Sue  Simpson and  George  Watt on South West  Scotland  ....

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Not a bad place to self isolate !

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The evolution of man, rising from the swamp! George's words, not mine, says Sue !


Not exactly Venus rising from the waves, but possibly the best we can hope for! Good work, George!
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