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Author Topic: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda  (Read 5855 times)

Thomas Huber

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Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« on: August 05, 2009, 10:34:50 AM »
Hi freaks.

Many concered e-mails arrived in my mailbox in the last months, asking where I am:
I was, and still am, busy at work, doing the repotting in my garden, building a new
rockgarden and - holiday with the family on Lago di Garda. Just a simple family-holiday,
not planed for plant-hunting, but I couldn't avoid to observe the millions of Cyclamen
purpurascens in this area.

First some well grown plants:
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 10:42:00 AM »
In some places they were growing so close together, you couldn't walk
without damaging them, please enjoy'em yourself:
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 10:46:34 AM »
Heeeeey! Thomas! Long time no see! Fantastic cyclamen.   8)
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 12:44:38 PM »
Good to hear from you.  As we are just starting our family trip (guess where .... yep, Wales again!  With various friends which is gonna be fun) you are home again after your trip..  Hope all the Hubis had a good time, give them my love.  Ever fancy a UK holiday we'll bring you with us ... but cannot guarantee sun and fun like at Lago di Garda.
Some fantastic cyclamen.  Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 12:51:34 PM »
Hi Thomas,
Excellent pictures and fine plants - congratulations for these sights!

P.S.
First Crocus are not far away!



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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 12:59:22 PM »
Hi Thomas,
P.S.
First Crocus are not far away!

Gerd
Yes in the UK too - repotting a few days ago I found good shoots on C vallicola and C kotschyanus.  The flowers will wait until we return home!

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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 01:52:50 PM »
Tony, hope you and your girls will have a nice holiday in Wales again.

Found the first crocus shot yesterday on scharojanii flavus and many shots under the surface while repotting.

Sorry for some fuzzy Cyclamen photos, but partly they are growing in very dark corners of the woods,
mainly under pine woods as you can see from the pine needle covering around the plants.

The Garda-forms are known for good leaf markings, I found only one single plant without markings.
In one single area I found lots of saw-tooth leaves.

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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 01:57:00 PM »
and then there were the silver leaves.....   :o
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 03:28:15 PM »
For Ian and I, C. purpurascens is one of our favourite cyclamen...largely because of the delicious perfume .... it is mouthwatering to see such colour variation in the leaves and flowers..... thanks, Hubi!
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 03:46:54 PM »
Wonderful shots of ground covering C. purpurascens, I have never seen them look so at home....the colour of the flower matches the silver leaf perfectly and I had no idea they are scented as well.  Is the soil at Lago di Garda acid Thomas?
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 03:51:01 PM »
Wonderful shots of ground covering C. purpurascens, I have never seen them look so at home....the colour of the flower matches the silver leaf perfectly and I had no idea they are scented as well.  Is the soil at Lago di Garda acid Thomas?

Robin, I've measured several times and always found the soil ph neutral 7.
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 07:52:10 PM »
Hi Thomas great to hear from you again. Lovely Cyclamen. Hope you all had a great holiday in one of my favourite places in Italy. Don't work too hard Thomas and I know these are not easy times for businesses like yours.
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 09:04:33 PM »
Great to have you back on board Thomas !... and what a lovely series of Cyclamen pix !!!  Awsome !
Thanks and stay with us plse  ;)
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 05:07:55 AM »
Thomas,
where are the pics of the white flowering Cyclamen?
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Re: Cyclamen around Lago di Garda
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2009, 08:48:19 AM »
great to see these! i didn't know there was so much variation in this species..interesting, since its supposed to be my best bet for a species hardy here!

 

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