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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Jan 22, 2009 4:56 pm

I'm looking forward to this year's "Soup"...
Here are my A's:
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Aphrodite Asiatic Lily
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Melroche » Jan 22, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi Linda,

I dried the pod (not excessively mind you), extracted the seeds and put them in a bag of moist vermiculite and put them in the fridge in early September. In the middle or end of November (can't remember) I took them out of the fridge and planted them under my lights. Most of them took another month to germinate. I had healthy little plants (5 to 6 leaves on each) by the time Spring rolled around and they flowered that year. I'm sure it's probably a lot easier if the seeds are not fresh. I do know that they are fussy about having that cold and damp stratification period. [P.S. The seedlings do not like to dry out, even though there parents are very drought hardy.] The previous year I did not have success, I tried just planting them - letting them winter outside..nothing came up. Maybe someone else has had success doing something different, but this is what worked for me. :wink:

I love them as much as the butterflies do and I tried moving an established one and I'll be lucky if it comes back this year. They have a very long tap root which doesn't take kindly to being moving. In my opinion the babies are a better option.

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby earwig » Jan 22, 2009 8:12 pm

Trailblaze1 wrote:Can I add in my all-heal?


TB, I went and looked that up as the bloom is so pretty and I did not know it. It says it is a member of the mint family and I see how it got its name. A very interesting plant.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Pansy » Jan 23, 2009 12:31 am

Allium Christoffi
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Pansy » Jan 23, 2009 12:45 am

Aquilegia Canadensis.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby savona » Jan 23, 2009 1:18 am

Hello everyone it looks like the soup is simmering really good already. I have talked to Patty and she said she will try to post from her daughter's tomorrow. Everyone is doing such a fantastic job of replying we do not think there will be a need for hosts this year (unless proven otherwise)
Arctic Iris (setosa)
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a few of my columbines..ty Patty for the seeds for the red winky ones
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Blossom » Jan 23, 2009 9:37 am

Nice to see ya here Savona. A very nice selection of Columbines, especially the reds.
Sharons' Black Barlow is another favorite of mine.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Eeyore » Jan 23, 2009 9:44 am

Hi Savona! Nice to see you. I love the collage of Columbines it's a nice way to showcase many different flowers. That Arctic Iris is very nice too. Is it a native plant?

Pansy, I love those native Columbines. Thsy've always been a favorite of mine. Very nice Allium too. It looks like starbursts!
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby kelly_m » Jan 23, 2009 10:44 am

I found another!!!!

Seems Abe (Abraham Darby) gave me at least one half decent bloom....


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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ A

Postby Smitty » Jan 23, 2009 12:18 pm

georgeous pictures one and all!! my wish list is going to be very large this year!!
gotta, gotta, gotta try some David Austin roses now thx Dan

my A pic..asiatic lily..
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