More of Cindy’s slides, in no particular order.
Papaver orientale ‘Victoria Dreyfus’
Crinum x powellii photographed in an abandoned garden in Boulder
a seedling hellebore
Helleborus niger, a self sown seedling.
Salvia involucrata ‘Bethelii’ in the rain. semi hardy here.
crocosmia, I forget which one, in the rain.
field of owl’s clover (Orthocarpus) at the summit of Guanella Pass
an acantholimon, possibly A. halophilum, in seed
pitcher plants (Sarracenia) at the Berry Botanic Garden in Portland
pitcher plants. there was a lot of whining about wanting a garden of pitcher plants all the way home from Portland.
Eryngium spinalba, grown from Archibald seed
Wow! What a feast…reminds me of Charlesworth’s comments that it little matters if you’ve grown a plant unless you’ve taken a picture to PROVE you’ve grown it! You have bloody good proof here: awesome pix.
Well, you know (this sounds a bit like Borges) the statement “I grew that” in no way implies any amount of temporal duration, rather like when you say “I saw an elephant in the street yesterday”, there is no implication that the elephant is still there, nor that it was there for any length of time.
Or take the statement “I’ve been to Philadelphia”. This implies only that I have actually been there, not (to add a typical phrase) “and so I’m an expert on cheese steaks.” I’ve been to Philadelphia in the sense that I drove through it, once.
Therefore, a phrase like “I’ve grown rosulate violas”, for instance, is completely justified. Come to think of it, they lasted about as long as the time it took to drive through Philadelphia.
I hope you found a good home for those abandoned Crinum lilies.
No, I think they’re still there. It was a nice garden back in the 80s, and then went downhill, like things do.
If it’s January can pasque flowers be far behind?
Not very. The ones in the foothills are usually in bloom by the first week of March. I have some pictures somewhere, taken at Plainview.
I remain bowled over by Cindy’s photographic skills. Just wow wow wow.
Yep. She would take zillions of slides, and toss most of them.