This is a collection of images posted to the GLC Mailing List, in reverse chronological order, identified by date and submitting member. The last item is thus dated 1 May 2020; older images can be seen in the archive pages linked in the Table of Contents on the right.

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Tom Leinberger, 21 June 2020 B

Last blossom on a branch. I bought the plant about 20 yrs ago from Gosslers when they were still in business. It blossoms every year.

Tom Leinberger, 21 June 2020 A

Clematis are blooming, here should be a sampling.

Vince Russo, 20 June 2020

Opuntia poegii
One of the only truly hardy south American cacti grows mostly in Argentina. It's one of the oldest cacti in the world; it holds on to its leaves and they are actually deciduous and fall off in autumn. It does well in any rock garden setting it and likes a little more water then other cacti.
On May 30, 2020 10:42 AM, vinino300@comcast.net wrote: Hello everyone I am not sure if my photo went through.
I attached my Ruschia from South Africa and one of my Echinocereus mojavensis from Elko co NV seed collected around 7000 feet.
I also attached part of my cactus bed. Enjoy.

Tony Reznicek, 18 June 2020

Finally cool enough for pictures this evening -- but are moving quickly past the spring show in the rock garden. There are still highlights -- especially one of my favorite rock garden shrubs, Moltkia petraea, and the first of the Roscoeas.

Tony Reznicek, 15 June 2020

Pinellias seem to have generated some interest, and as I like aroids, I've grown a number, and I'll be glad to offer some impressions.
First, of course, Pinellia is related to Arisaema, but rather gratifyingly, are fairly easy to tell apart. There are only 9 species, all from China (with some also occurring in Korea and Japan). Five species are in cultivation to some degree. Here they are, in no particular order. They differ from all Arisaema in that the female portion of the spadix is fused with the spathe (see close-up of P. pedatisecta) – also the berries do not turn red. The spathes are all greenish or purplish. Overall, they are interesting but not as striking as many Arisaema. The other 4 species apparently not in cultivation are very local and mostly resemble the species in cultivation.
Two species, Pinellia ternata and P. tripartita have leaves that are three lobed or three-parted. Pinellia tripartita has leaves with the lobes tapered gradually to a distinctive long, drawn out point and is a larger plant. P. ternata is small and has the three parted leaves merely pointed at the apex. Both are somewhat weedy; Pinellia ternata, though a small plant, spreads more quickly by bulbils borne on the petioles and leaf bases. P. tripartita lacks bulbils, but also spreads some by seed, and is larger, so there is a bigger impact, but it is controllable – and does have nice leaves.
Another two species. Pinellia cordata and P. peltata, have simple, entire leaves. P. cordata is a tiny plant, some forms of which have very attractive, strongly white veined and patterned leaves (just look it up on the internet). It bears bulbils where the leaf joins the petion (see the photo), but is not weedy – some of the fancy forms are seemingly not hardy. This is a choice plant. The other entire-leaved species, P. peltata, is rarely grown, is somewhat larger, lacks the bulbils, and has the leaf peltate (the petiole is not attached at the base, but offset nearer the middle of the leaf). This lacks the bulbils and is also not weedy.
The most distinctive species is Pinellia pedatisecta, with the leaf divided into numerous leaflets. This is a large species, and a fast spreader. For me definitely the weediest of the Pinellias. It has to be dug out – can't be pulled. It is surprisingly hard to get rid of! Don't plant this one. Unfortunately, it looks a lot like our Michigan native Arisaema dracontium, and I have seen it sold as this!
Enjoy this cool weather before we slide into summer!

Addendum from Susan Haddock, June 14

Addendum from Bev Wolf, June 14

Susan Haddock, 14 June 2020

Anyone interested in some Pinellia tripartita? I have had it in my garden for about 25 years always waiting expectantly for it to come up a few weeks after our Arisaema triphilum. Now I have too many.
I can leave them in a bag at the foot of my driveway in Ann Arbor. Just email me.

Tony Reznicek, 8 June 2020

Hot weather is settling in, much to the dislike of our alpines. But there is still color and interesting things in bloom – here are some taken Sunday. But I wish it would rain....