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Tony Reznicek, 20 Nov 2020

Tony Reznicek, 20 Nov 2020

Hopefully, Thanksgiving is bringing a satisfactory close to the rock gardening season for everyone, though I always try to push it a little with construction and rock moving. We had a very successful ZOOM talk with Paul Spriggs, and after the past couple days of lovely warmth, I took a break this afternoon to see what was still in bloom.

This was divided into groups, The Chrysanthemum and Hamamelis were in bloom before the hard frosts — they are survivors on the way out, but still "kicking." The Galanthus, Helleborus, and Forsythia are just coming out now — the Hellebore is a Thanksgiving blooming strain offered years ago by Ellen Hornig of Seneca Hill Perennials, and the Galanthus was a mistake. I ordered a batch of typical Galanthus elwesii and got this, presumably accidently (as this strain is much more expensive!). But it does surprisingly well. The Forsythia is a sprawling, scruffy, gangly plant, grown mostly for its peculiar reticulated leaves — but my plant pretty consistently opens about half its flowers in the late fall barely — helping its appearance, though.

Tony Reznicek, 07 Nov 2020

Now ordinarily, November is not a season for flowers, but after a couple nights into the upper 20's (-2 to -3 for Canadians), we've had great weather and some things are hanging on in the garden. I have one patch of a late blooming variant of Crocus speciosus (that the chipmunks have not gotten yet) which was lovely in the warm sunshine yesterday, plus the Orostachys were looking good, Hamamelis virginiana 'Harvest moon' was at peak (and even attracted some honey bees), the last Allium to bloom, Allium kiiense from Japan was lovely in the tufa bed, one last spike of Spiranthes odorata was just getting past peak, and some of the things that seem always to be in bloom anytime it's not full on winter, like Linaria alpina and Pseudofumaria ochroleuca, were still going strong. Enjoy these last few days of warmth.

Patrick Ion, 02 November 2020

A friend send me a nice picture of a snowdrop in North Carolina on Oct 31, remarking on its charm amid our social unrest. I was reminded again, after having brought it up in connection with Saffron of last years NARGS Fall Tour in Greece. There we had occasion to see Queen Olga's snowdrop, Galanthus reginae-olgae, in a native habitat on 8 Nov 2019. A few slides of that are below. The first two images are my friend's exemplar and the next a repeat of Tony's from Oct 23, 2020.