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Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by wcutler, Jul 13, 2023.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is the best I've ever seen Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis'.
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    Hydrangea bifida, formerly Deinanthe bifida, across the path from the pond in the Asian Garden, both locations next to the rodgersias that were featured this month (posted in a separate thread).
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    Inula are in bloom now. Booth of these are near the Wharton Glade. I think this is Inula hookeri.
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    And I think this is Inula magnifica.
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    Was it @pmurphy who wondered if Kirengeshoma flowers ever open completely? Flowers are just starting to open on the Kirengeshoma palmata Koreana Group, and I would call this one open. I think the ones that don't open as much are just named Kirengeshoma palmata on Garden Explorer; they have smaller leaves and open a bit later than the Koreana Group.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are some photos from July 5.
    In the food garden, Daucus carota subsp sativus 'Bolero'
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    Filipendula purpurea 'Nana'. I have one of these on my balcony. It had flowers when I bought it two years ago, no flowers at all last year, but two stalks pretty much like this are taking their time opening. It's crazy thirsty on my balcony. I love the leaves, but I should not have bought a plant that either wants water every two days or an even larger pot that it will fill immediately.
    Filipendula purpurea 'Nana'_UBCBG_Cutler_20230705_143540.jpg Filipendula purpurea 'Nana'_UBCBG_Cutler_20230705_143549.jpg

    Notholithocarpus densiflorus, tanoak or tanbark-oak, in the Pacific Slope Garden. It has oak-like "acorns", but its flowers are like those of chestnuts or chinkapins. The first photo is a more impressive-looking individual nearby; others are from a single individual growing too close to another tree to get a good photo.
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    Lonicera involucrata, which I photographed and posted three years ago and then didn't remember at all when I saw it in the Pacific Slope Garden last week, except that I did know it was Lonicera.
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    These two Arbutus menziesii are next to each other in the Pacific Slop Garden, a sort of Mutt and Jeff pair (does anyone remember that comic?).
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    For something completely different, here is Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag', prominently holding forth at the foot of the ramp up to the Pavilion.
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    That's a Hydrangea? Wow
     

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