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A High Desert Garden

Discuss hardy cacti grown outside all year.

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Postby daiv » Wed May 04, 2011 2:55 am

Looks great John!
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 3:08 pm

Spring is springing around here!
Cistanthe tweedyi ( syn. Lewisia tweedyi)
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Fritillaria atropurpurea this is a small dry-land lily from western North America.
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Delphinium gracilentum
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Delphinium andersonii
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From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and foot hills
of the Sierra Nevada Range
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 3:14 pm

Camissonia tanacetifolia ssp. tanacetifolia
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Lasthenia chrysantha the fuzzy plant is a dry-land clover Trifolium andersonii ssp. andersonii
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Eriogonum caespitosum
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Eriogonum douglasii var. meridionale
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of the Sierra Nevada Range
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
sierrarainshadow
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Lewisia cotyledon hybrid
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Sisyrinchium montanum var. montanum
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Gilia tricolor
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Nemophila maculata
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of the Sierra Nevada Range
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 3:47 pm

Balsamorhiza hookeri
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Grusonia clavata and Lewisia rediviva var. minorImage
Sphaeralcea fendleriImage
Polemonium boreale ssp. boreale
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Anacyclus depressus and Layia glandulosa
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Lastly a few garden views. :roll:
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of the Sierra Nevada Range
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
sierrarainshadow
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 3:52 pm

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Sorry to bore you all. I'll have more soon. :D
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Postby Harriet » Wed May 11, 2011 4:24 pm

I don't know how you put up with such beautiful plants year after year... :wink:
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 6:06 pm

I't hard I know! :( But I feel it's my duty and the least I can do for all of you. :salute: 8)
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Postby Andy_CT » Wed May 11, 2011 9:47 pm

Lots of stuff in there!

What's the pile in the back round of the last pic? DG?
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed May 11, 2011 11:34 pm

Andy
Yes DG is right.
I am toying with the Idea of building a raised scree bed for alpine and high elevation desert natives. I have most of the materials but I am still mulling over the best method of irrigation. Drip vs mini-misters vs soaker tubing vs a sub-surface reservoir that uses capillary action vs a combination of several. Natural summer precipitation is not a reliable option. Especially since we don't get any. :?
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Postby Tony » Thu May 12, 2011 12:26 am

WOW! :shock: Awesome stuff John.
I especially like the Grusonia clavata and Lewisia rediviva var. minor shot! 8)
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Postby John P Weiser » Thu May 12, 2011 1:43 am

Tony wrote:WOW! :shock: Awesome stuff John.
I especially like the Grusonia clavata and Lewisia rediviva var. minor shot! 8)

I had to get way down and dirty to get that one. Turned out good though, so the effort wasn't waisted.
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Postby daiv » Thu May 12, 2011 2:22 am

The new pics really are looking better than ever John!
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Postby GermanStar » Thu May 12, 2011 3:31 am

Wow, really nice variety. I hope mine looks that good when it grows up!
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Postby peterb » Thu May 12, 2011 4:29 am

Spectacular high desert garden, John. You have tremendous skill. One way I know this: you get me interested in plants other than cacti. :-)

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