Northern Gardening forum: Wildflowers in Northern gardens?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 18, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Which wildflowers are blooming up north?
Here it is blue flax, tidy tip daisies, California poppies, Siberian wallflowers.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 20, 2013 4:03 PM CST
Caroline, I promise to get the camera out and take some pics soon. Until then, you'll just have to imagine the meadow with wild carrot (or Queen Anne's lace) and golden rod swaying in the wind.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Aug 20, 2013 10:25 PM CST
Me too-I forget to take the pictures.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 21, 2013 7:43 AM CST
I have some really majestic stinging-nettles this year. The ones growing along the side of the barn have reached a height of about 6ft.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 21, 2013 8:46 AM CST
I don't think there is anything left blooming here, I have been too busy for weeks with company to look, I will have to check the hillsides.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 21, 2013 1:54 PM CST
As promised, a pic of Queen Anne's lace and goldenrod.

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I also have a pic of the awesomely tall nettles, but although I "rotated' it to make it upright, it is posting sideways on ATP. Back to the drawing board...
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 21, 2013 2:24 PM CST
Here's white snakeroot blooming in the woods, on the floodplain of the stream. It's been flowering for a long time, and shows no sign of stopping.
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I'll try to post the tall nettle pic again (fingers crossed it comes out upright, or you'll have to look at it lying down).

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Aug 22, 2013 10:24 AM CST
Nice pics of wildflowers! June!
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 22, 2013 10:41 AM CST
Does sedge count as a "flower"? At least I think it's a sedge, about 4ft tall, growing in a very boggy spot. I'll need to put on waterproof boots to get a close-up pic.
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
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JuneOntario
Sep 2, 2013 12:22 PM CST
I braved the mosquitoes to take pics of some more wildflowers today. I found two kinds of jewelweed in bloom, the spotted jewelweed with orange flowers and the pale jewelweed with yellow flowers. These normally grow in damp soil around the margins of the pond and on the floodplain of the stream, but this summer we've had so much rain they are everywhere!

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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
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JuneOntario
Sep 2, 2013 12:31 PM CST
I have two different white asters flowering at the moment. One is short and is growing on dry soil among grass and Queen Anne's lace, but the other is tall and narrow-leaved and growing on the bank of the pond. I'm confused wih all the different asters, so I'm not even going to guess at their names!

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 2, 2013 1:54 PM CST
All are very nice June, thanks for posting. Thumbs up
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Sep 5, 2013 3:08 PM CST
This very tall (7ft+) plant growing on the bank of my pond perfectly matches the description for Green-headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) in the Peterson Field Guide to Wildflowers, so I'm fairly confident that's what it is!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Sep 5, 2013 8:51 PM CST
That is a beauty! June!
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Sep 9, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Here's a couple of goldenrods, the "regular" and the "flat topped". Possibly Solidago canadensis and Solidago graminifolia, but I'm no botanist!
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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JuneOntario
Sep 9, 2013 1:48 PM CST
More asters are blooming. The purple one I'm fairly sure is Symphiotrichum novae-angliae, the New England Aster, but the very pale violet one is a mystery to me. The mystery aster grows in moist soil, and has a pale, hairy stalk with purple patches where the leaves join the stem. Does anyone know what it is?
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Sep 9, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Nice shots June, pretty blooms. Thumbs up
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
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JuneOntario
Sep 10, 2013 7:43 AM CST
Thanks, Margaret!

There's a very tall, yellow sunflower that I'm hoping to take a picture of in the next few days, but so far all the open blooms are way up above my head-height and facing skywards. If no flowers open nearer to the ground, I'll need a step ladder!
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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JuneOntario
Sep 12, 2013 1:26 PM CST
I finally got a pic of the tall sunflower by standing on tiptoe and holding the camera at arm's length above my head to reach the top of one of the shorter stems. It could be Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) or Giant Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus) or - you tell me!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Sep 12, 2013 4:14 PM CST
June, very pretty, I think it is a wild sunflower. That's a good photo of the bloom and leaves. Thumbs up

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