Rock Gardens forum: Rockery at Bot. Grdn - Cluj Napoca, Romania

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Feb 24, 2014 2:49 AM CST
I was in Cluj (about 160 km from my city) and I had a few hours to kill, so I killed them at the botanical garden. Not the best time to visit, it's still winter although it's a mild weather but it was better than going to the mall or a coffee place.
The rockeries are not exactly in perfect shape - actually nothing is, at the gardens, and they could surely use my help :)
Well, anyway, here's some pics with what I found interesting.


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And on a funnier note... Romanians are getting FAT :)

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 24, 2014 4:18 AM CST
Thanks for sharing.
I think it must be pretty in the summer.
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 24, 2014 4:49 AM CST
Thanks!
Sure is.
There's also 3 greenhouses, but I wasn't too interested in "tropical" plants this time :)
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Feb 24, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Lots of nice rock garden stalwarts there.

What is these?
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Coffins?
Did somebody get out?
This is Transylvania, you know..... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 24, 2014 10:38 AM CST
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 25, 2014 1:01 AM CST
It is Transylvania!!!
I would do Dracula's evil laughter, but I am not sure how to put it in letters Smiling
I was also wondering. These are items from a so called Roman garden.
There were also a bunch of nicely carved pieces, a statue, the top part of some columns... so I'm guessing these could well be ancient coffins.
I could use them for some nice troughs in my garden... hmmm
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Feb 25, 2014 3:06 PM CST

Loved the tour of the rock garden.
I will look forward to seeing pictures in high summer, please Big Grin
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Mar 2, 2014 1:05 PM CST
Calin, Thank You! for sharing your adventure with us.
Picture 4 and 10 of the same type of plant (round bright green heads) are sempervivums or large sedum? They look great! But I couldn't tell because they look like they are on long stolons?
Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 2, 2014 1:16 PM CST
CDsSister said:
I will look forward to seeing pictures in high summer, please Big Grin

Spring tends to be the high time for most alpine gardens. Where these plants occur in nature at high elevations, the bloom season may be summer, but the bloom is often much earlier in cultivation at lower elevations and with warmer conditions. For many rock gardens, the show is largely over by "high summer", unless special care has been taken to plant later-blooming alpines... which can certainly be done though - it just takes thoughtful plant selection.

Pictures 4 and 10 look like Saxifraga Androsace spp. (as is #9 also) - please correct me if that's wrong, Fixpix.
Edit: Rick has rightly pointed out that 4 and 10 are Saxifraga.
#9 is Androsace.

Edit: And continuing...
5. Helleborus spp.
6, 20 Sedum spp.
7. Sempervivum spp.
8. Saxifraga cotyledon
11. Euphorbia myrsinites
12. Galanthus nivalis


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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Mar 2, 2014 1:22 PM CST
Lori, Good lead on photos 4 and 10s' ID... Smiling Will check it out.
Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 2, 2014 2:43 PM CST
fixpix said:
And on a funnier note... Romanians are getting FAT :)

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Green Grin! Wow. Wonder what it took to break those slabs of rock? Blinking
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 2, 2014 2:46 PM CST
I would have thought #4 and #10 are saxifrages.

I didn't know Androsace could have leaf lobes shaped like that....
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Mar 2, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Yeah, you're right, Rick. Too quick an answer on my part!
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Mar 3, 2014 1:50 AM CST
OOOps, sorry about not telling you what they are :)
Yes, 4 and 10 are Saxifraga and so is 8, just a different type.
And that 8... I am not sure, could be some kind of sempervivum-related plant. NO idea. But it was too cool and I did take two small ones home. You know, to keep under observation...
I love that Euphorbia myrsinites. I have one in a pot but it looks so much better up on a rock.
Most of the plants have no tags. Where there's tags, there's no plants.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 3, 2014 8:54 AM CST
Where there's tags, there's no plants.


That happens at our arboretum rock garden, too. Our NARGS Chapter does all the weeding and planting, but no one wants to move or pull tags on the chance that there are not supposed to, or they are just not confident, or they are stepping on someone's toes, as they say. Once in a while, two or three of us better informed members go through and pull and re arrange labels. The fact that many go dormant and retreat underground complicates things, and visitors like to move tags, too. It's been a few years now, and label verification should be on our agenda again soon.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Mar 4, 2014 1:06 AM CST
Hahaha, never thought visitors are EVIL enough to move the tags around... but it sounds like fun nodding
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Mar 4, 2014 9:46 AM CST
I am sure they don't move the tags on purpose; they are just not cognitive, and don't realize it.

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