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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 8, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Here in Snow Mexico, the Alphabet Soup for gardeners is Entirely Eponymous, beginning with E, we can go Either way...GEnus or spEciEs (and varitiEs if you are Exceptionally Eager. Here are a few E genera to start... Edgeworthia chrysantha, a member of the same family as Daphne (Thymelaeaceae), but more tender. I have grown this through one bad winter in zone 5, with minus 27 C minimum Temp, survived, but it lost its flowers, which open in February. I will show the winter hot box I grow it in if anyone is interested). Anyway here it is and it has a heavenly fragrance, I first saw this shrub at the Governor Generals mansion on Rockland Ave in Victoria a few years ago. A few others to start, many and numerous, Please, bring me your Echinaceas oryour Englemann spruce, any old Es will do. I am not fussy. It's soup for heaven sake.

Edgeworthia chrysantha Chinese paperbush

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Euphorbia tirucalii (rendered in Topaz, here)

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A drawf-winged Euonymus

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And, finally, for now, an Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum, given to me by A. Ceska, a Czech botanist and former professor of mine

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K. A. Enns
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 8, 2018 7:48 PM CST
alright, that Topaz rendering is pretty dang cool Thumbs up I don't know what in the world Topaz rendering is though Shrug!

and yes, I'd like to see a winter 'hot box'--I might need one
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 8, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 8, 2018 8:25 PM CST



the plant looks cuter here
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 8, 2018 8:42 PM CST
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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 8, 2018 9:11 PM CST
dirtdorphins said:alright, that Topaz rendering is pretty dang cool Thumbs up I don't know what in the world Topaz rendering is though Shrug!

and yes, I'd like to see a winter 'hot box'--I might need one



Here it is...there is hay around the lower part of the shrub. It doesnt LOOK hot, and it is certainly not attractive, but its warmer in there by anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees depending on the outside conditions. Its temporary, we take it down in early early spring. That is very heavy grade plastic. This year we made the roof slanted because the snow caved in the roof last year. When it was 27 below, Celsius, I put a seed starting mat in the back upgainst the fence. Its not pretty but I am sure I would have lost this shrub, which is too big for me to move around in a pot, I think. I can see the buds are still ok, so far so good.





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K. A. Enns
Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 8, 2018 9:26 PM CST
Thank you Carole for the Australian E's... I am so pumped about going there sometime in the next few years, if I can just save enough $$$. Dirt, when did they change that from Chrysothamnus to Ericameria? was that around the same time they revised Aster? I retired from professional botany / biology toxics work not soon after that. Anyway, I grew up with that plant in my back yard and have it growing here on some sandy mounds, not in my yard but a habitat creation project. BTW Dirt, I use some photographic software to give a photographs an artistic treatment, starting in lightroom then photoshop. This one below is a simplification program called Buzsim.

Lovely Es, here are a few more...

Echinacea coconut lime

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Elodie lily

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Echinacea purpurea (simplified)

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Eurybia conspicua syn. Aster conspicuus; a native and a welcome aster in early summer



K. A. Enns
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 8, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Here are some Euphorbias.
Euphorbia suzanne
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Euphorbia biglandulosa
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Euphorbia tirucalli
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Euphorbia rigida
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Euphorbia royleana
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Euphorbia resinifera
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Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 8, 2018 10:17 PM CST


This is v inspiring.... I am always looking for plants to feature against rock
the plant looks cuter here
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K. A. Enns
Texas (Zone 8a)
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GrammaChar
Jan 8, 2018 11:07 PM CST
A very prickly "E" - Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii). Not a thistle, but you better wear gloves to work around this one.

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GrammaChar
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jan 9, 2018 2:24 AM CST
That is one 'poppin' purple for sure.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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GrammaChar
Jan 9, 2018 2:29 AM CST
Ha! Those little pointy leaves have nabbed me numerous times. But it's an interesting plant so I just deal with it. Big Grin
GrammaChar
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jan 9, 2018 2:30 AM CST
Lilies for E -


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Jan 9, 2018 3:19 AM CST


















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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jan 9, 2018 5:15 AM CST
Irises for E:




And then a few others:




Tomorrow I'll work on my Echinaceas.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
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GrammaChar
Jan 9, 2018 7:31 AM CST
Engelman Daisy


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GrammaChar
Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 9, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Some more Es and thanks to everyone contributing. Now that Christmas is over I have time to put more into the soup. Here is the native easter lily Erythronium grandiflorum, which I have on the wilder river bank portion of my garden.

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And the little Eryngium planum, not as prickly as the one above, and quite small.

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And and a juvenile Euicomis bicolor flower.


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K. A. Enns
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jan 9, 2018 2:29 PM CST
My genus Es:
Houseplants (I started growing houseplants after I retired two years ago, and they certainly have made my winter indoors a lot more interesting!):





Outside (In 2005, I started growing Euonymus 'Manhattan' along the busy road next to my home to provide a fast-growing evergreen screen, and I have been very pleased with it.):


I have found Golden Euonymus to be very puzzling. Here it is looking nice next to the road in the midst of winter; however, in the back yard--no photo--it burns every winter!):

Carol H. Sandt

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jmorth
Jan 9, 2018 2:48 PM CST


Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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Jan 9, 2018 2:48 PM CST
Euphorbia City




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