Entries by diversifolius

The Goldthread

One little species I’ve just managed to collect seeds from, although not an easy task, is the Goldthread – Coptis trifolia. A member of Ranunculaceae with circumboreal distribution, Coptis enjoys cooler, moist conditions in deciduous or coniferous forests and often grows on mossy bumps on the wetland edges together with other species like Medeola, Clintonia, […]

Sneaky Saruma

Saruma took advantage I didn’t watch it for a couple of days and dropped its seeds into the ground. Sneaky! But I still caught some of them ;) and there will be more because, unlike its cousins Asarum species, it flowers on and off throughout the summer. It joined right away the Moist packed seeds […]

In straight line with ‘canadensis’

A last announcement because we enter a straight line towards the celebrations – Sanguinaria canadensis and Asarum canadense freshly collected seeds are on sale (!) for a limited time and while quantities last, of course. Need to read more about growing Sanguinaria from seeds? – read HERE. As I said, for this special occasion the […]

Kitaibelia vitifolia – representing Croatia and Macedonia

Kitaibelia vitifolia goes around by the common name of Russian hibiscus, and I also used it just to go with the flow. But it’s neither Russian, nor a hibiscus; you can read its whole story below: http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Kitaibelia/Kitaibelia.php Shortly, the white flowers resemble more Malva flowers and it hails from a territory that belonged to former […]

A Gentiana representative

We can’t celebrate without a Gentiana and there is no other species easier to grow from seeds (and in the garden) than G. dahurica; granted, I still have a lot of Gentiana species to try. Laden with blue flowers in mid- summer, it will make both you and the pollinators happy for  a very long […]

Out in the woods

Sanguinaria capsules were not ready to collect as I thought, but  everything looks green and lush which is very good news after last year’s terrible drought. Medeola, Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), Cornus rugosa and Viburnum acerifolium were flowering; Lonicera canadensis berries were beckoning in the filtered shade and Mitella seeds were ready, waiting in their […]