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04 May, 2003 gallery additions

I've been taking a lot of trips this spring (with lots more to come, including a possible trip to the Royal Botanic Garden in Canada in the coming weeks), so there's lots of photos to share. Of course, finding the time to scan the slides is a different story...

I've thrown a little bit of everything into the gallery this week, but most of it is from my springtime travels. To those of you who have sent me images that haven't appeared in the gallery yet, don't despair. I just haven't gotten around to them. It's very easy to add my own photos because I have software set up to do it automatically, but adding photos from others is more complicated.

I also wanted to mention that I'm going to start renaming plants in the hort.net gallery to reflect more modern nomenclature[1]. That means that Cimicifuga will now be listed as Actaea and Acanthopanax will become Eleutherococcus. Other changes will be more minor; for example, Thalictrum aquilegifolium will be listed as Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (see the extra 'i' in there?).

There will be about 300 name changes total, affecting about 18% of the plants listed. I'll still list the old names as synonyms, though.

That's about it from here... Warming up slowly, but we're finally getting some much needed rain. Now if only I could finish building my deck!

Enjoy spring!

Christopher Lindsey, gallery maintainer

[1] Using the RHS Plant Finder as the primary reference, but also following guidelines in trade journals and monographs where applicable.




Cornus x rutgersensis 'Rutlan' (Rutlan large-flowered dogwood):
  • Cornus x rutgersensis 'Rutlan' flowers Cornus x rutgersensis 'Rutlan' flowers 
Disporum viridescens (Green fairy bells):
  • Disporum viridescens flowers Disporum viridescens flowers Disporum viridescens flowers 
Forsythia 'Goldzauber' (Goldzauber forsythia):
  • Forsythia 'Goldzauber' habit Forsythia 'Goldzauber' flowers Forsythia 'Goldzauber' flowers 
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' (Aphrodite witchhazel):
  • Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' flowers Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' flowers 
Larix decidua (European larch):
  • Larix decidua flowers Larix decidua fruit 
Magnolia soulangiana (Saucer magnolia):
  • Magnolia soulangiana habit Magnolia soulangiana flowers Magnolia soulangiana flowers 
Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot):
  • Sanguinaria canadensis habit 
Sanguinaria canadensis forma multiplex (Double bloodroot):
  • Sanguinaria canadensis forma multiplex flowers Sanguinaria canadensis forma multiplex flowers 
Sanguinaria canadensis forma multiplex 'Plena' (Semi-double bloodroot):
  • Sanguinaria canadensis forma multiplex 'Plena' flowers 
Taxus baccata (English yew):
  • Taxus baccata leaves 
Tulipa 'Sweety' (Sweety tulip):
  • Tulipa 'Sweety' habit Tulipa 'Sweety' flowers Tulipa 'Sweety' flowers 
Uvularia grandiflora (Large-flowered bellwort):
  • Uvularia grandiflora habit Uvularia grandiflora flowers 
Viola cornuta 'Lavender Ice' (Lavender Ice horned violet, Lavender Ice tufted pansy):
  • Viola cornuta 'Lavender Ice' flowers 




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