was Pacific BX 244, Plants Anonymous

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:21:01 PDT
How wonderful!!!!  I'm so jealous you have orchids growing in ditches.  I'm
sure that hasn't been seen around here for 100+ years.  Okay you need to
start traveling with a camera so the rest of us can enjoy these moments
too!  :-)

I was excited to find scattered patches of Silphium terebinthinaceum growing
wild along a stretch of highway between Cincinnati and Columbus yesterday.
At least I'm guessing that's what it was.  I didn't have time to stop and

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Linda Foulis <lmf@beautifulblooms.ab.ca>wrote:

> Dennis,
> If it is any comfort, you are not alone.
> My fiance and I have been touring central Alberta on the weekends.  He is
> becoming accustomed to my screams of 'Stop the truck' as I spy another
> plant
> I've never seen growing in the wild before.  This past weekend we came
> across a ditch full of Cypripedium parviflorum, full of them, hundreds!
> I've never seen so many in one spot before.
> We took a wrong turn past Rocky Mountain House, fortunately, to my absolute
> delight miles of Lilium philadelphicum in full bloom in the ditches.
> If you feel you need professional help for this addiction than I believe
> you
> are in the right spot.
> Linda
> Red Deer, AB
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