Monday, July 13, 2015

Mt Hood in early July

I took another trip up to Mt Hood again over the weekend, visiting the area just above Timberline Lodge.  There were lots of Eriogonum and Lupine.  The Penstemon davidsonii had finished for the year and was going to seed.  It was windy, cloudy and cold.  These are the best photos.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mt Hood timberline in June Part 3

Here are the last of my photographs from last weekend.

Calochortus subalpinus flowering in the meadows.

Dodecatheon jeffreyi growing in Zigzag canyon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mt Hood timberline in June Part 2

Here are some more photos of my recent hike to Paradise Park from Timberline Lodge.

Erythronium montanum

Anemone occidentalis

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mt Hood timberline in june

This past weekend I hiked from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park.  It's still early in the season for wildflowers at Timberline Lodge which has an elevation of 5,960 ft.  The main attraction here for me here is Penstemon Davidsonii.  But I found many choice wildflowers in bloom.  Check back later in the week for more photographs.

Penstemon Davidsonii

Xerophyllum tenax

Friday, June 5, 2015

Here comes the summer

You can always tell when summer is here.  The Lewisia rediviva are in full bloom.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mt Hood above Timberline

Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood is at an elevation of 5,960 feet.  From there I hiked 1000 feet up to Silcox Hut.  Conditions were very dry.  I found plenty of Phlox.  There was also patches of Cistanthe umbellata.  Davidsons Penstemon was not in bloom yet but buds were beginning to show.  The last photo at the bottom of this post is of an unknown Eriogonum.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lewisia rediviva

Here's a photo of my Lewisia rediviva trough.  I never water these plants.  Another month or so until they flower.

Penstemon 2015

It's been a strange winter.  Long periods of mild, dry weather.  Still, spring is here and the Penstemon are growing strong.

Below is Penstemon speciocus grown from seed sown in the ground back in the fall of 2013.  Last year these were small plants.  This year they should flower.

Nearby are some new Penstemon palmeri, also grown from seed and due to flower this year for the first time.

Fritillaria pudica in the garden

Fritillaria pudica is something I've been trying to grow for years.  Finally, last year I had one flower appear in the garden.  This year I've had three.  These plants are bulbs, grown from seed.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eriogonum douglasii

Here's a photo of my biggest Eriogonum douglasii.  This must be 3 or 4 years old.  It's about 12 inches a across.  A very slow growing plant but well worth the effort.