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We have edelweiss!!

It's been really very fun to watch our new garden change through the weeks and months. This morning we discovered that we have edelweiss!!

Ok, the picture isn't great. It was 7:30 in the am. I had to take the picture as I didn't know how long they would last. We live at 700 meters not 2000+ where you normally see edelweiss.


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Re: We have edelweiss!!

Aren't they pretty!

Don't worry, they'll last all summer - I have them in my garden too. They are found not only growing wild in the mountains but on the shelves of your local garden centre!
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Old 04.07.2008, 09:44
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It's been really very fun to watch out new garden change through the weeks and months. This morning we discovered that we have edelweiss!!

Ok, the picture isn't great. It was 7:30 in the am. I had to take the picture as I didn't know how long they would last. Just you know we live at 700 meters not 2000+ where you normally see edelweiss.

Well done! I put some seeds out last year, we're at 860 m and nothing has happened so far but now I live in hope
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Re: We have edelweiss!!

I bought some beginning of May this year and have them on my terrace (Zurich city) in pots. They're now starting to wilt a little but they're still beautiful
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Re: We have edelweiss!!

Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Every morning you greet me,
Small and White,
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me..

Blossoms of snow may you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my home land forever

Enjoy them
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Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Every morning you greet me,
Small and White,
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me..

Blossoms of snow may you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my home land forever

Enjoy them
I ran around singing that song when I first saw the flower. Everyone was ready to stuff a sock in my mouth.
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Old 04.07.2008, 10:53
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Aren't they pretty!

Don't worry, they'll last all summer - I have them in my garden too. They are found not only growing wild in the mountains but on the shelves of your local garden centre!
I'm sure someone bought them & planted them in the rockery area... But it's all new for us. It's fun as we don't know what will be there next!

Early in the spring we had the most beautiful dark purple irises. They were really gorgeous.

I've never actually seen edelweiss up close & personal so I was all giggly when I saw them. Seriously, I need to get out more!!
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Re: We have edelweiss!!

I dream of seeing an edelweiss up a mountain, but havent yet, anyone got any tips
time of year etc...
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Every morning you greet me,
Small and White,
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me..

Blossoms of snow may you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my home land forever

Enjoy them
You inspired me to sing along, thanks
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