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26th August 2010


Aconitum napellus


Alfredia cernua


Allium macranthum


Asyneuma campanuloides


Campanula raineri


Campanula raineri


Campanula rhomboidalis


Centaurea alpestris


Centaurea phrygia ssp. pseudophrygia


Cotula socialis


Cyananthus lobatus


Delphinium cashmerianum


Dianthus superbus


Erigeron multiradiatus


Helichrysum albobrunneanum


Sedum kamtschaticum

12th August 2010

On the way to Munich today I stopped near the Hiking Parking area and walked back along the Kaltenbach, a fast flowing mountain stream after all the rains we’ve had. The first messenger of late summer and autumn, Gentiana asclepiadea, was just coming into flower on the grassy banks. Other earlier flowering plants such as Saxifraga mutata are setting seed. In the Alpine Garden, approximately 800 m higher the Saxifraga mutata is still in full flower. Gentianella campestris, another signal of the approaching autumn, is coming into flower on the Schachen. But before the autumn takes hold there is still a wide assortment of plants jostling in line to flower and set seed before winter. Campanula raineri is covered with buds waiting for a break in the rain to unfurl its flowers. The dark purple flowers of Campanula glomerata cover the plant bed of the Bavarian Alps and those still keen to see Edelweiß (Leontopodium) have the choice between the varieties of Edelweiß species from the Himalayas. The selection of photos which follow will hopefully share with you the delights of the Alpine Garden, rain or shine there’s always something to fascinate!


Androsace sarmentosa


Aster alpinus


Campanula cochlearifolia


Campanula glomerata


Campanula lactiflora


Campanula rhomboidalis


Campanula scheuchzeri, Rhodiola wallichiana


Corydalis thyrsiflora


Cremanthodium arnicoides


Delphinium cashmerianum


Dierama pauciflorum


Epilobium angustifolium


Eryngium alpinum


Gentiana asclepiadea


Hedysarum boutignyanum


Edelweiß, Leontopodium leontopodioides


Meconopsis betonicifolia


Pyrethrum tatsienense


Rhodiola semenovii

30th July 2010

After a week of cool temperatures, with the day’s maximum rarely topping 10°C, summer is set to return and the flowers of the alpine summer can be admired once more.

At the start of the Königsweg, along the Kaltenbach don’t forget to look for the Saxifraga mutata which is in flower at the moment. Its small flowers are arranged along a long flower stalk from a rosette growing on the cliffs. Further up, in the forest on shady, moist slopes Parnassia palustris is in flower. From just before the Wettersteinalm until beyond the Alpine Garden the small blue bells of Campanula cochlearifolia thread their way through the cracks in the rocks and even in mossy banks while Campanula scheuchzeri prefers to colonize the grassy meadows.

In the Alpine Garden one can meet again the familiar flowers from the road up as well as a large diversity of flowers from mountain ranges from the rest of the world.


Aster alpinus


Astrantia major


Astrantia major 'Rubra'


Campanula cochlearifolia


Campanula scheuchzeri


Centaurea nervosa


Cremanthodium arnicoides


Dianthus superbus


Gentiana lutea





Machaeranthera


Mertensia ciliata


Parnassia palustris


Pulsatilla alpina


Rhodiola


Saxifraga aizoides


Saxifraga caesia

24th July 2010


Aquilegia pyrenaica subsp. discolor


Campanula barbata


Delosperma congestum


Dianthus glacialis


Geranium himalayense


Lilium martagon


Lilium monadelphum


Lilium pyrenaicum


Linum hypericifolium


Meconopsis betonicifolia


Meconopsis betonicifolia


Meconopsis betonicifolia


Meconopsis napaulensis (red)


Silene davidii

7th July 2010

Every morning there’s something new to discover. Today the first flowers of Lilium lophophorum finally opened; like pale yellow Chinese lanterns they dance in the breeze on their short stems. Yesterday Iris reichenbachii was waiting to be admired and tomorrow …?

Peak flowering – for most it is the best time in the Alpine Garden. The stage is set by the heavenly blue of the Meconopsis against a backdrop of Himalaya Primulas in varying nuances of yellow and wine red. Campanula thyrsoides is regarded with astonishment and wonder at its ramrod straight flower spikes. The notoriously difficult Nomocharis lilies light up a shady corner. All this and more greets the visitors to the Alpine Garden.

Come and enjoy the delights and beauty of the Schachen!


Schachen Alpine Garden


Calceolaria biflora


Campanula pulla


Campanula thyrsoides


Dianthus alpinus


Dianthus callizonus


Dianthus glacialis


Felicia rosulata


Gentiana dinarica


Geranium argenteum


Iris reichenbachii


Lilium bulbiferum


Lilium carniolicum


Lilium jankae


Lilium lophophorum var. lophophorum


Lilium monadelphum


Meconopsis cambrica


Meconopsis × sheldonii


Mertensia primuloides


Mimulus cupreus


Nomocharis aperta


Nomocharis pardanthina


Primula sikkimensis


Rhododendron keleticum


Scorzonera purpurea subsp. rosea


Silene nigrescens


Silene zawadski

26th June 2010


Arnebia pulchra


Carex baldensis


Cotula pyrethrifolia


Daphne glomerata


Erysimum jugicola


Globularia cordifolia


Iris ruthenica


Meconopsis quintuplinervia


Moehringia ciliata


Ranunculus parnassifolius


Rhodiola rosea


Rhododendron caucasicum

16th June 2010

The Alpine Garden opened on the 16th of June a couple of weeks after the thaw and plants and flowers have sprung up in every corner of the garden. The early-flowering Arnebia pulchra and the Rhododendron caucasicum from the Caucasus Mountains, the “whiter than white” Ranunculus parnassifolius are just a few of the flowers which catch one’s eye. The first buds of the blue Meconopsis × sheldonii have opened!

Nights are still cool at 10°C, but the days are pleasantly mild. For the actual temperature look at the charts on the Weather Station page.

The Alpine Garden resembles a painter’s palette with flowers creating splashes of colour between the stones – now is the time to visit!


Dryas octopetala


Primula macrophylla


Rhododendron thompsonii subsp. chamaedendoron


Rhodothamnus chamaecistus


Saxifraga marginata var. rocheliana


Soldanella alpina


Viola calcarata

Schachen


Schachentor


Schachentorkopf after the rain


Schachen


Schachensee


Hochblassen and Alpspitz


Autumn mood

Photos: Markus Breier, Jennifer Wainwright-Klein
Text: Jennifer Wainwright-Klein

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