Photo: Dag Inge Danielsen The plants in Great-granny’s Garden In total, ca. 500 ornamental plants have been collected throughout South-East Norway during the project. Collecting location and cultivation history of each plant, including its local vernacular names, are documented in our database (http://www.nhm.uio.no), but details are not publicly available. An important criterion for each accession has been that the plant’s history dates back to at least 1950. We have selected this year as the end of the period of interest because traditional gardening in Norway persisted up to then. Sometimes the history can be traced as far
back as around 1900. Before 1900, the history of a particular plant Emricasan chemical structure mostly fades away in peoples memory but in a few cases, it can be followed eFT508 solubility dmso further back through written sources. The plants have seldom been bought but have either followed people from home to home, or have been received as a gift or through plant exchange among neighbours, families, and friends. Some cultivars are therefore rather local. The collections in Great-granny’s Garden include cultivars of many different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. People have also collected plants in nature and used them as
ornamentals, e.g. Convallaria majalis L., Hepatica nobilis learn more Schreb., Primula veris L., Polemonium caeruleum L., Trollius europaeus L., Rhodiola rosea L., and Hylotelephium maximum (L.) Holub. Some of these species collected from the wild are also included in Great-granny’s Garden. Here, only a few examples of the plants we grow are highlighted. Examples of plants grown in Great-granny’s Garden The flowering season in Great-granny’s Garden
starts in late April with a diversity of Primula × pubescens Jacq. cultivars (Fig. 4a–d). In Norway, their cultivation dates back to at least the seventeenth century (Balvoll and Weisæth 1994) and we know that they were very common in Central Norway in the eighteenth century (Baade 1768) and in Northern Norway, north to Lapland, in the nineteenth century (Schübeler 1886–1889). Nowadays, many of the old Primula × pubescens cultivars are either lost or are on the verge of disappearing. Interestingly, most variation is still found in the central and northern parts of the country where cultivation has been most extensive. Fig. 4 Fludarabine price The flowering season starts in April with a variety of Garden Auricles, Primula × pubescens. Photos: Oddmund Fostad One of the rarest plants in Norwegian gardens is Scopolia carniolica Jacq. (Fig. 5). It flowers in early May. It was first published in 1760 as ‘Atropa2’ in Joannes Antonius [Giovanni Antonio] Scopoli’s Flora Carniolica (Scopoli 1760) and later described under its current name by Jacquin (1764). Scopoli sent his flora to Linnaeus and offered him plants from the Slovenian province of Crain in 1760 (Stafleu and Cowan 1985; The Linnaean Correspondence: L27982009).