International Rock Gardener e-magazine

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IMYoung
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Issue 7 of International Rock Gardener, for July 2010 is now online at the
SRGC website.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

In this issue there are more introductions to Speakers arranged for the
Alpines 2011 Conference, organised by the Alpine Garden Society, to be held
in Nottingham, in the UK, in April 2011.

The issue also features more floral emblems of alpine plant organisations
around the world.....if  your local club emblem hasn't  been featured yet, why not drop a
line to me to tell me about it?

M.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Issue 8 of International Rock Gardener, for August 2010 is now online

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Congratulations on Issue #8 of The International Rock Gardener.  I'm always waiting eagerly for the next issue and the quality of photography and content continues to inspire.  I've read and reread these many times and think they could easily become a book.

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

IMYoung wrote:

Issue 8 of International Rock Gardener, for August 2010 is now online

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

An excellent issue!  And finally, we see Lori Skulski the person and NARGS Moderator, not as a distant blip in some far away avatar ;).  Thanks Lori for all of your fantastic botanical travelogues so far, these are worth their weight in gold, not only on NARGS, but on SRGC too.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

I echo the praise for IRG!  Great work, Maggi, on another fascinating and engaging issue!   I thank you very much, also, Maggi, for the very nice introduction.

McDonough wrote:

And finally, we see Lori Skulski the person and NARGS Moderator, not as a distant blip in some far away avatar ;).  Thanks Lori...

Dang, my cover is blown!  ;D ;D  You're welcome - it's my pleasure to share those experiences!  I hope others enjoy seeing them, as well, and are encouraged to add their own accounts, or to participate in whatever way they wish in this forum.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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Congrats Lori!  Lovely shot!  You are now famous!  ;D

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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The 8th issue gives me the same dilemma as the others have done: Where in my garden can I try to put more stones and plants? (By the way - if you ever get the chance visit the Lake Van area and take a bath in the soda water. )

Nice to meet you "in person", Lori! Who could think that spent flowers could be that impressing!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Thanks, Todd and Trond.  Yes, that's the constant dilemma... where to put more rock gardens?  We are long since out of lawn area, but do have big planted areas that no longer hold much interest and are starting to seem expendable.  My problem is to come up with an actual plan!
I wonder if Lake Van is compositionally similar to the alkaline sloughs (lakes) across the prairies where I grew up?  The salts in the water provide great buoyancy, and dry white on the skin.  (This year, with the ridiculous amount of rain out there, they will all be terribly diluted though!)  I must look into that further.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Skulski wrote:

Dang, my cover is blown!

Yes, it's blown and you deserve it!
Congratulations to both you and Maggi for another wonderful edition of IRG!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

The SRGC e-magazine 'International Rock Gardener'  No.9  for  September 2010  is online now.  This issue contains more tributes to the late Jim Archibald and and his work and includes photos of the plants being grown worldwide from Archibald seed, sent in by growers who really appreciated the  chance to grow these plants.

This photograph of Iris iberica ssp. lycotis grown from seeds he received from Jim and Jenny a few years ago is by Hans Achilles.
This Iris,  as with all  Hans'  bulbous plants, grows outside in the garden without any protection (either in winter or summer), despite of an annual rainfall of about 800 mm.

The seed of this delightful oncocyclus Iris from Iran, was collected by a Scotsman,  grown by a German living on Mallorca and is shared with gardeners from every country with an internet connection, all via the IRG ..... says it all really, doesn't it?

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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