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IMYoung
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Yes, the Tecophilaeas are pretty extraordinary, I think... it is the size of the flower, relative to the plant and the sheer beauty and richness of the colour.... quite captivating!

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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IMYoung
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In the June issue of IRG Christoph Ruby, of the Hof Botanic Garden in Germany is upbeat in his report on the plants in Hof’s crevice garden and we are able to offer encouragment to growers with examples from the gardens of  forumists from several countries.

We again return to Turkey to examine some more of the fine plants that so tempt us, but those in this selection are proving none too easy in cultivation. So much so that  Zdeněk Zvolánek calls them  "Anatolian Troublemakers"!  The flora of Turkey is immensely varied and greatly admired by many rock gardeners : Dr David Millward who contributed the cover picture of Arnebia densiflora from the steppe, near Erzincan, Anatolia  has reported on a recent SRGC trip in the Forum in pages about Eastern Turkey, here :  

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=7936.0      

All issues of IRG (International Rock Gardener) can be found here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

The International Rock Gardener  June 2012 :

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jun281340917807IRG_30-June2012.pdf

Cover photo Arnebia densiflora by  David Millward

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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This month, when the USA  has celebrated Independence Day, the IRG has a distinctly North American bias to the plants covered, starting with the first of a small series by Gene Mirro about the lilies of western America.
Rex Murfitt addresses a charming Iris whose needs have been mis-stated over a great many years and ZZ throws a friendly challenge to a friend about another North American plant, Telesonix heucheriformis.

Hybrid lily
photo  Gene Mirro

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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International Rock Gardener - IRG 32  August 2012

This month we learn of two diverse Gatherings of Rock Gardeners - the NZAGS Study weekend in February 2013 and the Second International Czech Rock Garden Conference, in May 2013.  The SRGC is proud to be a sponsor of these events.
Plant-wise......
Gene Mirro continues his  series with the lilies of Southern California and the Sierra Nevada; 
.......we have a note on  Gentiana occidentalis;
...... and Kirsten Andersen and Lars Hansen explore the diversity of Oxalis laciniata var. pubescens.

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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I think I have a couple of issues to catch up on, always a treat :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Another magnificent issue ... many thanks and compliments to the editorial team and all the contributors.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

IMYoung
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IMYoung wrote:

International Rock Gardener - IRG 32  August 2012

This month we learn of two diverse Gatherings of Rock Gardeners - the NZAGS Study weekend in February 2013 and the Second International Czech Rock Garden Conference, in May 2013.  The SRGC is proud to be a sponsor of these events.

At the time of the Czech Events, NARGS will be hosting its AGM in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Ashville....
http://www.nargs2013.org/index.php  - must say it's great to have a choice!

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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I look forward to the IRG every month and probably have read it within hours of it appearing online.  During winter bad weather periods it has become a treat to go through all the issues again.  Thank you, thank you to all the IRG Team members who make this possible.

IMYoung
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September's IRG is loaded a little early  :)  I hope that no-one is driven to it by bad weather!
This month sees features by......  nurseryman Tim Ingram about the Welsh garden of
the Plant-hunters Jim and Jenny Archibald. This article will be added to the Archibald Archive in the SRGC website. Tim is a passionate believer in the importance of gardens, particularly in the context of organisations such as the SRGC and its sisters.

Adrian Young presents one of his preferred Saxifraga species and it is his photo that gives our cover picture: Saxifraga catalaunica.

Gene Mirro concludes his series on the lilies of North West America – a piece on the germination of these western species lilies is posted in the SRGC Forum area, here:
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9610.new#new

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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The October issue of  International Rock Gardener is online on the SRGC website :

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun2414036385622012Nov07135228781...

This month is a real celebration of the many talents of SRGC Forumists (many known here as NARGS members, too!) as their (present day) photos  of seasonal colour are used to illustrate  both an old SRGC Journal Article from 1953 about Autumn colour in the Scottish garden of the Knox-Finlays at Keillour Castle and also some Spring joys in the southern hemisphere.

"Enjoy!"

Maggi Young
www.srgc.net

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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