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Fermi
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I finished reading the Quarterly on the plane back from India.
An excellent issue and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next!
I think the personal stories about using the Seedex were exactly what would encourage others to participate.
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

McGregorUS
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PLeased you liked the Seedex article - I thought it came out well - hope it does have that effect!

The new issue is now in the post and people should start receiving it pretty soon now - before New Year I anticipate. It seems to take about three weeks from the first person tot he last person in the US, Canada only seems to be a few days behind that.

The printer is very efficient at getting things from me signing the issue off (when I finally say it's ready to print) and actually getting it into the post - no more than ten days. Apart from actually editing the articles, and doing the photo layouts (much of which obviously is well under way before the deadline) the most time-consuming (and unnerving) thing is color-balancing the photos for printing. The nature of the process always makes this a problem stage but I'm not unhappy with what has come through the process. And some of the photographs sent to me are so good that they deserve the very best its possible to give them.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - we've now had snow on the ground since 25th November with only about two days when we saw that the was grass and other things under the snow! Just hope the airports are open in Manchester, Chicago and DC so we can get to Washington for our New Year visit to our elder son and family. Last year it was Christmas when we came over and all three airports we used had been closed by snow two or three days before we travelled but had re-opened, do we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Malcolm McGregor
Global Moderator/NARGS Editor
East Yorkshire, UK

McGregorUS
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First couple of messages from people that they have now received the Quarterly - Phyllis Gustafson in southern Oregon and Mark McDonough in Massachusetts.  Its rather like waiting for your seeds to germinate - but at least you know that it should be in the next couple of weeks.

Happy New Year

Malcolm McGregor
Global Moderator/NARGS Editor
East Yorkshire, UK

penstemon
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Joined: 2010-06-24

Got my RGQ yesterday. The whole thing is just beautiful.
I have one small complaint, though. Photographs of rosulate violas awaken my otherwise dormant acquisitive instinct, and perhaps next time an article like this is published, a small packet (say 1Kg) of seed could accompany the quarterly? You wouldn't have to send seed out to every NARGS member, just one.

Bob

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

Peter George
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Joined: 2009-09-03

Beautiful!! I've already read it twice, and I'm still not satiated. Many thanks to our new editor for his exemplary product. We now have one very substantial reason to join NARGS. 4 issues like this one are worth the price of admission all by themselves. Thank you.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

AmyO
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I got my Q yesterday and have inhaled every word! Well done!! Love the photos throughout and the articles are so interesting & well written. Keep up the good work!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Ulmann
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Joined: 2010-04-24

Hasn't arrived in SE Pennsylvania yet but then it takes two weeks for something from Denver to get here so we shall be patient!!!

Allison
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Nold wrote:

Got my RGQ yesterday. The whole thing is just beautiful.
I have one small complaint, though. ...... You wouldn't have to send seed out to every NARGS member, just one.

Bob

Nope, two.

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Got my RGQ today here in Minnesota.  Now I see what all the hubbub is about!

Most Excellent!  I haven't actually read anything yet, but it is so enticing....
I want to read it during my hour lunches at work, but I don't know if I can wait that long!

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

McGregorUS
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Great to know the Quarterly is spreading out - heard from Sue Olsen in Bellevue, WA, that its got to her, so its getting around. And its really nice that people like the new format. Hope its going to start arriving in Europe in the next week.

Malcolm McGregor
Global Moderator/NARGS Editor
East Yorkshire, UK

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