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Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Congratulations to the IRG Team on the latest superb installment of the International Rock Gardener (#9, September 2010).  It is a poignant tribute to Jim Archibald, and great plant hunters as a whole, masterfully presented by John Watson... a must read.  Coupled with a partial pre-publication peak at Janis Ruksans' new Crocus monograph, and publication of a a new Crocus commemorating Jim Archibald, Crocus speciosus subsp. archibaldii Rukšāns (subsp. nov.), the story is all the more poignant. 

Very sorry to hear the tragic news about Joyce Carruthers.

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

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Issue 10 of International Rock Gardener is now online:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

This issue is dedicated to the late Joyce Carruthers, who guides us to some of North America's great alpine plants in this issue (and also in the issue for November).... we are really pushing the North American boat out...... we think you folks deserve to have your plants given as wide and audience as possible....we hope we will enthuse everybody to try growing your great native flowers 8) ;)

Joyce was a tremendous advocate for these plants and grew as many as she could in her Victoria B.C. garden and in the Beauty Slope of Karlick .......some of them are very challenging in cultivation.... but that is half the attraction for some folks!

Eriogonum shockleyi, near Garrison, Millard County, Utah 

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Hello from snowy Aberdeen in Scotland - the November issue of IRG is now online
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

IRG 11  shows us more beautiful plants from the mountain areas of north America.
Take another tour with IRG and enjoy the photos of sunny days in the Wild West.

We also have some suggestions from Michal Hoppel about how he grows some of these "American Beauties" in his garden in Poland.

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Margaret and the IRG Team

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Anne Spiegel
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-26

IMYoung wrote:

Hello from snowy Aberdeen in Scotland - the November issue of IRG is now online
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

IRG 11  shows us more beautiful plants from the mountain areas of north America.
Take another tour with IRG and enjoy the photos of sunny days in the Wild West.

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We also have some suggestions from Michal Hoppel about how he grows some of these "American Beauties" in his garden in Poland.

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Margaret and the IRG Team

  An absolutely wonderful issue of IRG.  Every month has been beautifully done and the illustrations are marvelous.  I can't wait for the December issue.  Congratulations to everyone involved.

Hoy
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Joined: 2009-12-15

IMYoung wrote:

Hello from snowy Aberdeen in Scotland - the November issue of IRG is now online
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

IRG 11  shows us more beautiful plants from the mountain areas of north America.
Take another tour with IRG and enjoy the photos of sunny days in the Wild West.
We also have some suggestions from Michal Hoppel about how he grows some of these "American Beauties" in his garden in Poland.

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Margaret and the IRG Team

I have thought of it for a long time -and today I signed in as a member!

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

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Anne:  Thank you for your kind words which are much appreciated by our little IRG Team.

Trond: This is excellent news, I am sure you will enjoy your membership. The SRGC has many Scandnavian members and there is a very active group of these folks in the SRGC Forum, too.

Best wishes,
Maggi Young

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Greetings, NARGS Friends..... I have just loaded the December IRG, No. 12, to the SRGC Website.... it is a week early but I thought some of you might like a break from holiday festivities to have a pleasant trip with IRG. :D

See it here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Dec241293215996IRG_12_December.pdf

Glassford Sprunt has kindly prepared an Index of this first year of IRG, which is included in this issue.

As usual there are a variety of plants , places and people , which we hope will interest you.

This photo is of the volcano  Erciyes Dag by   Štěpánka and Cedrik Haškovec.....

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Anne Spiegel
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-26

Many, many, many thanks for the early Christmas present, the early printing of the wonderful new International Rock Gardener.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

My apologies for failing to remind you here of the January Edition of IRG. A plaintiff email today brought my shortcomings to the fore.
It will not be long before the February IRG is  ready!

We begin 2011 with a focus on some classic plants of the European Alps. These flowers have been admired for years and their charm is undiminished for the modern rock gardener, even if they still present challenges in cultivation in the 21st Century. We also have more thoughts on Crevice gardening -this type of rock garden is in vogue at the moment and so this style is something we will follow from various gardeners in the months to come. While the plants seem to enjoy life very much in these crevice constructions it must be said that some people do not find the crevice gardens to be aesthetically pleasing. If you have a different type of rock garden that your plants are finding a happy home from home why not submit an article on your experiences to the IRG? Is it possible to be a successful rock gardener with no rock?
To get in touch please email - Editor AT internationalrockgardener.org  (replacing the AT with @)

January 2011 Issue 13 IRG:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Jan271296161952IRG13.pdf

A ridge in the Dolomites - photo Michal Hoppel

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Our grateful appreciation to all who have been in contact to give your support to the IRG Team and your comments on the articles and photographs.
It is so nice to hear from you !

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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