International Rock Gardener e-magazine

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IMYoung
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The February issue, #14. of International Rock Gardenr is online ....
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Feb241298591020IRG14_Feb_2011.pdf

A mix of contributors and plants from around the world- perhaps to whet your appetite for some travel or give you a push to make a start on a garden project?

Close up of Eranthis pinnatifida, picture Ian Young 

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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cohan
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IMYoung wrote:

The February issue, #14. of International Rock Gardenr is online ....
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Feb241298591020IRG14_Feb_2011.pdf

A mix of contributors and plants from around the world- perhaps to whet your appetite for some travel or give you a push to make a start on a garden project?

Close up of Eranthis pinnatifida, picture Ian Young 

The article by Harvey Wrightman on clay filled crevices was especially interesting--I will be thinking about this!

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

RickR
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Yes, and that skillfully built crevice trough must weigh a ton!!!

Thanks for another great edition!

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

IMYoung
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RickR wrote:

Yes, and that skillfully built crevice trough must weigh a ton!!!

Thanks for another great edition!

Thanks Cohan and Rick.

Yes, Harvey's article is a pointer to placing a heavy trough BEFORE you make it any heavier with rocks and soil, isn't it ?  :D

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Boland
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I haven't commented but let me assure you these IRG are second to none!  The article are so interesting, informative and well done with stunning photography to boot!

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

IMYoung
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Your kind words are much appreciated by the Team, Todd.

We were just thinking how it would be good to have an article from Newfoundland......she said, hinting shamelessly...... ;D

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

AmyO
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Thank-you so much for every issue...they are full of inspiring articles and I too am enjoying the one on trough building. I plan to create a small crevice garden around a large boulder. I've got a few pieces of tufa and ready access to lots of stone slabs perfect for creating crevices! Can't wait for spring to get here!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Boland
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I'm way ahead of you...have plans to do an article on the serpentine alpines of Newfoundland  ;)

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

Booker
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Todd wrote:

I'm way ahead of you...have plans to do an article on the serpentine alpines of Newfoundland  ;)

Excellent Todd ... we await it with great anticipation!

Typing this on my laptop in a Best Western Hotel, near Malpenza airport, Milan after our flight to Manchester this afternoon was cancelled and we have been advised by our carrier that we MAY be on a flight tomorrow morning or we may not?  We have had the most amazing vacation by and around beautiful Lake Como (seeing incredible primulas, hepaticas, hellebores in white, pink and yellow, crocus, tussilago and ajugas among others), the weather has been beautiful and our trips into Switzerland, up to Snow Eagle in northern Italy and the stunning mountain areas near Sondrio have enhanced an already incredible holiday. Hopefully we will get home tomorrow ... touch wood!

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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Todd wrote:

I'm way ahead of you...have plans to do an article on the serpentine alpines of Newfoundland  ;)

Hurray!  8) 8)

Amy....Thank you!  This is just the effect we hope these articles will have, to encourage  folks to have a go themselves at these constructions..... great fun and a good home for the alpines. 

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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