I invite you to take time from your busy lives to relax and read the latest issue of the International Rock Gardener:
Gerrit Eijkelenboom from Lelystad in the Netherlands describes himself as a "gardener on the sea bottom", he grows a wide range of both rock garden and shade loving plants and has something of a fondness for Epimediums and Meconopsis - the latter being quite a struggle for him to grow well in his local climate. Gerrit and his wife enjoy plant hunting by camera on holiday and he contributes photos of some orchids seen recently in Crete.
Jan Jílek, a nurseryman who divides his time between the Czech Republic and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, is one of the brave folk with only a little English who still takes the time to contribute to the SRGC Forum in our strange language!
Main IRG menu: 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
IRG 44 August 2013
This month we follow the renewal of the garden in British Columbia
of our late colleague Joyce Carruthers by her daughter Amanda with the help of ZZ and friends.
Trond Høy describes the plants seen on Svalbard in the north west of Norway,
a region he has visited several times, the first time as a student back in 1977.
Trond shared his trip first in the SRGC Forum then here in the NARGS Forum - the IRG is now the beneficiary to take in a new audience!
World of Bulbs features late summer/autumn crocus from J. Ian Young, writer of the Bulb Log,
along with some photos of these in the wild from Johan Nilson of Gothenburg Botanic Garden.
Page for all IRG listings: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
The September issue of IRG is here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Sep281380401493IRG45September2013.pdf
Edit: apologies for pasting extra link to the index - now fixed!
It features the first part of an article on Zhongdian by Jozef Lemmens ; Rogan Roth writes about Tigridia pavonia, Zdenek Zvolanek tells tales of Two Czechs in Nepal and introduce the recently described Campanula hacerae.
A complete index of the IRG up to and including the current issue (#45)
is here :
and on this page
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9567.0 you will
always find a link to the latest index, which is compiled each
month by Glassford Sprunt.
I am most grateful to Glassford for his efforts!
Maggi, all the links you provide go to the International Rock Gardener - Index (complete to Number 44 of September 2013), not to a Sept 2013 issue of IRG.
Here are some links to use:
Main International Rock Gardener (IRG) page:
IRG September 2013, a fantastic issue:
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
Sorry Mark, I was working after midnight- and not doing very well!
Actually, the links to the index are complete to issue 45 - on one page I hadn't changed the number but the link is good!
IRG 46 - October 2013 ISSN 2053-7557
Is there any wonder that gardeners are always talking about the weather when there seems to be little in the way of steady seasonal temperatures in the last year or so ?
Here in the UK we are hurtling from sunshine that promises "shirt sleeve weather" to sharp overnight frosts.
In Australia there are reports of terrible fires threatening life and homes and other friends are worrying about unaturally hot days that are putting paid to flowers at a fast rate.
We can but hope that the IRG provides a spot of gentle relief from such stresses as Grahame Ware praises a Lewisia named for a film star, we view some great plants from the Karabet region and find a plea not toignore a remarkable tulip.
Main IRG page where all issues are available: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
In contrast to the IRG photos from the Karabet Pass, here is a Merendera kurdica cultivated in a pot by Peter Clarke - this photo from the SRGC Forum -
Excellent edition, Maggi,
I read it through in one sitting! Some amazing pics, not the least being that stunning Merendera! And those cut-flower tulips look suspiciously like the posy from Susan Band that I brought down by train when I first visited Aberdeen in 2007!
We've heard from our friends in the Blue Mountains near Sydney that they are safe at present - one even had the presence of mind to still send out the link to her latest plant-list so that I could forward it to "locals" on my address-list!
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Thank you fermi.
I had no idea you would recognise those cut flowers from my photo after all these years !
We have been much heartened by the news that our friends in the Blue Mountains are safe. The consequences of fires are too scary to contemplate and it is tragic that these fires have been so bad I feel guilty to be pleased that friends are safe - but I suppose that is a very usual response.
only because I have almost the same pic and I use it in a talk on tulips - which I'm just updating for another presentation next March
My goodness, sometimes the world is a frighteningly small place. ;.)
Hope you will be singing the praises of the lovely T. sprengeri?