My goodness, sometimes the world is a frighteningly small place. ;.)
Hope you will be singing the praises of the lovely T. sprengeri?
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
My apologies for not keeping you good folks of NARGS up to date with the new IRG issues.
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
This issue is a real stunner! While I grow three eranthis species, I had no idea of the variation within each of them. Wim's article is one to keep (and maybe drool over from time to time).
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
Thank you, Claire - and were you surprised to discover that the cultivar 'Lightning' had been named from the North American woodland shown in Carolyn's blog ?
I think I gave too vague a link for that by the way - this is a better one :
Wow! That link to Carolyn's blog was fantastic!
And no, I'm not surprised that a really nice cultivar showed up by chance far from its native habitat. The plants are obviously very happy and are busy doing what they do best -- sharing the gene pool and making new plants. :-) That's why I'm always on the look-out for different forms in my own garden. While not a galanthaphile, I can see why folks get so excited about so many variations.
Carolyn has just posted two parts about a list of 25 very popular galanthus on her blog - certainly worth seeing- and many are available in the USA, which is a major plus for you folks " over there " !
For part one : http://carolynsshadegardens.com/2014/01/27/top-25-snowdrop-plants-part-one/
The February 2014 issue of IRG is our fiftieth magazine : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Feb271393533473IRG50February.pdf
There is a strongly North American flavour from some of our Canadian contributors – though not necessarily about North American plants :
Dracocephalum by Grahame Ware
A report on Paul Spriggs’ Crevice Garden Demonstration by June Strandberg, with photos from June Strandberg and Barb Lemoine of VIRAGSPhlox diffusa in the wild by Dr. Hans Roemer
Phlox diffusa flower- photo by Luit van Delft in the SRGC Forum
Thanks to all who got in touch to say you enjoyed the single article issue IRG of January. Your comments and suggestions and also your submissions for inclusion are always welcome via email.
Beautifully made and very interesting as always! Thanks to the editors and contributors!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Trond has, in the SRGC forum, pointed out a mistake I have made with his photo :