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Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« on: October 29, 2010, 08:02:53 AM »
Many thanks to the entire editorial team (and, of course, dear Joyce) for another magnificent edition of IRG ... the standards remain as high as ever!
Cliff Booker
Behind a camera in Whitworth. Lancashire. England.

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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 08:25:34 AM »
Thank you, Cliff.
It has been an emotional time but it is good to have these memories crystallised in the IRG and happily Joyce has left more contributions to continue sharing her alpine adventures with us in the next issue.

We are extremely fortunate to have IRG contributions from so many talented travelling gardeners, for which I assure  you, we are most grateful.


Anyone reading this who feels that they, too, might have a tale to tell about a plant in the wild or in their garden is warmly invited to share that with us. 
Why not email your text and photos to info@srgc.org.uk ?

The IRG Team are waiting to hear from you!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 04:38:20 PM »
Spectacular issue, and yet sad too.  Congratulations to the team.

The issue reminds me that I've been away from the American west for far too long, I miss seeing the most amazing Eriogonums, so many gorgeous ones featured in this IRG.
Mark McDonough
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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 05:04:14 PM »
McMark.... I can tease you with yet more delightful little buckwheats in the next issue..... :D
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 05:25:33 PM »
McMark.... I can tease you with yet more delightful little buckwheats in the next issue..... :D

One can never get enough buckwheats.  I'm tempted to tackle the near impossible, that is to go into 2 huge boxes of 35 mm slides, thousands of slides, and dig out some slides of E. douglasii that I took in the Wenatchee Mts of Washington, gray cushions covered with poms in yellow and cream to every shade of pink, raspberry, to red.  Others I never photographed, such as the tiny twiggy bonsai shrubs of E. thymoides, in rainbow assortment of colors; gold & oranges, reds, russets, pinks, and bicolors :o

Of course IRG 10 tantalized in more ways than one, penstemons, microphloxes, oenothera, and pulvinate mallows also beckon.
Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA (near the New Hampshire border)
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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 08:50:24 PM »
McMark.... I can tease you with yet more delightful little buckwheats in the next issue..... :D

One can never get enough buckwheats.


One can never get enough Penstemons.
I could get hooked on these from the larger types for the border to the diminutive ones.
P. thompsoniae P.duchsenensis P. nanus are all amazing.

Graham
Bo'ness. Scotland

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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 01:38:00 AM »
many wonders in this issue as always, including those mentioned above;  the opener Sphaeralcea was incredible--i promptly checked Alplains: no luck, though one can hope in may be in the 2010 collections not added to the list yet ;D
readers lusting for some of the other gems featured in this issue will find many of them in the Alplains catalogue, including the fantastic little evening primrose cousin Calylophus lavandulifolius!

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Re: Issue 10 - International Rock Gardener
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 03:14:17 AM »
One can never get enough Penstemons.


There is a Penstemon Society which offers a seed exchange and a field trip each year.

http://apsdev.org/welcome.html
Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil

 


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