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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2022, 10:45:18 AM »
Click the link below to follow the links that weave Grasses, Buttercups, Woolly Mammoths, Albrecht Dürer, Bishops, Planning threats, Birds and Art into this week's Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Jul131657705256BULB_LOG_2822.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2022, 05:48:14 PM »
Hi Ian,

I thoroughly enjoy reading your weekly Bulb Logs. I especially enjoyed your latest Bulb Log. Your Bulb Logs are so inspiring, ideas not to copy exactly but ideas to use as a spring board toward new approaches to gardening and highly regional applications.

Thank you for all your efforts throughout so many years. If I understand correctly, this may be your last season writing the Bulb Log. I support your decision 100% whether it is to quit or continue in some form. I support what is best for you! I can express my gratitude for your efforts by writing this message to you. I can also express my gratitude by posting and sharing my gardening experiences on this forum and supporting it financially.

I am not an artist, just a common, less than average farmer. Yes, I have recently returned home to farming. I am currently writing up my 10-year plan for our Sacramento garden as well as the property in Placerville. Integration of ornamental plants in our permaculture gardens is a primary goal. I have found inspiration and concepts in your Bulb Logs that are being incorporated into my 10-year plan.

I like the concept of regionalism as expressed by the American farmer Eliot Coleman. He wishes to build a community, so he sells all of his produce within 40 miles of his farm and tries to know personally as many of his customers as possible. In the past in Mexico hundreds of different and distinct varieties of maize were grown in a relatively small regions. Frequently each family had its own distinct variety of maize. I am applying this concept of regional diversity into all the plant I grow in our gardens, including ornamental plants. I wish to know all my plants in our gardens intimately. It is very exciting to see completely new and site-specific plants evolve and coming into being in our gardens.

I also like the ideas expressed by John Jeavons and the folks at Ecology Action in Willits, California. Their main research garden is out in the middle of nowhere in the interior coastal mountains of Northern California. It is has a beautiful permaculture design transitioning from densely spaced biointensive agriculture to mountainous wilderness. This concept is being incorporated in the design of the restored Placerville garden. My personal twist will be to incorporate ornamental species into this design. I hope folks that read the forum will like to read about this evolving process and learn about the new, highly regional plants varieties. My intent is to write about this as long as the SRGC Forum is up a running. The gardening process is slow. I like slow. However, there are always new and exciting plants popping up in our Sacramento and Placerville gardens, both from my own efforts as well as new forms of local California native species.

Anyway, enough of getting on by soap box. Ian, thank you again for all your efforts with the Bulb Log and Forum. With whatever direction you choose, may life go well for you, Maggi, and your garden.
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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb Log 20
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2022, 06:48:29 PM »
Thank you Dear Robert for all your support and great contributions to the forum I greatly enjoy reading them and seeing plants in a very different environment to ours, I look forward to following your project.

I have not sure about the future of the Bulb Log but after 20 years I may run out of things to write about every week. I may reduce the frequency or stop I  will decide and make an announcement towards the end of the year but whatever happens the 20 years of logs will still be available.

Best wishes
Ian


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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2022, 11:27:43 AM »
Looking into the flowers, hedge cutting , continuing to learn from nature, coping with the heatwave are topics in this week's Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Jul201658312578BULB_LOG_2922.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2022, 10:39:40 AM »
To read the confessions of a Tree Hugger  you have to click the link to the Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220727101140BULB%20LOG%203022.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2022, 05:21:54 PM »
inresting issue, it's still looking very green in Aberdeen while our gardens are more like the straw off the field :P
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2022, 11:42:37 AM »
Yes Yann it is all relative we are much drier than the long term average and having been like this for the last three years it is becoming a pattern but from watching Le Tour on the TV I can see how we still look green to you.

Last night we had some heavy rain and for now the plants have some relief, no amount of me watering can have the same benefit as a few hours worth of rain.
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2022, 10:45:01 AM »
This weeks Bulb Log looks into abstraction as well as flowers, thistles and foliage, click the link.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220803103409BULB%20LOG%203122.pdf
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