Amen. Most of us suffer from a lack of moving scree, and many live with hot 
summer nights. However, we still consider ourselves "rock gardeners"

Cole Burrell, free Union VA

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> On Aug 5, 2015, at 5:17 AM, Youngs Aberdeen <> 
> wrote:
> Well, it's good to see that there are at least some folks reading this page!
> I will point out that the title of the e-magazine is the "International Rock 
> Gardener"
> and there is no doubt that alpines -and terrestrial orchids - are happy  
> companions in many a rock garden.
> Perhaps it is the insistence on a very narrow definition of "alpine" that is 
> the cause of the lack of activity here?
> I suppose there are people who only grow one type of plant - though I must 
> say I have met very few in my time and
> had imagined that those interested in "Alpines" would have at least a passing 
> interest in the plants featured in the IRG.
> The IRG concentrates in the main on plants able to be grown in the open 
> garden - which I suppose excludes a
> large number of alpines in a large number of countries - we hope to improve 
> gardens and the pleasure gained from
> them, rather than limit our horizons unnaturally.
> I thank Brian Whyer for his comment on the AGS definition of its interests - 
> which are, of course, very similar to those
> of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, which hosts the IRG. Happily the SRGC and 
> AGS are open in their definitons,
> which probably leads to their success in enthusing and informing about  what 
> is a fascinating range of plants, which may
> widely be referred to, I  would say, as smaller types of  "wildflowers" for a 
> range of climates and situations -  some of which will be
> "truly" alpine.
> Margaret Young
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