Fall 2013 East

We are pleased to announce that J. Ian Young will travel to the United States during the last three weeks of October, 2013 to present programs to the Eastern Chapters of NARGS.

Speaker

J. Ian Young
Ian is an accomplished Artist, Photographer, Writer, Lecturer and Plantsman Extraordinaire. Along with his wife, Margaret, he has gardened for forty years in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has concentrated his attention on the study of bulb cultivation (but not to the exclusion of other plants) for the past twenty years and has written a Bulb Log Diary, for the Scottish Rock Garden Club web site, since 2003. He is also part of the editorial team (including his wife Margaret) who created the much looked forward to monthly e-magazine "International Rock Gardener"
He is a popular speaker, and has lectured widely throughout Europe, including the U.K. and Scandinavia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. He is a member of the SRGC Council and served as President from 2000-2003. He led the development of the SRGC web site and continues as its Chairman.

He is widely known for developing the method of turning polystyrene (Styrofoam) fish boxes into troughs that mimic the appearance of real stone and has often given demonstrations to groups.

Any Group wishing two talks should check with Ian Young first as some have a degree of overlap which is best avoided.

Topics:
  • HIGHLAND GATHERING
    Talk for the 2011 International Conference looking at the development and philosophy of our garden.
    HIGH RISE AND TIME SHARE
    A look at our garden, some of the plants we grow and how we make maximium use of all the planting space.
    INSPIRED TO ROCK
    The gardens and places that inspired me to grow rock garden plants and how I interpreted them into our garden.
    TROUGHS: A FISHY TALE
    Showing a number of ways to make troughs including using Styrofoam fish boxes, paint and cement. It also includes how to plant and maintain troughs and raised beds.
    OFF THE WALL
    A very different talk comparing my work as an artist how I view things and how it fits in with my gardening. I created this talk as a one off for a Scottish Groups Christmas meeting where they wanted something different - off the wall-. Originally it was intended as a once only but I have given it a number of times now by popular request.
    AROUND 'ERICACEOUS
    A look at the ERICACEOUS plants we have grown and associated plants in our garden.
    BULB LOG LIVE
    A selection of bulbs that have featured and tips given in my weekly bulb log.
    BULBS FROM SEED
    A detailed look at how we grow bulbs in pots.
    BULBS IN THE GARDEN
    How we use bulbs in the garden to create interest and colour for as many months as possible - concentrates on the use of bulbs rather than their botany.
    WOODLAND BULBS
    A look at the range of woodland bulbs we grow.
    FRITILLARIA ARE THEY ALL WEE BROWN BELLS?
    A look at the variation within this fascinating genus.
    DWARF NARCISSUS
    A look at the dwarf Narcissus we have grown and pot culture.
    ERYTHRONIUM IN CULTIVATION
    A look at the genus and cultivation methods based on my own experience.
    NATURE - THE GARDENERS TUTOR.
    Looking at the lessons that I have learned from both visiting plants in the wild and observing them in the garden.
    Itinerary
    Ian Young Tour Itinerary Oct. 12 Berkshire Chapter Oct. 13 New England Chapter Oct. 15 Fells Chapter Oct. 19 Watnong Chapter Oct. 20 Tri-State meeting in Terrytown, NY Oct. 22 Potomac Chapter Oct. 26 Delaware Chapter Oct. 28 Great Lakes Chapter Oct. 30 Ontario Chapter Nov. 1 Nova Scotia Chapter Nov. 2 Piedmont Chapter
This speaker has appeared in the following programs:
  • Speakers Tour

 


The Speakers' Tour managers are James Dronenburg and Panayoti Kelaidis who can be reached by email on here