The IRG this month brings its readers the latest paper from Jānis Rukšāns describing several new species of Crocus.
Dr Rukšāns is the author, in English, of the book Crocuses: A complete Guide to the Genus and Buried Treasures: finding and Growing the World’s Choicest Bulbs, as well as several titles in Latvian, his native tongue.
We also have Dr Rukšāns comments on the recent paper by Ingo Schneider on Crocus brachyfilus vis à vis C. elegans as well as his reiteration of his decision to re-classify some of his earlier namings from subspecies to species status.
Crocus danfordiae Maw and C. chrysanthus (Herbert) Herbert (Iridaceae) and some of their allies in Turkey and Iran.
Jānis Rukšāns, Dr. biol.
International Rock Gardener - Online Journal. ISSN 2053-7557
Abstract: Features of Crocus chrysanthus s.str. from type locality are specified. Four new species are described, status of one changed.
Key words: Crocus brickellii, Crocus chrysanthus, Crocus danfordiae, Crocus henrikii, Crocus kurdistanicus, Crocus minutus, Crocus muglaensis, Crocus uschakensis.
IRG 52 APRIL: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr241398364476IRG52April.pdf
International Rock Gardener main page : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
IRG 54 June 2014 is online now:http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun261403795157IRG54June2014.pdf
We find ourselves halfway through the year – this hardly seems possible but the calendar does not lie even if some plants are ahead or behind of what we consider “normal”. The IRG for June contains a mix of plants, places and contributors for your mid-year consideration - Gentians, Oxalis, European Primulas from contributors in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Wales.
The August IRG is online : articles from Canadian Grahame Ware on a charming Campanula and a report from the Haut Chitelet Garden in France from Phippe Chauvet
What do we offer this month in the International Rock Gardener? Enjoy a hike with David Sellars on one of the finest alpine walks in Europe, be tempted to grow a range of Androsace like Franz Hadacek and meet Rafa Diez Dominguez, plantsman and artist : All in September's IRG
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Sep251411672305IRG57.pdf September 2014 IRGhttp://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international main IRG pagehttp://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex57.pdf IRG Index to
My apologies for not letting you folks know directly about the latest IRG- International Rock Gardener 59 - issue 11 of 2014 - is online here :
This IRG has articles on plant naming, trough planting and a charming oriental orchid:
Plant Portrait : Ponerorchis graminifolia by Grahame Ware, Canada
Crocuses from "The Holy Mountain" of Athos, Greece by Jānis Rukšāns, Latvia
Concrete troughs: man-made mountains text and photos by J. Ian Young, Scotland
If you have a favourite plant genus you’d like to discuss, innovative ideas in cultivation, or some other idea about the world of plants and gardens that is important to you, you are most welcome to contact the IRG Team about it. You can make contact via Editor@internationalrockgardner.net – we look forward to hearing from you.
Posted early for Christmas
The completion of year five - celebrating 60 issues of IRG with a cover painting of the SRGC emblem, Dryas octopetala by one of our talented artist members, Anne Chambers.
Featured plants are Saxifraga dinnikii forma alba and some quite amazingly large Cyclamen from Greece.
Also included is a full index compiled by Glassford Sprunt- decorated for the first time with a new cover picture - again of our Dryas emblem - this time photographed in Canada by Lori Skulski.
IRG Issue 12 of 2014 #60 : [url=http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Dec221419264038IRG60.pdf]http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Dec221419264038IRG60.pdf[/url]
Main page with links to all issues of the IRG :
Thanks and sincere seasonal greetings to all the readers and contributors to the IRG
And, of course, best wishes for the coming year
- from M.Y. on behalf of the IRG Team