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Greetings from the edge of the Boreal Forest

Submitted by cohan on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 22:08

Many of you already know me from other fora..
Here in West Central Alberta (west of Red Deer) in the zone where Aspen Parkland (starting East of me about 20-30 miles, Aspen and grassland, Spruce and Willow in lower spots) meets Boreal Mixedwood Forest (Picea glauca and mariana, Populus tremuloides and balsamifera, numerous Salix, etc), and then Foothills Biome (same as previous, with Pinus added, etc) 20 miles west..

hello from Chorley,Lancashire, England

Submitted by Tony Willis on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 04:12

Hello from Chorley in Lancashire where I have gardened for the past eighteen years. Prior to that we were in Nottingham a very dry area .My garden is about 20 miles from the sea and sits on top of the first hill in from the coast at about 300ft. This creates a micro climate and although it is a mild area, apart from this winter, I get a lot of SW gales and it rains most days of the year. I grow lots of bulbs with my main collection being crocus and cyclamen but masses of other hardy ones. I have recently increased my collection of lilies and hardy orchids.

Hi from Devon, UK

Submitted by deesen on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 06:00

Hi all,

My name is David Nicholson and I live and garden in Devon in the extreme south west of England on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. Given that I'm in the south west, and that's where our prevailing weather comes from, and close to both the coast and the moor, it will be no surprise that we get more than our fair share of rain. On average, and very unscientifically measured, around 195 days a year and , when I last found some figures, nearly 900m/m a year.

Hello from Massachusetts

Since Mark is hounding me to start posting here, I shall! Hi everyone, my name is Matt Mattus, and I've been an alpine plant enthusiast practically my whole life. I joined NARGS about 8 years ago and started growing alpines more seriously then, so I feel like a newbie although I think I probably have worn out that excuse. I live in central Massachusetts on 2.5 acres of land bordering woodlands, on property and a home that was my grandfathers home built in 1910. With three generations of gardeners, I am lucky to have good soil and old trees and a mature planting that has a history.

Greetings from New Zealand.

Submitted by Toole on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 03:10

Hello all.
A few of you will know me from my postings on the SRGC Forum.

Married and a landscaper by trade I've travelled the mountains of the southern part of the South Island N.Z. off and on over the past 35 years--initially hunting and hiking --now photography and botanizing at a very amateur level.(Taxonomy i find very taxing :-\ :) ).

Yet another newbie for the forum

Submitted by Hatchett on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 21:31

I just joined this forum but have been growing alpines and dryland plants for quite a few years. My garden is in Eagle Idaho which is not far from Boise, the state capital. We have very hot summers and moderately cold winters that don't usually have too much snow. The elevation is around 2700' and the average precipitation is less than 12'' per year most of which comes in the winter as either rain or snow. MY primary interest is in North American dryland and alpine plants though i do fiddle around with the odd exotic.

High Desert Garden

Submitted by Weiser on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:47

Hello every one!
My name is John Weiser.
I garden in Reno/Sparks, NV
I have been gardening for the past forty years. First in North Dakota, and now in Nevada for the past ten years. My main focus has been the cultivation of native western plants.
We are in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada Range, on the western edge of the Great Basin, and considered a high desert steppe environment. It becomes obvious that my gardening methods and choices must conform to a drier regiment than is often found in literature about rock gardening.