SRGC notice of death of plantsman

Jane McGary
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:12:12 PDT
Maggie and Ian Young's announcement of the passing of Jim Archibald 
also appears on the forum of the Scottish Rock Garden SOciety along 
with the comments of some of the thousands of gardeners who have 
gained great joy from the life's work of Jim, Jenny, and their 
companions during their botanical explorations.

The gardens of those who grow their bulbs from seed are likely to 
hold many living memorials to Jim. As I was lifting all my bulbs 
these past few weeks, not ten minutes would pass without a pot 
labeled with a "JJA" collection number. If you have visited some of 
the places where he worked -- and most of us have not, because he 
even went to the mountains of Afghanistan -- you will easily 
understand how hard he and Jenny worked to create this tremendous 
expansion of beauty and knowledge in the world of botany and horticulture.

Ave atque vale.

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