Ian Young lectures and other bulb talks

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 08:10:26 PDT
Dear Mark and all,

Thanks so much for posting the link telling about Ian Young's talk. I'm 
pasting the details from the log and the NARGS site to encourage members of 
our list who live close enough to attend these lectures sponsored by NARGS. 
It took me a bit of time to extract all of this. The first one is tonight! 
I hope some people from our list take advantage of this wonderful 
opportunity and report back to us about the talk. I'm also going to 
encourage list members to share information with our group when someone is 
going to talk about bulbs in their area. When I looked at the NARGS site I 
also discovered that our own Arnold Trachtenberg, pbs list administrator, 
is going to give a talk, Species Lilies & Exotic Bulbs for the Rock Garden, 
on Monday December 13th at the Friends Meeting House 15 Rutherford Place, 
west side of Stuyvesant Park between 15th and 16th Sts., and 2nd and 3rd 
Avenues, New York City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This gives members who live 
in this area a couple of chances to meet each other. We've missed 
announcing a talk by Mark McDonough who talked about bulbs including 
Alliums, dwarf Tulipa, Crocus and Arisaema on September 18 for the New 
England NARGS chapter.

 From Ian's log and Nargs:

Thursday 7th October, I will be in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Chapter 
speaking at 7 p.m.;
Brooklyn Park Campus
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
(952) 995-1300
 From North or South 169:
Exit onto Brooklyn Blvd. (77th Avenue) and turn east to Brooklyn Park Campus.
 From East or West on 694: Exit onto Highway 169 North. Proceed to Brooklyn 
Blvd. (77th Avenue). Turn east to Brooklyn Park Campus.

Saturday 9th October, 10:00 a.m. at the Delaware Valley Chapter at the 
Plymouth Community Center in Philadelphia

Thursday 14th I am up in Canada, St John's Newfoundland. I hope this is 
right. Their web page gave a general listing: Our Society meets six times a 
year; the 4th Wednesday of September, October, November, March, April and 
May.  We meet at the Memorial University Botanial Garden on Mount Scio 
Road, St. John's.  Meetings begin at 8:00 pm.

Saturday 16th I am back in the USA at the New England Chapter at the 
Goodnow Library in Sudbury, MA
11:00 Schmooze
11:45 Brief business meeting, presentation of awards and election of officers.
12:00 Catered Lunch (reservations required)
1:00 Ian Young, a visiting speaker from Scotland

Sunday 17th will be at Pelham, New York, for the Tri-State Meeting, where I 
am giving two talks.
10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Daronco Town Hall, Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY

All Chapters have chosen my talk 'The Challenge of Growing Bulbs' which 
takes you through my method of growing bulbs in pots and finishes off 
looking at bulbs in the garden. In New York I am also giving a second talk 
which is on Fritillaria and Erythronium.

Details of all these Chapter meetings can be found on the website of NARGS at

Come along and see the 'live bulb log road show' and say hello.

If you go to the link Mark suggested you will see a lot of outstanding 
pictures of Crocus, colchicum, and Cyclamen so it is well worth a look.


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