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BNARGS members: garden-related businesses

David Burdick Holiday Farm Specialty daffodils
Joe Strauch Photographer A full-time photographer, available for assignments, he has a computerized stock library with frequently updated files.

BNARGS members: garden-related publications

Geoffrey Charlesworth 'The Opinionated Gardener' - Horticulture Magazine says,  "One of the top 100"
out of print, but Amazon has used copies.

'A Gardener Obsessed'

"Plants for Troughs" in 'Handbook on Troughs' published by NARGS

John N. Spain 'Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions'
 

Rock Garden & Related Plant Societies

NARGS North American Rock Garden Society
UK Alpine UK Alpine Garden Society
SRGC Scottish Rock Garden Society
ORGS Ontario Rock Garden Society - includes a seed germination guide
APS American Primrose Society
SCRPS South Carolina Native Plant Society with links to many other chapters.

Plant & seed sources

Hillside Nursery Peter Joffe is now offering some of his woodland plants, including cypripedium and glaucidium, for sale directly to the public.
O'Brien Nurserymen Hostas and other woodland plants. 40 Wells Road, Granby, CT 06035 (860) 653-0163 Open by appointment and on open days.
Odyssey Bulbs Offerings include numerous alliums, anemones, corydali, croci, erythroniums, frits, irises, and many others. Also, collections of corydalis, crocus, and other favorites, assorted with different regions of the U.S. in mind.
Oliver Nurseries Visit 1159 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. (203) 259-5609
Wards Nursery Wards Nursery & Garden Center, a source for rock garden and woodland plants.
600 S. Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230; 413-528-0166. Open 8 to 5:30, 7 days a week.
Gardens North Their primary business is the production and sale of hardy native and exotic seeds. They
produce yearly retail and wholesale catalogues containing a wide selection of unusual herbaceous and woody plants. They supply seed to individual gardeners, commercial growers, botanic gardens as well as other seed houses. Seed is grown on site and also collected in the wild. While their business is strictly mail-order, their special "Connoisseur" seed packs are available at select gardening shops throughout Canada.

Botanical Illustration

Sharon Morris Kincheloe See her botanical illustrations in the June, 2006 newsletter. Sharon's work includes botanical drawings and etchings. She also draws insects occasionally. The limited edition prints are done from their original colored-pencil drawings and printed on 100% acid free museum quality paper. The etchings are hand engraved in drypoint, inked, and hand-pulled through the etching press. The etchings are then hand-painted with watercolor.

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