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 Vol 76, Issue No. 4 (Autumn 2018)

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Contents

The View from Here by Rhondda Porter…..3
Donating & Ordering Seeds ………………….4
Barnhaven Update by Lynne Lawson ……5
Crevice Gardening by Maedythe Martin ..7
Seed Saving Survey by Dean Weigart …….5
Primulas from New Zealand by Leon Neal……. 11
Jeanie Jones’s Scottish Garden …………… 16
Finding Painted Ladies ……………………….. 18
W. J. Wainwright ………………………………… 20
Vintage Bits ………………………………………… 21
Who was Jacquemont? ……………………….. 22
Membership ……………………………………….. 23
Minutes May 20, 2018 ………………………… 28
New Members ……………………………………. 31
Officers of the Chapters …………………….. 31

 

The View from Here

RHONDDA PORTER

If you have been reading the minutes of the APS Board included in the Quarterly you will have noticed that our membership dues will increase beginning with the 2019 subscription year (renewal date November 2018). After 18 years of no increase in dues, the APS Board reluctantly made this decision in order to ensure the financial stability of the Society. Over the years, both postage rates and printing costs have increased and our membership dues no longer cover these basic costs. The Board agreed with our Treasurer that to continue to rely on members’ donations to balance our budget would not be prudent. We all hope that the increase in fees will not discourage our members from continuing to support the Society with their membership dues.
The annual US membership increases to $30, Canadian membership increase to $32, and the International membership increases to $38. We have also introduced a world-wide annual digital-only membership for just $25. (All memberships are in US funds.) While the Society works on becoming more self-sustaining, we have temporarily suspended the three-year membership renewals. Of course, all three-year memberships currently running will not be affected. The addition of a digital-only membership will make it possible for members to download the Quarterly to their smart phones and tablets and continue to support the Society without having to pay for a paper version of the Quarterly. Members who choose to continue to receive a paper version of the Quarterly will also be able to download the digital version.
On a happier note, thanks to a generous donation, our current website isn’t just getting a facelift, it is getting an entirely different look with more features, including an interactive Forum where members can ask Primula questions and get answers from other members. There will also be an easier way for members to share photographs to the Forum and Gallery. Our webmaster is excited by the prospect of increased ease of use for the members and for himself as the administrator! We hope you will stay with us for what looks to be an exciting new year in our 78-year history.

Annual – World-wide digital-only: $25 USD
Annual – US (paper and digital): $30 USD
Annual – Canada (paper and digital): $32 USD
Annual, International (paper and digital): $38 USD
No three-year membership renewals

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