Gardening tastes - was Amaryllis
Sat, 14 Aug 2004 16:39:57 PDT
In a message dated 8/14/2004 3:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

>Alocasia, Calocasia, Xanthosoma......With the first hard freeze, it's all 

Colocasia and Xanthosoma are edible, eat them before they freeze, replenish 
from ethnic grocery store in the early spring along with ginger, turmeric and 
amorphophallus for that tropicalissimo look with no wintering over necessary.

>It's my sincere conviction that gardeners are divided on the one hand  into
>those who are essentially farmers practicing ....and on the other hand the
>sort of romantic ....who can discourse endlessly should the
>opportunity arise on axes and borrowed space and the proper culture of
>auriculas or the correct placement of pergolas

Polarized personalities may enjoy both constructs with little or no conflict.

Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, Connecticut 06755-0142
USDA Zone 5
Giant Schnauzer Rescue

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