pushing envelopes

Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:11:12 PDT

	Garden centers offer what customers will buy and customers buy what garden
centers offer...the proverbial Catch-22.  At the same time, we have been
taught by society not to take risks.  Most nurseries now even guarantee
that their plants will survive once they sell the plants.  This is a sad
insight into how far we have regressed with regards to both risk taking and
personal responsibility.  The bright side is technology which enables chat
groups to feed an underground movement such as the bulb society.  This
movement will eventually reach many of those who are willing to take risks
and boldly grow what and where no one has grown before.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony@plantdelights.com
website  http://www.plantdel.com/
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least
three times" - Avent

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