Spring Bulb Misc

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:17:07 PDT
So is that the plantsman's version of "publish or perish"? I agree with your
sentiment here. Refinement or deepening of one's interests can also increase
enjoyment of the daunting variety of plants out there, especially learning
botanical aspects that help make more sense of it all. If you grow a
particular species, what sort of geographic or other variation exists within
that species? Is there a story behind the collector? What is the habitat
like for the species, and for the particular material you have? These things
make even very frugal collecting compelling and fun.


On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 6:18 PM, Diane Whitehead <voltaire@islandnet.com>

>  Jim McKenney wrote:
> >  I'm still trying hard to learn to genuinely
> > appreciate what I already have and to cut back on the seemingly
> > insatiable
> > acquisition and preoccupation with plants really better suited to
> > other
> > climates.
> I read that a California experimental station, back when the
> government funded them, grew 10,000 seedlings of a shrub from
> somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, and the ones that survived and
> thrived are now some of the commonest landscaping plants in
> California.  I can't remember the genus - maybe something like
> Grevillea.
> So Jim, cutting back is not the answer.  Wild expansion is the way to
> go.  How many acres do you have?
> Diane Whitehead
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