[PBS] Crinum versus the bulldozers........

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 22:37:16 PDT
On 4-Sep-11, at 7:39 PM, steven hart wrote:

>  I prefer to keep locations secret because
> of intense poaching of seeds & bulbs.

I was very impressed when I visited King's Park in Perth, Western  
Australia.  It is a botanic garden, but completely open as a city  
park.  No gatekeeper, no fee to get in.

The beds are planted geographically, for the most part, but there was  
one area that had endangered plants.  They were not in cages, not even  
fenced, and were all labelled.  I was astounded, remembering stories  
of thefts of pansies and primroses from our city parks.  I couldn't  
imagine what would happen if we had endangered species in our parks,  
with signs drawing attention to their rarity.

So I am sad to hear that it might be only Western Australians who can  
be trusted with rare plants.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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