reticulate iris and Tibilisi Botanic Garden

Boyce Tankersley
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:01:06 PST
Like many of the former soviet republics, Georgia is wrestling with how to
transition all of the Institutes and Universities that used to be state
sponsored into a position where they can support themselves.  The Tbilisi
Botanical Garden has 'transitioned' from an independent entity to a unit of
the Institute of Botany (Herbarium) and from there to a department within a
university and finally to the Tbilisi Parks Department.

The staff have been very amenable to contract collecting taxa for a
consortium of North American Botanical Gardens are Arboreta at very
reasonable prices per taxa.  Contact me privately if you would like contact

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
USDA zone 5
cold continental climate on the west side (drier, less snow cover) of Lake
Michigan with heavy clay soils

> " Message du 17/02/12 07:12
> > De : "Rodger Whitlock"
> > A : "Pacific Bulb Society"
> > PS#5: I got the Index Seminum from the Tbilisi Botanic Garden, and what
> a sad,
> > sorry affair it was. Not one of the beautiful native plants that are so
> rare in
> > cultivation was listed. I gather that like many other such institutions
> > throughout the former USSR, it is seriously underfunded and has fallen
> on hard
> > times.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rodger Whitlock"
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