But My Sister Said

Hans-Werner Hammen haweha@hotmail.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:16:06 PDT
the respective "territorial ambitions" LMAO!!!
That's GOLD! Thank you for sharing your experience by a well written story,Salut from GERMANY - I understood the very meaning, on the spot.☼•.¸¸.•*☆ *•.¸¸.•*`*•.¸.*✿*★¸.•*´¨`*•.¸.☆.¸.•*´¨`*•.¸.­★.­¸­.•*´¨`*•.¸.☆.¸.•*´¨`*•.¸.★.¸­.•*´¨`*•.¸.­☆.¸­.•*´¨`*•.¸

> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:44:47 -0400
> From: jgglatt@gmail.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] But My Sister Said
> A number of years ago I was speaking at Ness Botanic Gardens. The 
> director told me this story.
> He watched as an older woman was going around pulling up a little plant 
> here, another small plant there, and apparently having a grand time.
> He walked over and asked to see in her purse. When she opened it up and 
> he saw all the plants crammed in there he began a restrained lecture 
> about how if people took plants like this there would soon be nothing 
> for anyone to enjoy.
> Whereupon the woman looked at him and said "But my sister told me the 
> gardens are free."
> Umm, yes, perhaps she meant the admission, madam.
> Of course there is also the time I saw someone very furtively digging 
> Ranunculus ficaria at the New York Botanical Garden. I was going to warn 
> them about the plant's territorial ambitions but then decided that their 
> actions would bear a just reward.
> 'Nuff said. Let's go back to growing bulbs. Also corms, tubers, rhizomes.
> Judy in splendidly sunny and wonderful New Jersey

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