off topic, bloom / flower / back yard

James Frelichowski
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:31:26 PST
dooryard is used all the time by us in the Cotton Germplasm Collection.  It is hard to tell truely wild cotton plants so many are considered door yards.

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 4:02 PM, Robin Hansen <> wrote:
But what's an appropriate definition of door yard?  I love the term, quaint 
but entirely useable - sorry no Whitman available to look up.

Just a brief mention - I've had 3.5 inches of rain since Thursday night - 
lovely, lovely rain.

Robin Hansen
Southwest Coastal Oregon

-----Original Message----- 
From: penstemon
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2014 1:45 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] off topic, bloom / flower / back yard

Another term I've encountered only in American literature is "door yard".
Does this have any relevance in our current thread? Is this term still used?

Probably only when studying Whitman.
I might start using it, though.

Bob Nold

Denver, Colorado, USA

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