James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:22:06 PST

On Jan 25, 2014, at 3:23 PM, Peter Taggart <petersirises@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been asked to provide rarities on various occasions. If, as so
> frequently happens from certain parts of the world, the person requesting
> plants from me tries to pick and chose the rarest items with the phrase
> "I'll take (x, y, z)" without any "May I have", "please", "thank you", and
> a complete failure to answer any questions I might ask, - I send such
> people little or nothing. 

Dear Peter,

	I do think that sharing is the best means for conserving rare plants, but agree with your comments above. If I do not get decent civility, I ignore blatant greed.

	And there are examples of commercial growers wanting something rare because they have already pre sold the item at a high price to ones of their customers.

	I could go on about the lack of propagating, distributing and conserving plants in cultivation. 		Best		Jim W.

James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
Phone     816-746-1949

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