Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:02:26 PST
Sylvia wrote,
 >How difficult would it be to talk to fellow gardeners, local 
college horticulture departments, other researchers, what have you, 
and set up - well in advance of the need -  an agreed upon place for 
the care of our >pants?  It's more likely to be taken seriously by 
those whose job it is to be the trustee or executor if we've provided 
precise and clear advance instructions and have set up our plans with 
the people or institutions >who have agreed to take over our work.

I don't know whether I will still have a bulb collection at the 
relevant time, but my current will specifies that it be given to a 
particular, younger grower. I think this is safer than bequeathing 
plants to an institution such as a botanical garden or horticulture 
department, because as many of us have seen, specialist holdings in 
institutions can suffer when the institution doesn't have a 
specialist person in charge of them.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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