ENSURING THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANTS

The Silent Seed tylus_seklos@aol.com
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:48:02 PST
For amateurs (that can mean so many things - example: the world's leading Bromeliad grower might be an amateur at bulb growing) - it would be helpful to actually make a list of what is considered to be worthy of that "rare list." 











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-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Harvey <zigur@hotmail.com>
To: Bulb Society Pacific <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 4:45 am
Subject: Re: [pbs] ENSURING THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANTS


OK, so here's a challenge for any botanic garden: pick a rare bulb (have to 
trust them to make a sensible choice there) and produce 100 of them in 5 years. 
I don't care how you do it - seed, tissue culture, divisions, etc. The chances 
are, if you can do that, it will no longer be rare. Pick one every year ...

 

If you can't do that internally, select an enthusiastic amateur and task them 
with the goal. There's a large army of capable and willing volunteers out there 
that I think are under-utilized.

 

 T

 


 
 		 	   		  


 





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