Mauro Peixoto's BRAZILPLANTS Support Club

Lee Poulsen
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:50:10 PDT
Actually, Alberto, I was kind of hinting that you, or maybe someone like Germán Roitman, should start up something like what Mauro does, but for Argentine flora.   ;-)

And speaking of plant wonderlands, specifically bulb wonderlands, (Alberto will probably kill me for suggesting this) if anyone should ever be visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina, you should visit Alberto's "back yard" (if he's willing). It's incredible. He has all his many many bulbs organized by growing region so that you can traverse from continent to continent just by walking from one section of his yard to another. Everything is growing in what I think of as 5-gallon paint buckets that are all extremely well draining, grouped in "beds" with similar climate/watering regimens. The thing is, Alberto's back yard is enormous. Not many people in residential homes have backyards that large. The only other personal bulb collection that large I ever saw was Charles Hardman's, the former president of IBS before PBS came into existence. However, Alberto's collection is far far more organized than Charles's was. Although they are/were both filled with utterly rare treasures here and there throughout the yard.

As for a PBS Support Club, there is the PBS membership, which does help pay for some of the expenses of PBS. Don't know if that counts...

And as for Dell, I have no earthly idea how we can replace him. I've thought about what it would take, and all it makes me do is continue to wonder how Dell himself does it at all, regularly, week after week, year after year. It exhausts me just thinking about what he does voluntarily. It's almost like he's not human.   ;-)
(However, I have met him, and he really is human.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Sep 13, 2014, at 4:52 AM, Alberto <> wrote:

> AS far as I know it is something new to support a commercial venture but it made me think 
> Why there is not a PBS SUPPORT CLUB? PBS is the obliged bulb site in the world and this immense mass of information is provided without anything being asked for in return.
> The BX, which takes a lot of effort from Dell, is the source (often THE source) for many rarities supplied at  practically no cost. And the material is superb, and invariably healthy, something not so frequent in the bulb trade.

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