BACK UP - Grass Aloes are "sort of" bulbs - NOT

Rodger Whitlock
Sat, 27 Nov 2004 11:27:49 PST
On 27 Nov 04 at 8:18, James Waddick wrote:

> Dear Joe and All;
>  Hate to be a spoil sport, but...
>  I had to refute comparing grass aloes to bulbs. As far as I 
> know there are no bulbous Aloe. These are herbaceous perennials
> plain and simple. Don't really mind any discussions especially if
> any are really Zone 5/6 hardy, but these are not bulbs.
>  Just a small reality check. Humbug season I suppose.

I've been out on the web & such long enough to take considerably 
exception to camels' noses when they appear under the edge of the 
tent. The fastest way to ruin any kind of net-forum (newsgroup, 
mailing list, whatever) is to discuss related topics that are not 
actually on-topic. I've seen groups ruined because no body put up a 
fuss when these irrelevancies started to appear, so I'll put up a 
fuss here and now and hope to nip them in the bud.[1]

I have no shame in being a spoil sport.

This is NOT a general gardening mailing list. It is NOT a mailing 
list for gardeners in the harsh mid-continent climate of North 
America. IMHO it is a mailing list about *bulbs*, and by courtesy, 
corms, and tubers and rhizomes where these operate as do bulbs.

And given the history of the PBS, there is a special emphasis on 
amaryllids, esp. those of the New World.

So please folks, take the grass aloes -- and dare I say it? -- the
peonies to another forum. Also the rhizomatous irises. And the
oriental poppies. A plant's dying down in hot dry weather and having
a fleshy root structure doesn't qualify it for this list. IMHO, of

[1] Does my rant get bonus points for making a horticultural analogy?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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