Bulbs for Garden Habitats

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 09:50:23 PST
I have received a review copy of Judy Glattstein's new book, "Bulbs for 
Garden Habitats" (Timber Press, 2005). The author is a garden journalist 
rather than bulb specialist (her particular interest is Hosta) and 
contacted me, and no doubt others, early in the writing of the book for 
information. Since I write under other people's names only when I'm paid to 
do so, I didn't respond in much detail, citing lack of time. Nonetheless, I 
find that the book contains numerous statements and even direct quotes, 
attributed to me by name, taken from my postings on this PBS forum and from 
my published writing, without my express permission. The book has no 
bibliography and the Acknowledgments don't mention PBS. The PBS is, 
however, among the organizations listed in the Sources section in the back 
matter -- with the now outdated website address.

Other active members of this forum are also quoted at length. I recognize 
some of the statements from the PBS forum archive. I would be interested to 
know the extent to which the author obtained permission to quote the 
archive and other material from our correspondents.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA
Editor, North American Rock Garden Society

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