Sale of endangered bulb species
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 04:08:56 PDT
Dylan's comments are well made--and well taken. Rare plants in cultivation make US feel good; like we're doing SOMETHING. But in terms of conservation and reintroduction the value is questionable at best. Cultivated plants tend to be about as useful for conservation as a single artifact is to understanding a foreign culture. They ARE important for awareness--introducing and explaining the amazing diversity of plants. 

Carlo A. Balistrieri  
The Gardens at Turtle Point
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Zone 6  (845.351.2049)
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