Further to Michael Mace's suggestions for preserving the knowledge of older gardeners, one good way of doing it (besides oral tradition) is making video-audio recordings of these gardeners walking around theri gardens and discussing the plants, preferably at a season of peak bloom. With current technology even an amateur could probably do this, but of course a trained person would do a better job. Before I leave my present garden, I hope to persuade my niece, who works in TV production, to record me explaining the more permanent plants, primarily the trees and shrubs, so that if the next residents don't immediately bulldoze the whole thing, at least they will know what they have. I don't pretend to great wisdom, and this isn't a "historic" garden, but I think the new people will be less likely to cut down the Franklinia if they know its story. Reverting to Mark's post about words deleted from a junior dictionary, as an experienced lexicographer and frequent OUP employee, I should point out that the choice of words for a junior dictionary is largely dictated by the frequency at which words appear in texts intended for use by elementary school students (a frequency determined by computing on a database of representative texts), and probably in a specific geographic region. If it's a US edition, for instance, "stoat" (a fauna term not used in the US) would be omitted in favor of some fauna name US children might more likely encounter. Though it's sad that they're not reading "The Wind in the Willows." Jane McGary Northwestern Oregon, USA Histories/commentaries from experienced gardeners could be hosted on the >wiki (PBS leadership willing), where anyone could access them. Think of it >as a legacy you can leave for the future.