Swedish doggy / bulbs

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 03:29:37 PDT
Tomas and all,

No offense intended, Tomas, but Iain and the others are probably 
right.  This PBS list is by far the most successful general list devoted to 
bulbs and other geophytes that I am aware of.  I have seen Alpine-L drop 
from being the primary list for small bulbs to being irrelevant to bulbs, 
sadly, after Harry's health decline set in and led to has death.  The IBS 
list is for members-only.

Other lists seem to be niche groups, although I admit to not being familiar 
with, let alone a member of, the SRGS group.  Arisaema-L, Trillium-L, the 
cyclamen list, and various other are fine groups, but they fit the niche 

PBS is "where it's at!"

Jim Shields

At 07:17 PM 9/24/2009 -0700, you wrote:
>Thomas I am inclined to think you have been offered some good advice
>already by others as to the suitability of what you are proposing,
>Roger in Canada's only mild mistake is on the subject of language. To
>my personal knowledge and experience virtually all the Swedish people
>with whom I have had dealings, either from here in Scotland or when
>working and travelling in Scandinavia invariably speak and read
>English often much better than those for whom it is claimed as their
>first language, a few of them in Scotland and a lot more in England.
>The idea of mixing a website proposing to deal with geophytes amongst
>a wide range of gardener interests, including some high level
>professionals along with, lets be brutally frank, some of the truly
>ugliest of man made dogs ever to appear in Creation seems very odd,
>perhaps even weird. As a Scot I am all too familar with the subject
>of cost appreciation and sharing but with all due respect, at a risk
>of mixing metaphors, [I am sorry and no offence meant] however, this
>is one duck which won't quack far less fly. I also think it is
>somewhat bad mannered to try to introduce your project via the
>courtesy of the PBS folks, tolerant as they no doubt are, it comes
>across as bad form given the efforts and energies put into PBS by
>volounteers giving so much of their time, so freely. I find that I am
>able to learn much from the sidelines about what interests folks in
>western and some other parts of North America............. a very
>wide 'church' ......... both geographically and in range of
>interests.....while I doubt if they can advance their interests much
>by what happens in Sweden some of which may be on a similar latitude
>to mine here in northern Scotland but where only the most southern
>counties of Sweden can expect to grow out of doors a tiny fraction of
>the same range of genera and taxa.
>pbs mailing list

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