PBS on Facebook

Susan B honeybunny442@yahoo.com
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:26:37 PDT
Very nicely put, John!  

In the past I asked for some input from a plant society people (NOT PBS) for a listing in Dave's Garden.  I was told (in a very snobby way) that they don't care what "Dave's little garden of mis-information" has on it, whether plant names are correct or not.  How rude!

That's a big turn-off for me.  In times when plant societies are dying out do to lack of interest (or willingness to pay dues), you'd think they'd WANT to help new gardeners or someone that's new to their sphere of interest.  In 1998 when I was new to Aroids, I attended an IAS Convention- knowing very little and no one.  Two older members took me under their wings, introduced me around, invited me to their lunch groups, etc.  That inspired in me a long time devotion both to Aroids and Julius Boos and Dewey Fisk.

Susan B
East TN

From: John T Lonsdale <john@johnlonsdale.net>
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] PBS on Facebook

"Anyone who finds PBS via Facebook is probably not much of a bulb
connoisseur in the first place."

And what the heck is that supposed to mean?  I would imagine a whole lot of
people on Facebook might bump into bulbs there for the first time, and then
come to the PBS for more.  The last thing we want to be seen to be is a
bunch of judgmental bulb snobs.  Each to their own and good luck to them.


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