Ornithogaloideae Monograph

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:20:52 PDT
On 15 Jun 2011, at 21:08, Alberto Castillo wrote:

> Incidentally, I have bulbs of this for the BX but should I write BIO after the
> name?

The trouble with the abbreviation BIO is that it will be misinterpreted as 
meaning "biological" or "biograpical" or somesuch. How about "FTGOTCO", which 
means "for the gardens of the curious only", a favorite phrase with which 
Victorian era garden writers condemned less-than-beautiful plants?

At least FTGOTCO isn't subject to possible misinterpretations, though obviously 
subject to non-interpretation.

Or better yet, just spell it out: "primarily of botanical interest"?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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