Alstroemeria aurea

Randall P. Linke
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:55:49 PDT
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Jane, Ellen etc...or complain about the general pitiful poor state of
> nursery offerings.

Sadly the nursery trade is in decline, and only groups like ours and small
specialty growers offer any hope of preserving the great diversity, and
availability, of a great number of plants.  Many wonderful cultivars have
disappeared over time due to changing tastes and the newest fad. Those true
plant people among us who have worked in the trade lament this as much as
any frustrated real gardener/collector who can not find a 'prized' species
or cultivar that was once common.

The reasons why this has happened is well beyond the purpose of this forum,
but we all equally lament it.

Monterey Bay Region, California
Zone 9

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