The Future.....

Max Withers
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:31:01 PDT
I think Dennis is right that the internet can in some
way supersede traditional plant societies. Those of the latter that can use
the internet to their advantage may be able to prosper -- but let's not
forget the tremendous amount of effort this requires, in our case, to run
the wiki and the seed exchange and the mailing list. That kind of effort
may be in even shorter supply as digital diversions waste ever more of our
time. But I feel sure that there will always be serious gardeners.

Although my parents and grandparents were gardeners (mostly of the
edible/annual variety) I was never particularly interested in plants until
I bought a house of my own, with a yard to plant things in. (My interest in
bulbs originated primarily in this list). My fondest memory of the
childhood garden: being sent out with various "swords" to hack away at a
thicket of Japanese knotweed. Useless for controlling the knotweed, but
effective in controlling the child!

Max Withers
Oakland CA

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