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RE: Fwd: Hofstra show

Glad your show went well.....

I always thought herbaceous meant non-woody. At first I thought bulbous
plants shouldn't be considered. But they really don't break it down farther
than woody and herbaceous.... and they do go dormant or die off to the root
system, they don't have secondary growth, but somehow it just doesn't seem

Can you make a bulbous section and avoid the problem?


>I had quite a barney with my dear friend Joan Corbisiero,
> who
> had written the horticulture schedule and put narcissus, tulips, hyacinths
> and other bulbous plants under herbaceous perennials.  Her argument is
> that
> the Handbook defines herbaceous perennials as those that die back to the
> ground in the winter and come up each spring.  My argument is that the
> word "herbaceous" refers to a different kind of plant structure from that
> of
> bulbous plants.  And as someone else pointed out, they don't die down in
> the winter, they die down in the spring after they have bloomed.  Does
> anyone here have any input into the argument.  I know it is really picky,
> but I am on the evaluating panel and this could be a critical point.
> Auralie

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