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Re: Re: Collecting/ number of plants??


Dan Hinkley recently wrote about a plant (Neiusia alabamiana)  in
Horticulture mag of which there were only a few populations.  This
Appalacian species has survived the ice age and when discovered in the 1800s
there were thought to be only 2 populations, one of which was later
destroyed.  New populations of possibly another species of this
thought-to-be-single-species-genus have been discovered out west.  Anyway,
the reason I brought it up is that they are thinking that, because it
suckers, that that entire eastern population they found, might actually be a
single plant.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Collecting/ number of plants??


> > Speaking of which, someone asked me
> > the other day how many plant were in my front garden.  I was completely
> > dumbfounded- how on earth would I know?  I have as many as I couple
> > possibly fit there.  Does anyone acually know how many plants are in
> > their garden?
>
> Hi Theresa,
>
>    I don't know off-hand, but I can easily find out.  I try to keep all
>    of my plants in a database so that I know where they are, when they
>    were purchased, and how much they cost.
>
>    The tricky part is defining 'plant'.  I have a whole bed of
>    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (leadwort) that came from a 4" pot.
>    Is that one plant?  :)
>
>    This is one of the features that I hope to add to hort.net, although
>    a lot of people have told me that they wouldn't find it useful.
>    Personally, I find it invaluable when Romeo tears a plant label
>    out of the ground.
>
> Chris
>
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