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Re: Fall PDN catalogue


What about the plant tossing the hand grenade at the guard tower???

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 11, 2005, at 1:11 AM, kmrsy@netzero.net wrote:

> I don't claim to "get" it all either, but putting Hortus III down the
> toilet is supposedly comparable to the allegations that  
> interviewers put
> the Koran and other religious books down the toilet to torture the
> prisoners at Gitmo. All the plants that are being tortured and in  
> chains
> by the ASLA people appear to demonstrate the abuse they dole out to
> plants as suggested by Andrea. I enjoyed the PCLU protesters; made me
> think of Marge. And the warden at his desk designing a landscape  
> with a
> very fearful plant looking on was pretty funny if what Andrea says is
> true.
>
>
> And to Chris - is it all just BLA, BLA, BLA to Landscape Architects?
>
> Kitty
>
> -- "hodgesaa@earthlink.net" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net> wrote:
> OK, mine's not here yet, what's up with that? I've spent LOTS of  
> money at
> PDN.........I guess they're waiting on a box of chocolates.
> I probably won't get the cover either. Most of the time I don't, I  
> confess.
>
>
> Oh, and Chris, my Horticulture professor in undergrad assured us  
> that MOST
> landscape architects didn't know squat about plants ;-)
> And she has been proven right many times by the ones down here.......I
> think they hire people from Alaska or something to do our parking  
> lots.
> Every time I go to my Dr's office I just shake my head at the plants
> installed. And of course most of them are dead now.
> A
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 8/10/2005 7:37:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fall PDN catalogue
>>
>>
>>> ...is here.  funny artwork about "Gitmo Plant Evaluation Center"  
>>> on the
>>> cover.
>>>
>>
>> OK, I'm going to sound really dumb, but I don't get it...
>>
>> I mean, I get the GITMO part and the plant being tortured, but why is
>> the ASLA represented as the torturers?  And why is Hortus III being
>>
> flushed
>
>> down the toilet (although it should be, since it hasn't been updated
>> since '76 and Cronquist changed things for the better a decade later
>> anyhow, but don't get me started)...
>>
>> I'm guessing he's saying landscape architects just plant plants to  
>> kill
>> them and have no concept of taxonomy, but seeing as I hold a  
>> Bachelor's
>> of Landscape Architecture (that's right, it's called a BLA) I take
>> exception to that generalization.  In fact, I hope I *am* an  
>> exception
>> to that generalization...
>>
>> Chris
>>
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