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Re: New or Tried and True?
  • Subject: Re: New or Tried and True?
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 18:10:32 EST

I totally agree, Pam. A trip to the Big Bend in 2000 gave us the most
spectacular displays of bluebonnets and other wildflowers ever.  But
this friend is too snooty for such - her travels are to Europe - she 
never travels in this country. She was signed up for a round-the-world
cruise once, but fell ill and had to cancel.  Otherwise a trip up the Nile
to the pyramids is her most exotic.  I guess I am uncultured, but I have
never felt the need to travel abroad - too many great things to see here
in my own country.  But then my roots in this country go back several
hundred years longer than hers.
In a message dated 12/18/2010 5:50:54 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:

Too bad your friend hasn't seen the oceans of bluebonnets in Texas in the
springtime.  Hardly likely she'd call that display "garbage".

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 4:37 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

> I may be a stick-in-the-mud, but I always go for the tried and true.
> If a new plant looks especially attractive, I watch it for a few years
> before I try it, but generally I stick with what I know will work.  What
> annoys me is when I can't find an old established variety because it
> has been crowded out by something new.
> I have a great love of wildflowers, and I have a good friend who is also
> a good grower, but she says she will not grow anything that has not
> been improved by human development - she calls wildflowers garbage.
> I think she is blinding herself to so much beauty with this attitude.
> Sure, development takes placde and many things are improved, but
> that doesn't mean that the the things we had were not worthwhile.
> Just my rant on the topic.

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