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Re: renaming plants

Well folks, even though I'm more of a practical gardener than a
collector or horticulturalist, it still helps to know exactly what plant
you're dealing w/. You can't just buy a sage, or salvia and pop it in
the ground w/out knowing what it is.

There are so many different kinds, that classification is necessary to
keep them all straight! To ignore that is to invite problems in your
garden. Look at roses - how many kinds are there, thousands?! I'm glad
I'm not the one who has to do all the classifying - but I prefer knowing
the proper name before I make an investment in my garden's future -


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 9 Feb 2003 12:30:39 EST

>In a message dated 2/9/03 10:31:19 AM, kmrsy@earthlink.net writes:
><< Since I had no background whatsoever and no friends or family even
>remotely interested in the subject, I took university classes.  So I pretty
>much learned from the get go to use botanical names. >>
>Kitty, when I really got into gardening (I did tomatoes & some perennials 
>before) I remember a very knowledgeable gardener saying, 'A $50 plant is of 
>little value with out the botanical name'.  That has stuck with me.  I still 
>have plants in my garden  which I purchased early that have no detail labels 
>and I truly regret that.  I always encourage new gardeners to label their 
>plants but few do saying they just wish to enjoy the plant they didn't care 
>whats its name is.  
>    Ceres
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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