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Re: More demons of ignorance, arrogance, and darkness

Never hurts to keep in mind, Marge, that when D. Boone wrote "[I] kilt a bar" on a tree, Beethoven was writing the "Eroica" symphony.

On May 1, 2006, at 1:13 AM, Marge Talt wrote:
One of the problems is that we, as a nation, have no real training
ground for true gardeners - in the sense of those maintaining public
(and even private) gardens on a commercial level.  Commercially,
gardeners are at the bottom pay-wise.  My recently acquired
experience with 'landscapers' indicates that the guys actually doing
the work are just muscle....no clue why they're doing what they're
doing ref. plants...and not all that much interest; it's just a job.
Idea seems to be get in and get out quick leaving everything pruned
into next year and swathed in mulch.  Pity.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
Shadyside Garden Designs

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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