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Value for money

Dear Hosta friends
A happy new year to you all with a lot of new hosta information.
The Hosta journal should contain articles about Hosta ( I suppose 
at least a few would agree here) and the yearbook all other hosta 
related information So lets see in the last issue what I get for my 
$51 before I send the money.
FIrst it starts with 12 pages without hardly a hosta mentioned that 
should be reduced to at most one, the remainder should go to the 
yearbook. The same is true for the 6 pages of Awards and the 17 
pages describing tour gardens ( They were all nice people with nice 
gardens and excellent refreshments) Then we have 13 full pages 
with advertisements that should be separate at the end of the 
journal, like in many garden journals. Then we have 16 more pages 
with a free advertisement for BAP announcing for the fifth time that 
BAP will get you more shoots.  Then we have 8 pages with two 
articles of Black and Pollock that are old news as they appeared 
earlier in the British journal . This leaves me with 110-73 = 37 
pages of  new hosta articles. Is this value for money?
At least the now omitted new registrations contained new 
information about hosta. I estimate that more names of people are 
in the last journal than names of Hosta!
Space could be made for all the above in the yearbook by omitting 
descriptions of the yearly activities (not the officers etc) of the 
regional societies. Just some fresh thoughts at the start of the new 
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Fax: 31-71-5274999
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