Re: Labeling needs some TLC
Am I reading in between the lines right..............that YOU don't
know where each and every one of your plants are located?
That would be an affirmative, Joyce. When the collection grew
from 65 to 400+ in one year, I labeled only about 150 of them, and some
of the labels faded in the sun (Dan Nelson warned me, but I've been waiting
for the cost of the UV resistant labels to drop below $750. So far,
no luck), and now they are all hopelessly confused as to who each of them
are. They are good children, mind you, it's just that you ask them,
"And what is YOUR name, there, little streaked fellow"?, he may or may
not come back with a quick answer. It is not quite that bad, but
we do have a ways to go relative to those who have already attained perfection.
And, while I have been labeling mine, I've spent a little time trying to
help label Rosanne O'Harra's. I've considered that job even more
important than getting my own done.
Perhaps the only think left to do is throw them all away and start over
again... Tee Hee Hee....
(NOT!!!) I'm an abstract random thinker while Mike is likely concrete
sequential. While he is busy straighing out the world, I'm learning
about DNS, apache, CGI and Perl (the computer gig) and about exons, introns,
mRNA, and codons (the Hosta gig), and just basically trying to keep myself
and the world confused. And I'm having WAY TOO MUCH fun to slow
down and try to organize it all, oh my no.
So, I am always just in awe of people who enjoy doing that kind of thing,
and are able to do it. And I've talked to my brain about it until
I'm blue in my face. Apparently that half of my brain is not in communication
with the other half. It's hopeless and I might as well face it...
Yes, Mike and you set the standard. There is little doubt
in my mind...
(I might add, however, that I did manage to keep about 3,000 plants
and 250 varieties labeled correctly in the nursery. It's the show
garden that needs the TLC).
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