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[HWC] from the (HOSTA 'Wheels Committee')

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  • Subject: [HWC] from the (HOSTA 'Wheels Committee')
  • From: WiN <raffi@sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 19:06:55 -0500

>[HWC] A HOSTA 'Wheels Committee' presentation...

>NEW GRAPHIC PUBLICATION (see "hosta8.gif" sent earlier at 7:00pm)
>Dear Robins ..on March 21 James Hawes wrote:
               You may have heard about the Hosta Wheels A Turnin'??  Right??
>This is a graphic used to describe and classify sports that have 
>developed/ evolved/ resulted from a common parent...they often come in 
>groups...groups of clones that are related. Now they even come in 
>colors, too.
>               The Wheels Committee has integrated a color wheel design from Bill 
>Meyer, Wheel Committee Member in NJ into their work of compiling hosta 
>sports. This is a visual aid tool to use in the garden to accurately 
>identify colors which exist on hosta leaves. By comparing the 24 colors 
>on the color chart to the actual colors found on the variegated or 
>monocolored forms of hostas, the colors can be described in a standard 
>way using code numbers to identify the colors, not words which may be 
>too ambiguous or too general.
>               The Wheels Committee asks the cooperation of Inquiring Minds in the 
>Hosta World to use the color chart provided in the attachment to this 
>post, along with the instructions. Print out the color wheel, laminate 
>it for use, experiment with it this summer, make color comparisons to 
>known sports in your garden.Take notes, put down the codes which 
>correspond to the color descriptions of your sports and prepare a post 
>or letter with this data to any member of the Wheels Committee. This 
>data will be passed on to a Member who is compiling the data on hosta 
>color, begnning first with colors of sports, then with other 
>              By your participation you will be learning more about hostas, their 
>colors, sports, and their relationships to sister and brother sports, 
>father and mother sports, uncle and aunt sports, cousins by the dozens 
>sports. You get the idea! It's fun and educational. So remember to keep 
>the color wheel and instructions. Thanks for your help. BTW, we hope to 
>have accurate, standard laminated color wheels for sale at cost at a 
>later date. Stay tuned or be in touch with your favorite Wheels 
>Committee member. If this is all new to you, then seek out a copy of the 
>Hosta Wheels Document and learn more about the phenomena of Hosta 

>Published by Bill Nash, on behalf of HOSTA 'Wheels Committee'
>ps...if anyone wants the original graphic in PORTRAIT mode ..to allow for printing on an 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper, please advise & same shall be sent?  Thanks for your time.
PLEASE NOTE: the original graphic was cropped smaller than original, in order to get the disk-size below 20,000 bytes, else it would not pass through the Hosta-open server.  Anyone wanting the original, please advise?

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