We talked about reserving names a long time ago on the forum and I think
its a good idea, but as of now it is not allowed.
I don't use "Bridgewood" in my names for three reasons. First
is that I don't have a particular problem. That's what I've been
trying to explain. A bit lamely it appears. Second, it's too
close to "Birchwood". And third, there are no rock and roll song
titles that start with "Bridgewood" except Janice's "Bridgewood Gardens
Blues" and that was never one of her best.
Gerry/Bob O'Neill wrote:
Doesn't the official registration system allow you to "reserve"
names in advance (with a finite reservation period)?
Or maybe the answer to your particular problem is to follow Mary's example
and call your introductions "Bridgewood's Whatever"
At 10:51 AM 5/15/01, you wrote:
By the way, if I get around to it,
this year's registrations will be Mustang Sally, Little Town Flirt, Maybelline,
Jenny Jenny Jenny, Purple Rain, Blue Suade Shoes, and probably a bunch
of others I can't think of now. Don't nobody else even think of using
Dan Nelson wrote:
From Mike Groothuis
(bounced for some reason, Dan) I was leafing through the "volume"
of this years new registrations and was
completely disgusted. Granted there are many many plants that were
introducing and registering, I found there is an increasing number
should remain in the garden and stay away from any registration form.
"Cordate, rugose, puckered, blue green, leaf 8 by 9, (sieboldiana hybrid)
(sieboldiana hybrid). Have I seen this one before? Hmmm...I think so.
Another is a 2 year old streaked plant from weak parents. My favorite
seeing hostas registered, you read through the description only to
bottom few lines, "original seedling 1 year old growing, blah-blah-blah."
Sorry folks, but I for one, am afraid for the hosta business if this
up. How will we be able to tell plants apart if there are 57 clones
single plant? Worse yet, what if there are 57 clones of 57 other clones
resembling 57 clones of an original sport from say . . 1982? How many
can swear on your LIFE that your 'Elegans' isn't one of the other
sieboldiana clones. Are you willing to bet some money that your 'Christmas
Tree' isn't 'Grand Master'? I personally feel that some people just
see their name printed in that registration book for their 10 minutes
glory. Please understand that I am certainly not pointing my finger
particular direction. What ever happened to growing a unique hosta
or 7 years and properly EVALUATING and photographing it periodically
track it's growth? Reading through this years issue, I see it less
This isn't a race to register your plant first. Actually chances are,
there's already a better plant out there. They're just little plants
enjoy growing for the fun and beauty of it. Let's not flood the market
plants that aren't garden worthy. You can tell me, "Mike's you really
talk here. You've NEVER registered anything." Well, that's true, but
in the graphic design business I've learned one important thing. A
party on the outside looking in, occasionally can have better views
opinions than I could ever come up with on my own. That's my two cents.