RE: Registration (Was: Re: Disgusted)-newbie's 10cents worth- delete if not interested.....
- Subject: RE: Registration (Was: Re: Disgusted)-newbie's 10cents worth- delete if not interested.....
- From: "Pinterics, Michael W (MED)" <Michael.Pinterics@med.ge.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 21:10:29 -0500
Maybe I am just too new at this but I honestly don't believe in the 10'
and I don't think that uniqueness should ever apply to a registration.
love to see a visual clone of say..... H. Cherry Berry. But what if it
slug candy, and every idiot could grow it and that set seed with
Or does this now make the plant unique, or atleast unique enough to
wouldn't know because if I am just seeing a pic of it, I likely would
disgusting.... another miss use of the registration of Hosta!" But what
I know? That's just me. I don't personally feel that we should exclude
or any other hosta for reason of not being unique enough. I don't think
committee should be formed to 'judge' what is worthy of registration or
instruct those who or register plants of which directions to go and what
of a breeding program.
We have such experts on this forum I am not sure of why some feel
new hosta being introduced and registered and eventually offered in the
would assume that all of the experts out there would simply be able to
registration in the Hosta Journal and know immediately that the plant be
worthy just because somebody who is or was somebody at sometime or
it. Now say somebody who nobody has heard of registers a plant, it
not be garden worthy, must not have been through trials and must
therefore be a
'disgusting' misuse of the registration process. I could be wrong but
to be the general consent of a few on the forum lately.
I know that many 'extra special' names are being used up by these clones
these 15 minutes of fame seakers, but good for them. That is life. If
of these magnificent extra special hosta that nobody has ever seen the
before can't think up a name for their plant..... well maybe they just
try a little harder.
All I know is that if you don't like the hosta, or at very best the
of it which you read in the Registration paperwork remember this....
folks working on these plants are not poet laureates nor are they
of Wall Street. They are just folks who like hosta and the descriptions
they may have given may not fully capture the essence of the plant
them. That does not make them incorrect or any less special. If it
a terrible and disgusting plant to you, simply don't buy it. I know
description of Caviar I'd never buy it (the fish eggs, not the hosta if
is one with such a name). Let's just not let Gestapo tactics take over
more than they already have. Let's not further add to the red tape
the process. Let's just deal with it.
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