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Re: Examples of harm


I not really concerned with this issue but rather the question the small
number of people who makes such broad decisions. It is the process that I
think is flawed.

At 10:23 PM 9/18/99 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 99-09-18 17:57:48 EDT, you write:
>
><< Those plants that are not registered will be shunned.  And what does the
> membership gain by pretending these hostas don't exist?  Absolutely
nothing. 
> If
> a friend offers you a division of Embroidery, or even Blue Seer,
Savannah, or
> Tatoo, will you say "No thank you, it's unregistered". >>
>
>Thanks for your explanation, Chick, I appreciate it and it helps.  
>
>I don't believe there is anything anyone can do to stamp out the presence of 
>unregistered hostas in my garden or anyone else's.  Those of us who suffer 
>from the obsession see a plant which appeals to us and absolutely must have 
>it in the garden --- this won't change and I've never gotten the impression 
>that anyone within the AHS believes it will.  I have also not gotten the 
>impression that the AHS is out to control what individual's grow in their 
>personal gardens --- is this not a bit of overstatement?
>
>I believe most commerical growers will continue to produce and sell whatever 
>they believe the consumer wants --- business is business after all.  You
have 
>been quite outspoken as to your unwillingness to "cow" to such policies
--- I 
>am one of your loyal customers --- you supply a superior product, registered 
>or not --- I still have every reason to believe it will not affect hosta 
>gardening as I know it! ;-)
>
>As to the four plants listed above, I grow three of them and I don't
consider 
>the fourth worth having --- but you should know that 'Tatoo' has been 
>registered.
>
>Thanks, Chick!
>
>Sandie 
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