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Re: evaluating hostas


We are very near the same point, good news will accomplish as much or close
to it without the problem of hurting someone's feelings.

At 08:29 PM 9/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
>OK Butch, let me see if I understood. What you are saying is that
>if we speak of all the good things about a Hosta, and not the bad,
>then people would only buy those that are good, and the bad ones
>would disappear because noone would talk about them.
>
>On one hand, I might agree. I agree that when someone talks about a
>Hosta that I do not currently own, and they make favorable
>comments, I go to my database and mark that Hosta as one to
>investigate further. For example, a month or so back, there was a
>list started that was called "Most underappreciated Hosta in my
>garden", I believe. Many of the Hostas discussed, I already grow,
>however, some I did not. So I marked those as investigate. I take
>my investigate list and try to read about those Hostas. Then, I try
>to find a picture of it. If I like it, I'll ask other southern
>gardeners if they grow it, and how it does. If I get positive
>results, I put it on my want list. Depending on the price, I'll
>either buy it, or wait. At some point the price will drop and I can
>afford to purchase it.
>
>However, now lets look at the other situation. I do allot of
>traveling and visit nurseries all over the place. I see a pot of
>Yellow River. It looks good at the nursery, but it doesn't grow
>well in our area. I'd like to know that prior to spending money on
>it. Hence, I appreciate people's negative comment as well.
>
>Just my thoughts.
>
>Lu  (Atlanta Zone 7B)
>
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Butch Ragland So. Indiana zone 5

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