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Re: OT: Rare plants


From: HIPSource@aol.com

In a message dated 7/17/99 8:42:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Irisborer@aol.com writes:

<< check your local nursery - especially early in the spring.  You'd be 
surprised what they carry.>>

Oh, yes, quite probably. 

Got a wonderful new hellebore grown from seed wild collected in Bosnia by an 
Englishman during the war at mine. Got it for eight bucks, too.  Unique 
clone, of course.  But while it is unique and very wonderful--sublime red 
petioles---I'd have bought it even if the whole nursery was full of identical 
ones. It is also important to be able to respect the good stuff even when it 
is common. And the performers.

"Better an ordinary but healthy plant than a rarer sort pining away." Mrs. 
Horatio Gates Lloyd, early AIS Director, and plantswoman extraordinare.

Anner Whitehead
HIPSource@aol.com

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