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Re: OT: Rare plants

From: HIPSource@aol.com

In a message dated 7/17/99 12:20:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time, gcsnyd@loop.com 

<<  Siberians tend to fail in a big way in the desert I live in, but I still
 want to try Lake Keuka. I haven't been so taken with an iris in years. >>

Yep. Stuff you really love is always worth extra bother. 

But a garden full of unhappy plants is not a thing to be delighted in by 
anyone. I've seen too many gardens full of collector's plants which got 
inadequate attention. Like once the thrill of acquisition had worn off, they 
were off looking for another thrill. Not all collector's gardens are like 
that, of course, certainly not. But if my experience is typical, the type is 
not "rare." 

Anner Whitehead

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