Re: Region 21 Symposium
Ellen Gallagher wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Oct 1996, Arnold Koekkoek wrote:
> > Why are so many AIS members unwilling to take time to vote?
> As one who has never voted in a TB symposium, I can try to explain
> why I never voted. 1) don't see enough TB's to make an informed
Valid point (but I suspect that you know more than a lot of voters).
> 2) don't see the *point* of a beauty contest for current flowers
It's a lot more than a beauty contest--good garden plants are
rewarded strongly, at least in the long run.
> 3) seems like the same 15 or 20 `win' in all sections of N. America
I'm not sure I understand this point.
> 4) think they are too many TB's grown now in gardens to the detriment
> of the genus
I would prefer to say "not enough non-TBs."
> > I noted Region 4's percentage of something like 14+%, and ours is not
> > a lot better: 55 voting out of a posible 296=18.58%. Anyway, here
> > are top vote-getters in the upper midwest.
> Two points here: a) this is not a valid survey because of the small
If you know of something better, suggest it. I also wish more people
but I don't know what to do about.
[Brings to mind the joke:
Q. Which is worse, ignorance or apathy?
A. I don't know, and I don't care.]
> b) thank you for telling us what part of the continent
> your region covers - it is helpful, Arnold
If I forgot to mention that Region 15 is mostly desert plus coastal
Southern California when I started the Symposium postings, I most
Gerry in Los Angeles, where we got a sprinkle of rain today--our first
in five months or so