Re: Region 21 Symposium
On Sat, 19 Oct 1996, Gerry Snyder wrote:
> Ellen Gallagher wrote:
> > 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
> > decision
> Valid point (but I suspect that you know more than a lot of voters).
I hope not - if that is the case, the symposium is really
> > 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.
I think that I was asked to select TB's that I had seen growing
in a garden in order of preference - nothing about a good garden
plant, however laudable. Are we talking about the same symposium?
> > 3) seems like the same 15 or 20 `win' in all sections of N. America
> I'm not sure I understand this point.
Me either. I was thinking of `why vote? it doesn't matter'. Feel the
same way about living in a state with 4 electoral votes...
> > 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 like my original statement.
> > Two points here: a) this is not a valid survey because of the small
> > percentages
> If you know of something better, suggest it.
Do away with the TB symposium - seriously. It is obviously not
a real symposium....hardly anybody votes - there are reasons why -
I just tried to explain mine (badly).
> Q. Which is worse, ignorance or apathy?
Ellen Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org N.New Hampshire, USA
Zone 3, -40 degrees F (winter low ?)