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Re: [Aroid-l] Brooklyn Titan blooming

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Brooklyn Titan blooming
  • From: "Ertelt, Jonathan B" jonathan.ertelt@Vanderbilt.Edu
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:23:21 -0500 (CDT)
  • Importance: Normal


     Very nicely presented, both images and words.  Thanks.


> Dear All,
> Our Titan is done and the spadix collapsed, but thanks to the generous
> donation of pollen from Virginia Tech's division of Biological Sciences,
> we are waiting to see if our pollination attempts have succeeded. There
> was of course a tremendous amount of hype but that withstanding the
> public really embraced our little event. It was special in that it
> proved to many of us that plants and collections can compel the public
> to come to a garden and that you do not necessarily have to resort to
> song and dance nonsense to "entertain" folks. That said, the following
> link is a time lapse video put together by our web person of the
> blooming and really kind of fun. I guess that this can be construed to
> be a bit of "song and dance"...but oh, what the heck.
> http://www.bbg.org/vis2/2006/titan/video/index.html
> I also want to publicly express a note of appreciation, in this forum,
> to Alan Galloway who ten years ago generously donated this
> plant/seedling to the Garden. The craziness surrounding this kind of
> event (as many of you now have had the pleasure of experiencing)
> inadvertently short changed his role in this. This event is a testimony
> to the crucial role that hobbyists play in conservation and the
> dissemination of information and special plants. It can often be
> difficult to reciprocate, but botanical institutions do depend on your
> dedication, enthusiasm and generosity regardless of whether it is ever
> properly acknowledged. Alan made a lot of New Yorkers happy and I
> personally applaud him as well as all of you for the generosity of your
> knowledge, experience and plants. Thank you.
> We did harvest pollen, so if anyone has a need contact me and I will see
> what we can do.
> Dave Horak
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