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Re: Introduction and hello...

>It's so exciting to have a new enthusiastic member, especially a South
>Florida one.
>I hope you are aware there are a number of us in the area and we meet the
>fourth Mon of ever other month @ Fairchild (June 26 7.30 P.M.)
>We also have a great show and sale coming up on Sept. 23 & 24. This one is
>especially special, because we are having a mini-conference with four of
>the leading Aroid researchers in the world and the kick off for a new book
>on Aroid.
>We also publish a journal, with back issues available and a newsletter.
>There are also many collection for you to see and always nips and nucks to
>be given.
>The philo.is Warscewiczii(from a Dewy tag)
>WOW!! What Brugmansia collection.
Hope to meet you soon. Tricia

>From: "Debbie Swartz" <deb@touchofthetropics.com>
>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Subject: Introduction and hello...
>Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 09:45:37 -0500 (CDT)
>Just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of the list...
>I have dabbled in collecting aroids since obtaining my first treasured
>specimens from Dewey at a "Plant Affair" in Holiday Park several years ago.
>The Philo 'Silver Cloud' and several others I got from him are among my
>favorites to this day...a list of my current aroids is at the site where my
>final plant home on the web will be:
>(that's the aroid page, there's a text link at the top to the main
>index...not all plant families are done, and clicking on underlined links
>lead to the corresponding image files.  I also have some images at the
>in my signature line.
>Perhaps I'll get lucky enough to trade with other aroiders (most of my
>collection is from internet trades; been a great way to add diverse
>Basically I'm here to finally get serious about the care & knowledge of
>diverse and fascinating plant family.  Which translates to "I'll be lurking
>for awhile with my mouth shut" ;-)
>Being lucky enough to live in South Florida everything is in the ground or
>will be once I know it's requirements <g>.  It's nice to see these beauties
>reach their potential as they reach for the sky on the nearest available
>vertical support.
>Of note I have a couple offsets of Homalomena wallisii available to trade
>from a recent division; the stock plant was discovered buried among
>dieffenbachia, (having been mistaken by the staff for one although it
>no cane, totally different structure and grew only at ground level) The ID
>is definite; verified in Exotica 2, and I was thrilled to get my paws on
>Not sure if this is acceptable to mention here, please let me know if not.
>It's a privilege to be in such good company here!  Thanks for having
>me...and apologies for the length of this, I'm just quite excited to be
>Debbie Swartz (Zone 10 -- Fort Lauderdale)
>My tropical plant images (many now available)

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