Hello, IAS Members,
If you have not already received your electronic June IAS
Newsletter (Issue 2 for 2010) via email, you should be receiving it very soon. There
are many interesting articles in this issue including a very complete report on
the 2nd MidAmerica IAS Chapter Meeting that was held in April at the
Garden in St. Louis.
Also of note, aroid botanist, Simon Mayo, has recently retired from Kew Gardens.
In A Closer Look, you will be
introduced to three up and coming aroiders from different countries. We are all
saddened to learn of the death of aroider, Joe Wright, and John Banta pays
tribute to him in this issue. Thanks to everyone that contributed to the June
Newsletter and for those folks behind the scenes.
I am encouraging all of you to consider submitting
something for the IAS Newsletter. You can write about growing plants, trips
that you have taken and the aroids that you observed, tips that you want to
share about how you manage your plants, aroid recipes, books that you have run
across that deal with aroids–the possibilities are endless. Please think
about what you would like to share with your fellow aroid enthusiasts,
including your spectacular and diverse aroid color photos. This is your forum
and your words and contributions are most welcome and genuinely needed.
Submissions for the August IAS Newsletter would need to be
received by July 15. I really hope to hear from you soon.
Many thanks and best wishes,
IAS Newsletter Editor
Carla V. Kostelac
Assistant to Tom Croat
Research Specialist, Araceae
Missouri Botanical Garden
Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166
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