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Re: Visit to PDN...

  • Subject: Re: Visit to PDN...
  • From: "Petra Schmidt" <petra@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 10:48:35 -0500 (CDT)

Dang...Al...you should've let us know you were on the property - it would
have been so nice to meet and for us to meet you...did you see the Arisaema
trial bed?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Wootten" <awootten@NRAO.EDU>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 3:11 PM
Subject: Visit to PDN...

> Thanks Craig for the updates...I only wish I were passing through Miami
> sometime soon.  I was lucky enough to pass by Raleigh this weekend past
> on my way from recovering my son's college stuff back to home.  Lucky
> it was open house at Plant Delights.  Several A. konjac  were in stately
> in the Juniper Level garden by the gazebo--a thoroughly delightful garden
> I might add.  I didn't think the smell bad at all, though my mother,
> with me, disagreed.  Numerous Arisaemae dotted the woodland floor.  In the
> nursery I found out how well the name fits--each house held a new
> of treasures.  I picked up as many as I could carry--blooming A.
> and kiusianum Makino and several non-aroids.  The real treasure, however,
> was a Dracunculus vulgaris in bud.  I worried for the remaining 7 hours
> of the trip that it would bloom in the car and get me in real trouble with
> my mother.  Every little scent of a passing paper factory got us worried.
> However, it is now safely in the garden where I only have to worry that
> it will bloom while I am traveling this next week and asphyxiate my wife
> and sons.  I'm not sure how long the bloom lasts, but it appears a few
> days from opening; perhaps I can pollinate it and get some seed...
> Great show, Tony!
> Clear skies,
> Al

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