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Re: Aroideana 33

  • Subject: Re: Aroideana 33
  • From: brian lee <lbmkjm@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:05:09 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Derek,


I just got my Aroidiana 33, yesterday.  It is amazing in scope and content.  It is hard to believe that such a monumental effort on behalf of all involved; is voluntary.  It renews one's faith in the generosity of humanity.  I know the process must be like herding cats at times.  Derek, you are to be rewarded on some divine level, at some point.  For this world, I wish to thank you personally.

I will do my part to write.  My favorite group of aroids is Philodendron subgenus, Meconostigma.  Perhaps discussions on cultivating these plants would be of interest.

On a sober note, I just read in this present issue, of the death of my friend, Craig Phillips.  I knew him for many years.  I believe we started to correspond because our mutual interest in the genus, Monstera.  I soon discovered that we had much more in common; illustration, diving,coelacanths, fossils, poison arrow frogs, and a host of other subjects.  I still have some of his illustrations of fish that he gave me.  I certainly miss his letters, which were all written in the old way...in the real world.  This world has lost another living treasure.  Craig was so knowledgeable and genuine and generous.  I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing.



--- On Fri, 9/24/10, Derek Burch <derek@horticulturist.com> wrote:

From: Derek Burch <derek@horticulturist.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroideana 33
To: "'Discussion of aroids'" <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010, 4:03 AM




Thank you to everyone for being pleased with Aroideana this time. I canât let the occasion pass without beginning my usual cry for help with articles for the next issue. Tom is wrong in giving a deadline of January 15 for it â that has to be my âabsoluteâ, and before the New Year is much better since no one wants to write last minute things over the holidays.


I will certainly help with writing, and would much prefer it if articles âin the roughâ came directly to me, rather than through either Steve or Tom, much as I value their support. I will have to work on them eventually, so see no point in taking up their time with this. They could be writing their own articles instead !


If we are to have a strong âgardeningâ section, I would be happiest if it were several peopleâs experience on a single topic, or a coordinated âwhere to go and what to seeâ for a particular region. Any interest there?  Room for volunteers to organise that if anyone is interested.


Again thank you for all the compliments on the issue â you are all certainly welcome to whatever I can put into it while I am still ambulatory (that is a minimum of walking from my keyboard to the bathroom and back at need).


Regards, Derek

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