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Re: Weather > bot/com

It's funny, no one thinks anything about seeing two languages (usually
French or Spanish with English) on a bottle of dish soap they buy at the
grocery store.  but putting a botanical name with the common name and they
get all upset?  Why?  I told Debbie if it were at least included somewhere
on the plant, it doesn't imply snootiness, it implies, knowledge.  It
indicates the sellers care enough to give the buyer more information.

It seems to me that virtually every person on this list has acquired at
least one plant with only a common name and has asked for help trying to
figure it out.  Had you also been given the botanical name, you'd have had a
better chance of simply looking it up so as to at least get basic
information on it.  You might still ask the list for inside info, synonyms,
cultivation tips, etc, but at least you'd be able to tell us what plant you
were talking about.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather

> Good grief! What an ignorant bunch.  I don't blame Debbie for quitting.
> have done the same thing.  Our MG group is also terrible about using
> botanical names when discussing plants because they think they are too
> confusing, but they don't get as carried away as Debbie's ex-group.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 10:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
> > Donna, you once met a fellow MG of mine, Debbie Meade at one of your
> > native
> > plant meetings.  She has since moved to Pennsylvania.  She joined a
> > natives
> > group there and suggested a plant sale and contacted me about some of
> > ins and outs of plants sales we conduct here.  As it turned out, this
> > one of those close-knit groups that isn't very comfortable with
> > trying to contribute too much. Among many other useful suggestions she
> > that they shot down was the use of botanical names.  They told her that
> > botanical names could be used ( not even at the bottom of a tag) because
> > they are just too confusing, too snooty.  Debbie quit.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005 5:05 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Weather
> >
> >
> >> Well today was the native plant groups sale.... was worried the nice
> > weather
> >> would keep folks home working in their gardens instead of heading by
> > us....
> >> but they came out in droves...it's was a long day.....
> >>
> >> Good thing I don't have to talk... cause the voice is gone!
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> > It's been gorgeous here but still no sign of rain.  We potted up
> > 700
> >> > plants for our MG nursery yestwerday and we'll finish up tomorrow
> >> > afternoon.
> >> > I still have lotsof plants coming in for the display gardens that I
> >> > have
> >> > to
> >> > babysit for a while.  I ordered a Glaucidium that I need to convince
> >> > one
> >> > of
> >> > the shade gardens to take on.  When I got my own a few years back I
> > to
> >> > wait a couple of years for it to bloom.  This one is blooming in the
> > pot.
> >> >
> >> > Kitty
> >>
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