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Re: Bittersweet

When they ask you next time will you explain why you are declining?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bittersweet

> Hmmm, guess I never thought of that issue. I have to say, I gave a
> presentation at a garden club meeting a couple of weeks ago and was truly
> amazed at how many plants they were NOT familiar with. That and the fact
> that I busted my butt getting out there in the middle of the work day and
> they kept me waiting for 30 minutes while they ate tea cakes and drank
> cider. I wanted to explode. You told me to be here at 10:00 AM, so WHY am
> standing around until 10:30? I was not happy.
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 10:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bittersweet
> > The problem, Andrea, is that we have oversold the idea that plants
> > on the Protected Plant List must not be used but we have not yet
> > educated our members to differentiate the protected plants from the
> > invasive ones.  I hate to say it, but many garden-clubbers, and even
> > Flower Show Judges are ignorant (I won't say stupid, but I could) about
> > horticulture.  If it is "bittersweet," that is on the Protected Plant
> List.
> > It doesn't matter that it is not the same species.  You wouldn't believe
> > the stupidity of some of these people.  I once had a Master Judge
> > try to disqualify a Sprengeri (asparagus fern) because she said it
> > was a fern and all ferns are on the Protected Plant List.  This is a
> > pet peeve of mine and a project I work at continually - trying to teach
> > some of them a little about the realities of horticulture.
> > Auralie
> >
> > In a message dated 12/05/2004 8:46:29 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
> > Wow, you would think they would collect it. Maybe that should be put out
> to
> > the local garden clubs as a decorate AND save the environment message!
> >
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