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Re: head count

Wow- how in all these years did I miss the fact that you are a UC- MG? I should have known, since you are so familiar with California nurseries... Well- always something new to learn!


james singer wrote:

Sure. Why not.

I read the posts in the morning before work. It's part of my morning routine, coincident with a cup of coffee and the NYTimes crossword. This list is a great source of information and experience. It is also user friendly beyond expectations.

Then I read any new posts when I get home from work. Plants are a way of life for me. I worked my way through college in wholesale and retail nurseries in Southern California. I'm a UC-Davis trained Master Gardener. I work now at a large [150 employee] landscape nursery where I write landscape proposals and identify plant twigs and limp flowers for mystified clients. I also maintain the plant descriptions in our database.

Ms Fatma [the real gardener here at the plantation] and I are both plant collectors more than we are gardeners. Living in hardiness zone 10, heat zone 10 our interests are subtropicals and tropicals, including fruit trees. We've finally learned not to bother with stuff that doesn't do well here.

We belong to Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota and the almost brand new Naples Botanical Garden, and try to get to their events [plant sales, lectures, and so on] with regularity. Five other gardens that we visit only slightly less frequently are the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, the University of South Florida's botanic garden in Tampa, Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Cape Coral, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, and the Fruit and Spice Park in Redlands.

Oh yeah, I'm finally learning to graft. My kid brother, who lives near Ojai, California, and I are planning to swap avocado scion wood to try growing each other's favorite alligator pear.

On Saturday, February 12, 2005, at 11:00 AM, Donna wrote:

Speaking of who is here or not..... another group I am on recently did a
head count and it was interesting to see who replied, as some lurkers also
joined in. Since this list is not currently overwhelming... maybe we should
also give it a try?!?

So, since we have many list members (maybe?).. can we get a head count on
who reads the e-mail daily, weekly, or duh! Might also want to include where
you are from, as some of us have short memory spans, or a tad about yourself
:) Of course, if I don't know your birthday, might be the time to update
that list as well :)

--- so, for me.....

I try to read the mail daily, but during my busy times, it gets downloaded
for future times. Problem with this is, feel funny commenting on something
that is a week or three old. How do you guys feel about bringing up old

John (non-computer SO) and I enjoy our gardening hobby. It involves water
gardening, native plants, zone 5 perennials, garden railroad, and some

This list has become like a second family to me, a wealth of information as
well as opening my eyes to new and different thoughts. Thanks!

Monee, IL Zone 5 (hum.... do I need to add USA, do we have members on the
other side of the big ponds?)

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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