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RE: Plant ID?


Bonnie, 
Rayna may have thought gardening was frivolous, but she at least had a
good role model and came to find the value in gardening more easily than
those who haven't experienced it before. I wish I'd learned about it a
lot earlier than I did but I had to find my own way.


Maybe this season you could take some pictures of her garden and post them for us.

--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> I had read that the number of avid gardeners are down significantly.  I
> understand many young folks are opting for low or no work landscaping.  It
> is sad, but I do understand how difficult it is to work full time, raise
> children, be involved in the community and try to keep up with house and
> property.  I just think they miss "smelling the roses."  I have great hopes
> that as their lives slow down, they will pick up the trowel.  My girls are
> certainly doing that now.  
> 
> Daughter Rayna has turned more than half of her front yard into a little
> park for passers-by with a garden arch, bench, pathway and lovely plantings.
> It is still a very young garden but I know that this year it will be full
> and beautiful.  She has met most of her neighbors through her garden.
> Three years ago, she thought gardening was frivolous....
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Daryl
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:30 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> 
> IMHO, an organization that strives for botanical excellence should always be
> told when one of their vendors sullies their reputation. Surely they don't
> make that much off of any one vendor that they can afford to PO a large
> percent of the gardening public?
> 
> And besides, if a new gardener has a bad experience with a plant (Miracle
> Tree,  Miracle Grass, Giant Tomato Tree) they're less likely to venture into
> gardening again. And the fewer gardeners, the fewer new plants, new garden
> centers for the rest of us... The trend has already started.
> 
> 
> d
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 6:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> 
> 
> > The least they could have done would have been to call it PERUVIAN 
> > Wonderflower, FCOL!  What's Japan got to do with it?
> >
> >> I think that the folks hosting these garden shows should be told...
> > And who's going to tell them - who, that they'd listen to?  and does it 
> > really cause lower attendance?    If  I were inclined to go to such shows,
> 
> > I'd enjoy a good laugh and i'd pester the heck out of the vendors on the 
> > actual names.
> >
> > Speaking of making up names....along the same lines that, in the plant 
> > name Buddleia 'Peacock', Peacock is a trademark name, the real name is 
> > 'Peakeep'....Dannon Yogurt has come out with a new yogurt called Activia 
> > which contains a bacteria called Bifidus RegularisT .  Regularis is their 
> > trademark name for, for...for what?  It's not a species name and they 
> > don't tell you in any brochures, ads, website; they are very vague.  I 
> > googled around and found on their Canadian website that they call it 
> > Bifidobacterium lactis and give it a trademark name of BL.  I don't like 
> > all these made up names because it always seems to hide something.  and in
> 
> > this case, my suspicion is that they are hiding...NOTHING.  It's so vague 
> > that I think it's probably just a lot of marketing hype and it's really no
> 
> > better than other yogurt
> > .
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 5:34 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> >
> >
> >> My sister was at Maymont also and unfortunately got suckered into buying 
> >> the "Japanese Wonderflower".  She knows Four o'clock, since we grew it 
> >> when we were kids, but the sign wasn't very descriptive and the name was 
> >> deceptive.  And "Flowering Fern" my foot!
> >>
> >> I think that the folks hosting these garden shows should be told in no 
> >> uncertain terms that allowing unscrupulous vendors to deceive unknowing 
> >> buyers will result in lower attendance and or negative publicity. What do
> 
> >> you think?
> >>
> >> d
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "MICHAEL HABIB" <godihabib@verizon.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:47 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> >>
> >>
> >>> Jim and Daryl,
> >>> Thanks for IDing the hardy gloxinia. I bought three tubers at the 
> >>> Maymont flower show in Richmond. Those pretty Dutch girls didn't seem to
> 
> >>> know too much about the plants. The show seemed a bit empty this year, 
> >>> because a lot of the vendors were at the DC home and garden show.
> >>> We had 8 inches of snow last night. Ok, we had our winter, let's move on
> 
> >>> to spring!!
> >>> Godi zone 7
> >>> Mt. Vernon, VA
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >>> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> >>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:18 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Ah, thanks. I think it might be. 
> >>>>
> http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/bulbs-summer/incarvil
> lea.html
> >>>> I knew I'd seen it before.
> >>
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