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RE: Plant ID?

Saw an article in the paper the other day that says the number of people who
fish as a hobby is way down. Kids don't go fishing with dad or grandpa (a
stereotype, but there you are)because they think it's just sitting around
waiting for something to happen. 
Maybe the same might be true for gardening. Too much competition for their


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:16 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?


The stats do show that gardening as a hobby has diminished.

Rayna had you for a shining example, as did many of us with our mothers and 
grandmothers. I'm afraid we're going to lose that next generation because 
they're so distanced from the deep roots that we had, and because the 
hucksters are giving them false promises and no knowledge.

If this new generation is not given guidance to quick and easy success with 
gardening, I'm afraid they may abandon it altogether. With a bit of 
nurturing, from us and from the Green Industry, they can find what suits 
them at several stages of their lives.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:45 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Plant ID?

>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)

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