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Re: Plants for the midwest

> Chris, I've found that some arboretums/botanic gardens will give or 
> sell prunings from their collections. Many of those that will not, have 
> "friends of" groups that regularly root those prunings and sell them at 
> annual fundraisers or through on-site gift and plant stores. It never 
> hurts to ask.

To be honest, I'm hesitant to ask.  The Morton Arboretum has been trying
to get their name out by putting out all kinds of plants.  I suspect that
they want to keep very tight reins on their plants to introduce into their
own breeding programs.

Although I have to say that I've been very disappointed with their
selections lately.  They seem to be taking fairly normal plants and adding
their own name to it, hoping that the royalty fees and their name will
help boost their revenue.

We're also not on the best of terms.  :)  I sent them a blistering letter
and canceled my membership after they fired world-reknowned taxonomist
Gerould Wilhelm and took away the other taxonomist's pay (Floyd Swink,
who's even more famous) to make him a 'Taxonomist Emeritus' or some such

I'll find another way.  ;)


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