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Re: Re: Book Help please


COOL....well I know what I'm buying next payday.  WOO HOO.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6



From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Book Help please
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 00:12:55 -0500

The newer book is better:
Black Magic and Purple Passion new second edition has an amazing 1350
plant profiles, 300 stunning colour photos and 5 watercolour garden designs.

2000 Edition only had 350 plants and 70 pics.

Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: Agardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/20/2003 12:04:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Book Help please
>
> Jesse,
> I found the issue June 2001 of Plants Magazine. The book by Karen Platt
is
> titled: Black Magic and Purple Passion - Dark Flowers and Foliage,
> published in 2000. cheapest price I found was $28. Then it was
> republished in early 2003 with a name adjustment: Black Magic and Purple
> Passion - 1,350 Dark Plants, available for $33-40. I think the new one
may
> have more (1000 more) plants listed, though I couldn't find a page count
> for either to be sure the books are actually different.
>
> Here are some paraphrased comments from the author in the magazine
article:
> "If there were a national collection of black plants, it would be held by
> me. It's been 7 yrs since the demise of Rainbow's End,(via divorce) my
> beloved nursery which specialized in black plants...One blacklist most
> people want to be on is my list of black seeds for sale...The result of 6
> yrs of research was published in my book which includes 350 dark plants
> with 70 photos."
> The editor includes this:
> Write to Karen at: 35, Longfield Road, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, S10 1QW,
> England.
> possibly more info at:
> www.seedsearch.demon.co.uk
>
> Kitty
> Amazing! the things that do, and those that don't, stick in my mind.
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 6/19/2003 3:41:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Book Help please
> >
> > That sounds wonderful. Thank you Kitty. Actually, it's the BLACK
plants
> > that I am the most interested in. I have a ton of white ones...but
> wanted
> > some dramatic black ones to mix in with them.
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> >
> > >From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> > >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > >Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Book Help please
> > >Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:38:02 -0500 (EST)
> > >
> > >Jesse, I know some of the others have leads for you - good ones. But
> > >reading their messages reminded me that a couple of years ago there was
> > >a woman who wrote a book on black plants. I saw the mention of it in
> > >that little quarterly magazine from England, I think called New Plants.
> > >I believe Ceres gets it. I think I still have that issue at home and
> > >will check for it tonight. I didn't think of it before becuase the book
> > >you wanted was on black and white, not just black. but this one might
be
> > >of use.
> > >
> > >
> > >Kitty
> > >
> > >-------Original Message-------
> > >From: F M Ferrari <fm4re@swbell.net>
> > >Sent: 06/19/03 10:29 AM
> > >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Book Help please
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Jesse!!! I think I have it at home (I'm at work taking a break)!!!
> Will
> > >let you know. Black is probably one of my favorite colors! I guess it's
> > >all those years in Catholic schools when nuns wore those black and
white
> > >habits. And, yeah, too many old lady Italian relatives wearing black to
> > >mourn some other relative who died 50 years ago. I wear so much black
at
> > >work, they often call me Morticia!
> > >
> > >
> > >So the thought of doing a black and white garden was intriguing to me!
> > >But right now I'm hooked on purple - flowers or especially leaves.
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> > >
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