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Re: chicory


I teach a class at the Garden Gate called Native and Heritage Plants.
Apparently, the Southern Living Garden book prefers heritage, to
naturalized. Or, at least they use heritage to describe those plants that
are so associated with the deep south. Meaning Camellias, Azaleas, Wisteria,
etc. I always inform my "students" of where the plant is actually native to.
So Jim has a good point. Maybe the term should be redefined to explain that
if it's native, we traced it as far back in N. America as possible.

And I am babbling. I'll quit now. I'm tired.
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] chicory


> Marge, this is one of my favorite hobby horses, so it's difficult for
> me to resist a ride. Seems to me the whole notion of "native" needs to
> be re-defined--and not exclusively by native plant enthusiast and
> native plant nurseries. We definitely need a line in the description
> that says "native to where."
>
> I remember going to a Native Plant Society sale in Sacramento and
> finding one of the plants they were selling was columbine. Columbine is
> about as native to Sacramento as orchids are to Nome.
>
> On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at 03:07 AM, Marge Talt wrote:
>
> > Probably the real issue is not this but that 'native' is being viewed
> > in a rather unrealistic form by so many...like native to where and
> > since when?  Oh well, don't get me started on that hobby horse:-)
> >
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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