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Re: If winter comes...

Seems the older I get, the grayer all things become.  IMO there is no
black and white in any facet of life - well, except birth is followed
by death and there are always taxes:-)

Horticulture is a most inexact science....

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: kmrsy@comcast.net
> Maybe half of it. A lot of it is SOP (seat of pants), experience,
> educated guesses. We all know that science is always finding
> new that refutes what they were so sure of before - like the best
way to
> plant a tree. You used to amend the heck out of the planting hole,
> not anymore. My most recent assignment was to determine the
"correct "
> botanical name for Hardy Ageratum. Since I'm not privy to the
> nomenclature board's latest decisions (which could change next week
> anyway), I had to research it and there's not a lot of agreement
> there even among the experts. After weighing the black and white
> decisions of certain important references and adjusting for the
> areas of clues I found in older references, I returned a personal
> decision of Conoclinium coelestinum over Eupatorium coelestinum,
> I believe the latter would be acceptable. (See, Jim, I AM
> Those are instances of gray areas in horticulture, but when I said
> there's lots of gray, I meant in absolutely everything, including
> religion (she said, opening up a huge can of worms)
> Kitty
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
> > In a message dated 10/7/04 9:29:17 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes: 
> > 
> > << I don't believe things SHOULD BE or ARE black and white 
> > in this world, and it is not a matter of desirability. >> 
> > 
> > What about information you distruibute as a MG. Are they not
based on a 
> > scientific proven fact? 
> > Ceres 
> > 
> >

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