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Re: Tony Avent speaks on the issues surrounding registration.

Thanks, Chick (and Gary)..I have no intention of abandoning the mail order
nurseries (or my local one) in favor of a list based on compliance rather
than quality. My criteria are well-grown plants and customer service, both
of which I have found with you and others on this list. Was just curious.


At 09:32 AM 8/2/99 -0400, you wrote:
>The Preferred Grower Program has nothing to do with larger or smaller
>quality of plants, or, as Gary pointed out, even the growing of hostas.
As it
>stands, you would become a "preferred grower" if simply by agreeing to
follow the
>guidelines set up by the AHS on the selling of registered and unregistered
>hostas.  As I understand it, Walmart could be a "preferred grower" if they
>to only sell only registered hostas.  I guess they would have to join the AHS
>too.  In fact, the local roadside stand down the a couple miles from here
>sometimes sells a few undulatas, I guess they would qualify too.
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