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publish or perish?

Contrary to the situation in the USA I dont depend on money from 
outside. Moreover, being a year from retirement I am free to 
investigate any plantgroup  I like and I liked Hosta so far. I am my 
own boss so to speak.
 Lets assume my english is bad Would it not be nice that there 
was at least some appreciation and help for someone trying to 
write in another language?How much time would it take to improve 
english on three pages? Why is it that I never get complaints from 
the other ( english, not american ) plantsocieties I write for 
I invite you all to write an article for the Dutch Hosta Socienty, it 
maybe in any language, we will do the translation. I just translated 
a german manuscript for the cactus society ( yes I am an editor 
My publications in the AHS are not considered by me as scientific 
Maybe  it depends on with what you compare it..True scientific 
puclications contain new findings. What I do mostly in the AHS is 
apply old rules ( old for me but new to most of you) and old 
methods to a new plant ie Hosta. THere is nothing new when I 
state that a mutation to white flower color is recessive I then further 
elaborate on its application to hosta, based on my own 
experiments, the white flower in plantaginea etc. Not being 
scientific, these AHS articles dont count whatsoever for my 
publication list, nor do I bother
I am accustomed to get flaming letters from some. I am not aware 
of any insulting email in public from my side. 
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Fax: 31-71-5274999
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