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Re: Seedlings


The cost in working with the seeds is definitely high.  My problem is when
you spend a large sum (say $150) for the plant and then next year its all
over for ($20) it is a real shocker.  Also when you have a large area to
work with it's harder on the budget to pay $150 for one plant when you can
get several of the older releases for 30 to 40.
I know that's the hazards of doing business.  When I mention that I'm
looking for something not too expense I'm not complaining just trying to be
practical.

enough rambling for now,
Yours,
Kate
-----Original Message-----
From: Ransom Lydell <ranbl@netsync.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Friday, December 03, 1999 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: Seedlings


> I really think that people that are
>>complaining about the price of a new plant should take the time and money
>>necessary to produce one and then express an opinion.
>>Mary
>>-------------------------------------------------------
>>As Mary says this process is costly , both in time and money.  It isn't
>the plant you buy, it is, that the process in order to produce the best,
>requires that hundreds and even thousands of plants be raised, and some
>portion of those be growen on, before finally selicting that "rare" plant
>which finally shows it'self as something worthwhile.  To do this to an
>extent that produces any number of outstanding plants, requires a lot of
>work as well as the investment.  Most hybridizers, get relitivly small
>rewards, if any at all, (monetary) for their efforts.
>Ran
>
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