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Re: There are no answers, there are only questions.

In a message dated 2/10/01 00:17:12 Eastern Standard Time, 
andrewl@hostahaven.com writes:

<<Staying in tune with the customer goes a long way toward helping to make 
you're on track... >>
Good morning, Andrew & all:

I just turned in to this posting.  I agree that the consumer is a good 
barometer as to what is happening.  However, without looking into the crystal 
ball or tea leaves, the business will become stale quickly and business will 
drop....  Variegated foliage is becoming or has become the newest wave of 
interest.  I see it more and more in the nursery trade publications as well 
as in the horticultural magazines.

One certainly doesn't lack variegation in hosta.  Look at some of the 
Japanese maple introductions (Harry you can jump in here) or Cornus kousa.  
Stan Megas, Variegated Foliage- <<A HREF="http://www.variegatedfoliage.com">
http://www.variegatedfoliage.com</A>>, has a nursery full of variegated 
material of all sorts.  Dick Jaynes has a variegated kalmia that's under 
evaluation.  We see that for a few years...I've been begging for a liner of 
it for at least 2 years.

That's my 2.5 cents...Hostally,

Rich Horowitz
Stoughton MA
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