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Re: Journal Criticism

  • Subject: Re: Journal Criticism
  • From: m singer <nmb@ameritech.net>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 06:41:52 -0500

I love the idea.  Who do you think we have to contact?

Mary Singer

Don wrote:
> I think that Hosta people have become spoiled by the dedication and
> professionalism of the volunteers who put out the Journal.  All in all,
> year in and year out I doubt that there are many publications of its
> kind that exceed the quality of the AHS Journal.  I, myself, know of
> none.
> One suggestion ..... I have most all of the past Journals and there are
> very many interesting articles and pictures in the back issues that many
> have not seen.  I bet an "out of the past" reprint of one or two of the
> best of these in each Journal would be of interest to many subscribers.
> If they were 8 to 10 years old the content would no doubt have been
> forgotten by most (me) who had read them.  I don't think those
> subscribers would object to  reprints that would benefit the newer
> members.
> For example, the best explanation and the best pictures that I have ever
> seen of the undulatas as they sport to the various types was by Alex
> Summers in The AHS Bulletin #3 in 1971.  In black and white but what the
> heck.  In Bulletin #6 in 1974 Alex introduced us to his new bride with a
> picture as they pronounced their vows. Gene died recently.
> How many know the names of the  first hostas that were registered back
> in 1968?  The AHS Bulletin #1 (now the Journal) lists the names.  There
> were 8 and it was appropriate that the one listed first 'August Moon'
> (it was the only one that started with 'A') was from Alex, the first
> president and one of the founders of the AHS.
> Here is a quote by Alex Summers in that first issue of March, 1969
> ......  "We are registering the names of hosta cultivars to avoid the
> confusion which would arise through the use of duplicate names for
> different hostas.  At the moment there are probably less than a hundred
> that have been named.  In the future there will likely be several
> hundred and even thousands."
> Don
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