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Re: Value for money


>The Hosta journal should contain articles about Hosta...

I think I found something I can agree with you on 100%.  I haven't 
joined the hosta society because when I see the Journal I don't really 
see much that really interests me.  I get more from this robin then I 
can get from the Journal.  I know some people like the garden 
write-ups, but it seems that such articles over dominate the Hosta 
Journal.  We have the same problem in the daylily society, actualy, 
it's probably even worse as there is an active snobbish elitist 
element in the society that actively complain anytime a "scientific" 
artricle is published.  The Hosta society doesn't seem to be quite as 

The lack of a publication by any plant society that fails to promote 
the plant and maily promotes the society is doomed to mediocrity and 
eventully growth comes to a stop.  Eventually, someone will start a 
new publication that does concentrate on the plant, but it is 
difficult to make it a success, so I hope the new hosta publication 
works out.  Have you seen the new TB iris publication, called Tall 
Orders, if I remember correctly?  What a nice publication- worth 
reading and full of information.  Unfortunately, I'm not interested in 
TB irises, but this magazine should be a model for a lot of other 

Joe Halinar
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