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  • From: "H. WILLIAMS" <msbucky@home.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 00:09:56 -0400


What a wonderful idea!  Please let Glen Williams know that I will be
looking forward to reading his new column.  Unfortunately, I've been
away on holiday recently and only checked the emails tonight - Hope it
isn't too late to send in a few questions?  (My thinking cap is turned


BBROWNJ@aol.com wrote:
> Glen asked me to post this to the Open Robin. Here is your chance to
> help the
> Journal.
> Date:    Thu, 26 Jul 2001 14:44:51 +0100
> From:    Glen Williams <gw1944@VERMONTEL.NET>
> Subject: Your Questions Please
>                                 Questions Wanted
> I would  really appreciate as many questions as possible from the
> hosta-robin-people for the new Hosta Journal Column.  The title of the
> column was going to be Facts and Opinions on Hostas.  There are some
> other
> good suggestions out there so I will hold off  with a final title.
> But, I
> mention  the original title because it suggests  just what we are
> looking
> for:   questions which can be answered with facts as well as questions
> which will tolerate only opinions. Much of hostadom is still at the
> opinion
> stage....but making steady and stoloniferous process  toward facts.
> Any
> question and answer column needs to respond to both.
> The audience for such a column is the general hosta  rank and file
> membership, an audience that probably is not as obsessive/compulsive
> as
> many of us are on the hosta robins.They have a real life from May -
> September....and don't  raise seedlings in the winter.  They are good
> people who simply would like to learn more with just a little effort.
> We
> aim to please. Then they will buy more hostas, become obsessed , and
> name
> their children after  prominent hostas.
> There have been a lot of  wonderful questions and answers over the
> past few
> years on the robins. Any of those  (with the response) would be a
> great
> resource. The next resource is you and what you've always wanted to
> ask ,
> did , but got no answer, or were afraid to ask, because  you did not
> want
> anyone to know that  you didn't know what a chimera or a peduncle
> was.
> Perhaps it is the unasked questions that you did not want to be seen
> asking
> because they appeared so basic i.e. watering, fertilizing,
> transplanting.......that need asking.    All is fair game for this
> column.
> It won't be a vehicle for hosta politics, but certainly wanting to
> know
> something about hosta history , our early and later day  hybridizers,
> consumer information, questions about plants and hosta people...it's
> wide
> open, with the one exception.
> So please send me a list of your questions  ( even if they have been
> answered previously), subjects you would like to see explored through
> questions, opinion questions, fact questions, rumors, myths.....nearly
> anything  that the general, non-rabid gardener would want to know
> about
> hostas.  Maybe some questions for rabid hosta gardeners would be a
> good
> thing too(there must be some short answers to some  short scientific
> questions).  You can send them to me privately or publicly,  e-mail
> address
> ; gw1944@vermontel.net , phone 802-885-2839, or by snail mail : Glen
> Williams, 20 Dewey St., Springfield , Vermont 05156.
> The weekend is nearly here. Search the nooks and crannies of your
> mind. If
> you want the questions published anonymously that  can be done.  I
> hope to
> be looking at 100's of questions by Sunday.  Then I will start the
> search
> for those people who can answer the questions.  Thanks and thanks
> again.
> glen W.
> From the heart of summer in Vermont.... where it is cool and sunny and
> all
> the tourists raise their hands to ask directions.
> Glen Williams
> 20 Dewey St.
> Springfield , Vermont
> 05156
> Tel: 802-885-2839
> Barbara
> MA Z5
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