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Re: Labeling needs some TLC

JMFLIES@aol.com wrote:
Am I reading in between the lines right..............that YOU don't
know where each and every one of your plants are located?
Hi Joyce,
That would be an affirmative, Joyce.  When the collection grew from 65 to 400+ in one year, I labeled only about 150 of them, and some of the labels faded in the sun (Dan Nelson warned me, but I've been waiting for the cost of the UV resistant labels to drop below $750.  So far, no luck), and now they are all hopelessly confused as to who each of them are.  They are good children, mind you, it's just that you ask them, "And what is YOUR name, there, little streaked fellow"?, he may or may not come back with a quick answer.  It is not quite that bad, but we do have a ways to go relative to those who have already attained perfection.  And, while I have been labeling mine, I've spent a little time trying to help label Rosanne O'Harra's.  I've considered that job even more important than getting my own done.   

Perhaps the only think left to do is throw them all away and start over again...  Tee Hee Hee....

(NOT!!!)  I'm an abstract random thinker while Mike is likely concrete sequential.  While he is busy straighing out the world, I'm learning about DNS, apache, CGI and Perl (the computer gig) and about exons, introns, mRNA, and codons (the Hosta gig), and just basically trying to keep myself and the world confused.  And I'm having WAY TOO MUCH fun to slow down and try to organize it all, oh my no.

So, I am always just in awe of people who enjoy doing that kind of thing, and are able to do it.  And I've talked to my brain about it until I'm blue in my face.  Apparently that half of my brain is not in communication with the other half.  It's hopeless and I might as well face it...

Yes, Mike and you set the standard.   There is little doubt in my mind...

(I might add, however, that I did manage to keep about 3,000 plants and 250 varieties labeled correctly in the nursery.  It's the show garden that needs the TLC).

Andrew Lietzow
#1 Plantsman at http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st St
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516

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