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Re: A moral question

  • Subject: Re: A moral question
  • From: "Dan & Lu Nelson" <Hostanut@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 23:05:52 -0500


I believe as a spokesperson for the hybridizers you are doing them a

The correct steps to profit from hosta hybridizing are well known among the
crowd you and I hang with. Your insistence that most or all hosta hybridizers
are being morally mistreated by the nursery industry is misleading and false.
You are breeding discontent and it is not a good thing.

Don't spoil the fun hosta hybridizers are having by constantly suggesting that
they should be making big money from their hobby. You are just setting them up
for a big let down. You and I know it has never been that way and most likely
never will.

You have mentioned several times that TC destroys the value of a hosta. The
value of a hosta should be measured by the enjoyment a gardener gets from
growing it, not it's cost. 'My Child Insook' at $100 is no more valuable than
'My Child Insook' at $20. Maybe you mean earning potential instead of value.

Dan and Lu

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