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Re: A Request from Cornell University's Hosta Gardens

Dear Mary and Dave,
 I have a mature Formal Attire you can have.
John Dash
Fairport, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: Mrgrthumb@aol.com <Mrgrthumb@aol.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Cc: mfh6@cornell.edu <mfh6@cornell.edu>; cdj7@cornell.edu
<cdj7@cornell.edu>; dlj8@cornell.edu <dlj8@cornell.edu>
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 1:02 PM
Subject: A Request from Cornell University's Hosta Gardens

>Dear HostaHOLICS,
>As a result of taking our Upstate New York Hosta Society on a fantastic
>special guided tour of the Hosta Gardens at Cornell Plantations this past
>fall, I volunteered to send an appeal out to those members who are able,
>donations of some Exotic Varieties to add to their collection.
>Therefore, the following is a request directly from Mary Hirshfeld, their
>plant curator.  I realize that these are varieties most of us simply have
>our wish list for "Maybe Someday," but if anyone can spare even one
>I'm sure they will be most appreciative.  She wrote the following to me:
>"Cornell Plantations currently has over 150 cultivars of Hosta displayed
>throughout the Herbaceous plant collections, including the Groundcover
>collection, Rhododendron collection, and the "Dean's Garden," a campus
>built to honor the Deans of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
>encourage all of you Hosta enthusiasts to make a trip to Ithaca, NY to
>through these gardens and enjoy the diversity of our Hostas.  Your comments
>and suggestions on cultivars that should be added are always welcome, as
>your tips for growing difficult cultivars/varieties.
>If you have any of these Hostas in your collection and would be willing to
>part with a division that I could add to the collection at Cornell
>Plantations, please let me know:
>Azure Snow,          Bridegroom,          Don Stevens,          Tattoo,
>Strip Tease,       Flame Stitch,
>Formal Attire,         Heart's Content,    and Fried Green Bananas
>If you can help out with donations or would like information on visiting
>Plantations, please e-mail Mary directly through:  mfh6@cornell.edu
>Thanks for your time and consideration,
>Dave Jennings
>Cofounder and First President
>Upstate New York Hosta Society
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