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Re: One person's opinion

So, Mary, who are the bad guys?  Maybe we retailers can apply some pressure.

Floyd Rogers, Butterfield Gardens

At 09:43 PM 5/24/2000 EDT, you wrote:
>Doing what is right should not have to be enforced by law.  If man were only 
>half what God wants him to be then we would not have to write rules to
>right and wrong.
>This leads into the fact that it is wrong to approbate another's property.  
>For this reason I cannot understand why supposedly upstanding members of the 
>AHS feel they have a right to take a plant that has been developed by a 
>hybridizer. The hybridizer has spent years working to produce the plant.  In 
>a period of the 10 to 15 years the plant has cost considerable in time, 
>energy and money.  When the get rich quick person, that can't take time to
>the necessary work to make their on varieties, throws that new plant into a 
>TC lab it becomes impossible for the hybridizer to recoup the cost of 
>producing and registering the plant.  
>I feel strongly that the above described action is dishonest.  At present I 
>know of at least 4 people that are working behind my back, never mentioning 
>to me that they plan to mass produce my introductions.  If you are among the 
>group you can now know that I have no respect for you.  You are trying to 
>line your pockets at my expense.
>There may not be a written law saying it is wrong but I ask you how do you 
>sleep at night?  Two other people have done this to me in the past few
> I have discovered their deed only by reading someone else's report or 
>finding the plants on a wholesale list offered to the public.  These two 
>people did not have the courage or the decency to even call to inform me of 
>their action which had a great influence on my plans for the following years.
>At this time I would like to add that Jim Anderson at Winterberry Gardens
>Walters Gardens have been completely up front about all of my plants and
>I really appreciate their code of ethics.
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Floyd Rogers
Northern Illinois Hosta Society
Butterfield Gardens
1-877-GRDN CTR
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