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Re: Glowing Hostas

The more I think about Glowing hosta, I realize what a savings it could be.
I could line my stairs and sidewalk with them.  Do the edge of the patio.
It could cut the cost of my NIPSCO bill.  Then I could buy more hosta (That
includes yours Mary).

-----Original Message-----
From: LakesideRM@aol.com <LakesideRM@aol.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>;
<PHOENIX_HOSTA_ROBIN@home.ease.lsoft.com>; nise@onelist.com
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 5:18 PM
Subject: Glowing Hostas

>In a message dated 11/29/1999 2:15:23 PM GMT Standard Time,
> >Both of y'alls fantasies are possible with present technologies.  Glow in
> >the blacklight Hosta could be made with a green fluorescent protein from
> >jelly fish Aequorin (it is presently used as a marker of gene
> >transformation).
> > >>
>Glowing hostas, OH m, Jim this could be exciting! My first question was,
>the expending of energy needed for the glowing result in the plant being
>smaller than it would not be without the glow? Would this low energy level
>take enough from the plant to decrease its size?
>Guess this would allow us to offer a Halloween effect in the hosta garden
>summer. All jokes aside, it might be nice to have a few glowing hostas. I
>imagine a large silver blue or a small twinkling yellow but I doubt that I
>would want a large number.
>Roy tells me of his experience in the Philippines during world war 2. He
>that he actually gathered fluorescent plants that were woven into mosquito
>nets or ropes which the boys did not want to run into in the dark. He also
>said that it was possible to read by the light given off from a bundle of
>these plants.
>The thing that was surprising to me was that all of the plants of that type
>did not glow. I asked him if the glowing ones grew in one area and the no
>glowing in another but he did not remember it that way. Apparently glowing
>and no glowing grew together.  I just have to asked questions, so now I
>wonder were the plants male and female? He was not able to identify the
>in the mist of war.
>Now Ben Z. has said that he as well as I am guilty of gene tampering. I
>to state that I don't know what he is doing over there but I feel sure that
>anything I am doing here could be done by the bees if I could only train
>to move in my selected path. After thinking about my school for bees which
>mentioned last week, I have decided that I had it all wrong. I should
>the bees school. Next summer I will do more than try to avoid them as they
>work the garden.
>Mary <A
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