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Re: Examples of harm

In a message dated 99-09-18 17:57:48 EDT, you write:

<< Those plants that are not registered will be shunned.  And what does the
 membership gain by pretending these hostas don't exist?  Absolutely nothing. 
 a friend offers you a division of Embroidery, or even Blue Seer, Savannah, or
 Tatoo, will you say "No thank you, it's unregistered". >>

Thanks for your explanation, Chick, I appreciate it and it helps.  

I don't believe there is anything anyone can do to stamp out the presence of 
unregistered hostas in my garden or anyone else's.  Those of us who suffer 
from the obsession see a plant which appeals to us and absolutely must have 
it in the garden --- this won't change and I've never gotten the impression 
that anyone within the AHS believes it will.  I have also not gotten the 
impression that the AHS is out to control what individual's grow in their 
personal gardens --- is this not a bit of overstatement?

I believe most commerical growers will continue to produce and sell whatever 
they believe the consumer wants --- business is business after all.  You have 
been quite outspoken as to your unwillingness to "cow" to such policies --- I 
am one of your loyal customers --- you supply a superior product, registered 
or not --- I still have every reason to believe it will not affect hosta 
gardening as I know it! ;-)

As to the four plants listed above, I grow three of them and I don't consider 
the fourth worth having --- but you should know that 'Tatoo' has been 

Thanks, Chick!

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