Robert Beer (
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 19:17:47 -0700 (PDT)

Well, four of us showed up on IRC last night - one from NYC, one from LA
area, one from Nashville, and me, from Seattle. Interesting that the
person who proposed this linkup was absent...:)

It was a fun conversation - talk about differing growing conditions,
local climates and what prospered and what didn't, various nemeses in the
form of pinguicula-plucking birds, large trampling dogs, and
Sarracenia-chomping raccoons (am I the *only* one?!), and soil mixes.
Also various observations on a thin-white-guy-oprah-wannabee and his talk
show guests, but that is another story. :)

It would be fun to have this again with more involved -- might I propose
that every Tuesday night be #flytrap night on irc -- and maybe with a
compromise on the time, say 10:00 central or mountain time instead of
pacific time so that more east-coasters will not be deprived of their
beauty sleep? :)

I'd like to hear other ideas, if say, more people have a better night to
do this. I think it has potential; judging from how plant people of all
species love to yak about their plants!