Re: Longwood Gardens

Date: Tue Dec 28 1999 - 05:35:42 PST

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 08:35:42 EST
Message-Id: <aabcdefg4262$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens

Hi All,
not too put down Longwood, but when I was there last Feb the Neps also looked
pretty bad. I watched one of the people who worked there water the Neps (and
other plants) with water from a hose. It didn't occur to me to ask if the
water was distilled/deionized etc so its possible that what has been seen was
a result of salt buildups. I'm just guessing here from an observation.
In thier defense I can say this (from working in a collection type program
(at a zoo)) that if there has been a change in Curators/Directors than the
emphasis on the collection frequently changes. If the person in charge is a
cacti or orchid person then there tends to be a increase of effort spent on
these plants (or in zoos- snakes or lizards or amphibians etc). I too
remember as a little kid going to Longwood and looking at the many different
types of pitcher plants. This was part of the beginning in my interest in
I agree that e-mailing the Curator or Director to continue the work with cp's
is a good start, however if anyone down there way has time to volunteer a
little than maybe this will help increase or continue the work there with the
cp's. (I'm currently overcommitted with work at the zoo ).

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:32:09 PST