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Re: Lidar workshop next ENTS rendezvous?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:13 pm
by Larry Tucei
Steve, I second what Bob said. I hope you enjoy your cabin stay. Send us some photos if you feel like it. I hope you get better. My Mom had shingles, not fun. Larry

Re: Lidar workshop next ENTS rendezvous?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:22 pm
by Steve Galehouse
Bob-

Thanks for the kind words and commiseration. Unfortunately, the industry(garden center) I've been involved in for the past 35 years seems to be in it's death throes. The general public(customers) have become less sophisticated in the last 20 years, and plantsmen are no longer in demand. A few varieties of purple-foliaged Weigelas have supplanted dozens of varieties of Kurume azaleas, because the gardening public wants "color". "Crimson King" Norway maple continues to be a star, despite(because of?) having foliage the color of a week-old knee scab.

Fewer and fewer people recognize the somewhat subtle beauty of an Amelanchier, a Hamamelis, Sassafras, Franklinia, and on and on. Not about native plants, but about plants that don't scream and club you with "look at me".

My fist love is native plants, trees and shrubs especially, but all plants interest me. There is just a lot of unfortunate marketing out there, which effectively narrows the field as far as real appreciation of plants in general.

Steve

Re: Lidar workshop next ENTS rendezvous?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:34 pm
by Steve Galehouse
Larry Tucei wrote:Steve, I second what Bob said. I hope you enjoy your cabin stay. Send us some photos if you feel like it. I hope you get better. My Mom had shingles, not fun. Larry

Thanks Larry-

I think four fingers of Jameson and a four pound smallmouth might help assuage my condition of rash and redundancy. I'll post pictures upon return. I hope the fish are bigger than the trees!

Steve