I always give away my spares, and I sometimes trade them.....but I never sell them.
I always give away my spares, and I sometimes trade them.....but I never sell them.
Carnivorous plants growlist:http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....t=17597
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Gardening is supposed to be fun and relaxing. *When it becomes un-fun and stressful, it's time to cut back a bit. *
My mantra, as a gardener who uses native plants almost exclusively, is to share them with other people. *Answer questions about them. *Dig the planting holes if you have to....you are creating good will! You are helping to educate people about your particular specialty, and sometimes all it takes is the gift of a seedling to spark an interest. *AND, plants and seeds are no fun at all unless they're shared freely, IMO. *Anyone want some lobelia cardinalis? *How 'bout some virginia waterleaf? *LOL! *
It is a good thing, I think, to have a reputation as being an expert. *The job of an expert, IMO, is to make new experts, new bearers of the torch, if you will. *And from what I have read around these forums, you have done so, Tamlin. *Kudoes to you! *Now kick back and relax. *April
\"People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution; they don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible,\" Jamie Raskin, to Senator Nancy Jacobs.
Wait a second! Tamlin isn't a 25 year old Asian chick whose father owns a greenhouse? Uh oh! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
Thanks for the D. enodes & stelliflora gemmae! They are blossoming as we speak.
Here's what I know...
Last fall a package was sent to a school. *The package was laden with Drosera seed. I am told the package had 20 packs of seed complete with detailed growing instructions. These handwritten growing instructions were copied and distributed to about 40 children from two classrooms who each split a pack of seed to cold stratify and grow. Out of the 40 children, at least 35 germinated their seed successfully. *The other 5 probably ditzed out and forgot to keep their seed watered properly, their loss in my opinion. Of those 35 who were able to get their seed to germinate, at least 30 have seedlings that have not been attacked by fungus that are actually thriving. There are 30 children out there with 30 trays of seedlings each bearing a mini stake with the binomial of their seedlings AND the name of Tamlin Dawnstar at the bottom of the stake. The seed was sent as a gift and the giver of the seed (Tamlin) would not even accept compensation for postage.
Which reminds me... the seed was germinated in containers saved from a lab then sent to the teacher in the classroom by Jim Strauss... the poster directly above me. He wouldn't take any money for postage either.
Right now that classroom has so many plants it glows at night from the light you can see through the windows from several blocks away. There are plants blanketing every surface and rammed into every corner and they are starting to stack them on shelves in front of the windows. *Every counter top has seed germinating under lights. *
Lots of "legends" in these threads as every last plant that was sent to that teacher that those kids have in that classroom was sent by other members here who also refused postage. When I walk in there and look around I see plant stake after plant stake with familiar names on them. The whole room is laced with mini plant stakes with the names of members from Terra.
Rock on William.
Oh...Darn, just when I was looking to trade another one of my gold ore specimens.Originally Posted by [b
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LOL Jan! *You got him where it hurts! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] *Tempt him with that and he might give his whole collection.
William is now and never was about "fame" and "legends". *He was and still is a wonderful and caring human being. *He has spent years and years sharing both his knowledge and his plant material to the betterment of the CP community. *No one will ever know the hours and hours spent not only in the growing, but seeking new plant material to propagate and share, answering emails, PMs and forum questions, seeking plant identifications, packing and labeling packages, and hauling his butt to the post office time and time again. *I doubt there is anyone else anywhere who has logged the hours he has to help the people in this community without a thought to "making money."
William is one of only a handful of the "luminaries" (or whatever you want to call those who count themselves in the "scientific community") who was willing to get down to the level of AnyGrower Doe. *It never mattered if you were someone who wrote books or published papers or if you were just starting out and killing D. capensis left and right. *Anyone who gave him respect got it back in good measure regardless of skill level, race, creed or age. *He loved a good plant discussion and shared equally with all. *He worked hard to study the plants and their seeds for taxonomic identification. *He worked hard to grow the rare plants to try to get them "out there" to everyone so it wasn't just the "elite" who had them and to make them no long "rare" and expensive. *He gave everyone a fair shake. *And so his mark was made not by the plants he shared but by the **SPIRIT** of dedication and caring of this very special person.
I wish there WERE 10,000 William Dawnstars in the CP world. *If there were, there would be few plants that would not be available readily and of reasonable cost to those who want to grow them.
William Dawnstar...you are no legend. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] *You are a very real human being who is gifted with plants, music and words. *You are kind, generous and intelligent with a wicked sense of humor.
You have my love...as well as love and respect by the vast majority of the community for the PERSON you are...not just for the plants you gave away. *This love was EARNED and is well deserved and has nothing to do with fame, papers and titles. You biggest gift was and is your HEART.
Enjoy your semi-retirement. *Maybe some day the plants will call to you again and the spark will return.
"Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome
errrrr, ahhhhh, ehhhhh.....well, <blush> GORSH! I dunno what to say.
One thing is you can stop talking of me in the past tense, see voo play. I am still here and I plan on being here for another century or so, but yeah, it is semi retirement I guess, at least for a couple of seasons.
Y'all better take care of those plants I sent out 'cause someday I'll be knockin' at your door, hat in hand again! I am just taking a break after all.
As for the past donations, it was my pleasure - and as for future donations it will remain my pleasure! I get great satisfaction from seeing forum members share and spread the plants. I've watched green newbies become skilled growers within their chosen genus and take up the teaching in turn. Hearing the children are enjoying the experience sure makes me smile! This is the BEST for me. Those ripples will continue to spread I hope. I hope it very much because I still love these plants more than anything (although not anyone) on Earth. I may not choose to cultivate them, but they will forever hold my heart - just as do you all.
Lauderdale, you sure know how to get to a girl!!! Let's talk [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Heck, bro' you have a life long blank check for CP from me, long as I got em! Who you kidding!
"Grow More, Share More"
Tamlin, good to see you around! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
No one will ever tell you to **** off here, or I will give them the boot. Infact, if there is still anyone on this forum who gives you grief, just let me know. Wink Wink. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
\"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey
LOL!! Leave it to jimscotscoot to keep an impossibly old story from ever going stale.Originally Posted by [b
Everybody, let's squish together and form a circle around Tony and sing!
Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.
man Ozzy, PAK and Laura nailed Tamlin better than i could.
Tamlin thanks for the Utric addiction.....i think, not sure if Darla thinks its a good thing but everytime U. lateriflora or sandersonii "blue" or any other lavander or purple Utric blooms her eyes do light up. glad you r still coming around and just say the word and ill send a chunk of U. pauliniae back home to yah. BTW its only 7 weeks till i head over to the mountains, hopefully i can find yah another nice sapphire