From: alan at unity.ncsu.edu on 1999.08.16 at 01:42:11(3580)|
.. another testimonial ....
To follow up what several others have said that attended the
International Aroid conference earlier this week, it was a
For those that may have thought this conference would only be
about tropical aroids, that would have been a mistake. There
were 2 talks on Arums and 2 talks on Arisaemas. And 2 talks
on Amorphophallus. All in all, a well balanced program
on our favorite plant family.
Having a chance to meet new aroiders, as well as renew old
friendships was fantastic. It is always great to attach a
physical face will a well-known email address.
Tom, Beth, Cheryl, and so many others put on a splendid
conference. A superb program on aroids, a plant sale, a
welcoming party, and who could forget the auctioning of
Deni Bown's out-publication Aroids book...not only did the
highest bidder get a collector's book, but also received a
kiss from the author.
Having the conference at the Missouri Botanical garden was
perfect for any gardener, no matter what type of plants you
collect and grow.
For those that didn't make it this year, mark your calendars
for the next one at Kew. Now to rest up from all the