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  Invasiveness
From: Floral Architecture <floralartistry2000 at yahoo.com> on 2004.08.30 at 09:03:53(12120)
The invasiveness comes when they jump from the planted
field and go wandering on their own. We cannot say
that rice is invasive. Pampas grass is. A simple
afternoon drive along the central CA coast will prove
that. Sure, the strong will survive. But by the powers
that we have, we can cater to the underdog and
preserve the natural state of things and not loose
those things that are precious. If you ask me if I
would rather see pampas grass along the Big Sur coast
or the millions of other natives, I will choose the
natives every time. Monoculture = Monotony.
Down with the strongest!!
I don't think it is WE that don't want the Pampas, the
native don't want it. It is their home, not ours that
is being taken away. How would you feel if someone
came and said, get out. This is my home now. Get out
or I will smother you. I'm sure you would not be too
happy.
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From: "Bamboo Chik" <bamboochik at earthlink.net> on 2004.08.31 at 03:40:16(12134)
Actually, Uncle Sam is doing that to my daughter right now and she is
having to leave all her beautiful gardens behind in the name of eminent
domain...I wonder how many beautiful, native plants will be lost to the
future pavement in this sleepy N. GA area?...If you wish to get technical,
we humans are one of the worst invasive species there is. Too bad we can't
learn to control our own populations....b.f.n...deb/S.AL

. How would you feel if someone
> came and said, get out. This is my home now. Get out
> or I will smother you. I'm sure you would not be too
> happy.

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