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From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdel.com> on 1998.01.21 at 16:19:39(1859)
In case you missed it:

The new K. Van Bourgondien & Sons catalog, have some amazing color
photos, but my favorite is the Arum italicum picture. The great seed stalk
picture was missing foliage, so they magically sprouted zantedeschia foliage
around the base to take the place of the missing arum foliage. Perhaps we
should have a contest to see how many of the pictures have foliage of a
different plant.
Tony Avent

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From: Al Wootten <awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 1998.01.22 at 09:14:57(1860)
Tony Avent writes:
> In case you missed it:
>
> The new K. Van Bourgondien & Sons catalog, have some amazing color
> photos, but my favorite is the Arum italicum picture. The great seed stalk
> picture was missing foliage, so they magically sprouted zantedeschia foliage
> around the base to take the place of the missing arum foliage. Perhaps we
> should have a contest to see how many of the pictures have foliage of a
> different plant.
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From: Don Martinson <dmartin at post.its.mcw.edu> on 1998.01.22 at 10:26:21(1861)
>Tony Avent writes:
> > In case you missed it:
> >
> > The new K. Van Bourgondien & Sons catalog, have some amazing color
> > photos, but my favorite is the Arum italicum picture. The great seed stalk
> > picture was missing foliage, so they magically sprouted zantedeschia
>foliage
> > around the base to take the place of the missing arum foliage. Perhaps we
> > should have a contest to see how many of the pictures have foliage of a
> > different plant.

I've another "award" story, altho not aroidally inclined. Last year,
Spring Hill Nursery offered a Buddleia collection, all supposedly
B.davidii, but one which included a bright yellow variety. Now to my
knowledge, the only even remotely yellow buddleia is B.globosa, which has a
very different flower form than davidii, but what they did was to take a
picture of a white B.davidii, flip the photo about the vertical axis, and
color the flower color yellow. You could hold up the pictures side by side
and see that they were of the same plant! Caveat emptor!

Don Martinson

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From: Clarence Hester <hesterc at leguin.acpub.duke.edu> on 1998.01.22 at 12:49:49(1862)
Tony Avent wrote:
>
> In case you missed it:
>
> The new K. Van Bourgondien & Sons catalog, have some amazing color
> photos,

Tony,

Now that you mention it, what about the variegated Canna? Do you think
that's for real (the picture representation)? When I first saw it, I
was shocked thinking it might be Canna Stuttgart at the amazing price of
4 for $13.25. Obviously it is not, but it sure got my attention.

Clarence Hester

From: stacy holtzman <sholtzma at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu> on 1998.01.22 at 12:56:34(1863)
>>Tony Avent writes:
>> > In case you missed it:
>> >
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From: Duane Campbell <dcamp at epix.net> on 1998.01.22 at 13:04:33(1864)
At 12:28 PM 1/22/98 -0600, you wrote:
>
>I've another "award" story, altho not aroidally inclined. Last year,
>Spring Hill Nursery offered a Buddleia collection, all supposedly
>B.davidii, but one which included a bright yellow variety.

I was suckered in by the "yellow" lilac from Wayside a few years ago. It
takes a powerful imagination to see yellow. It is white, and not a very
good white at that. I cut it down last year. But the photo shows primrose
blossoms and some very sick looking grass in the background. They altered
the color balance of the photo to help it out.

Duane Campbell dcamp@epix.net

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