From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.03.04 at 09:53:55(15384)|
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Friday, March 2, 2007 12:09 AM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : [Aroid-l] Re: Santa Leopoldina/spiritus-sancti treatise by Steve
Hear hear, Russ, well said.
We don`t have to agree w/ everything said or posted on Steve`s pages, but
EVERYTHING you have so elloquently pointed out is so very true.
Should anyone dispute anything on his pages, Steve is always willing to
consider changes that improve the informative contents.
If anyone can not stand it, just do a page/site of your own!
Keep up the GREAT work, Steve, and thanks, Russ for reminding all of us what
the true 'price of coffee' really is.
Folks, I'd like to ask some of you to lighten up and count your blessings|
regarding Steve and his quest for information about the common name P.
Santa Leopoldina, and P. spiritus-sancti. Steve has provided an
immeasurable service to this group and the Aroid community in general, not
only with this informational project but with several others, including a
magnificent recent photo-history of the spathe development of a rare
Anthurium which has been lauded by experts as a highly important endeavor.
Steve's purpose in all this is to simply answer questions we all have
about Aroids, he rarely makes an opinion of his own. His interest in this
is strictly horticultural enlightenment, Steve has no hidden agenda,
period!! And folks, he doesn't HAVE to do this at all, he gives us the
benefit of his exceptional writing and photographic expertise out of love
and interest of Aroids. In the process, his volunteer endeavor does cost
Steve some pretty significant money.
There are individuals out there who have criticized Steve for such
over-opinionated trivial issues as punctuation, not being 'scientific'
enough, and other nonsense. He's been told to 'go to hell'. Those of you
with self-serving interests regarding plants you purchased as 'true' Santa
Leopoldina that are now unidentified plants cannot blame Steve for your
error. Steve has posted on his site the opinions of some of the most
informed experts in this field. These facts and opinions DO NOT come from
Steve, he's simply acting as a clearing-house, a focal point for this
discussion, and has no agenda to influence the information he posts one way
or the other. I'm confident that the over-zealous criticisms directed at
Steve are from a few interested but misinformed growers with self-serving
issues. Personally, I think we can afford to lose these few individuals,
but we can't afford to lose Steve.
I understand Steve has in fact received from people who matter greatly,
thanks and praise for his efforts and countless hours of research, writing
and editing, professional-quality photography, and computer work regarding
the 'Santa Leopoldina' and spiritus-sancti treatise. If you also appreciate
his efforts, a friendly word from you would help counter the negativity he's
received, and would go a long way in keeping him among us.
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