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  upcoming IAS show and sale
From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway at ncsu.edu> on 2004.08.27 at 17:12:32(12063)

I've been meaning to send this email for some time, but have just been too

Was talking with an IAS member some weeks back and he mentioned that there
used to be a contest at the IAS show and sale where individuals would enter
their largest specimen of Pistia (water lettuce). He said some were huge.

Would there be any interest in reviving this contest? Sounds like a lot of
fun, especially for kids.


From: "Albert & Febie" <mrknight at charter.net> on 2004.08.27 at 21:37:40(12065)
I would love to do something such as that but I have yet to get one. I will
definately begin my giant for next year.
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From: "Patricia Frank" <tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2004.08.27 at 23:52:18(12066)
Unfortunately it is now illegal to own a pistia, let alone show the plant at the show. I brought in one in the crystal award that goes with it and had it taken by our Plant Inspector.
So there goes our fun. Alan Fernandez would not be pleased.


From: "Arthur, Brian, Sean Myers" <amyers1 at redrose.net> on 2004.08.28 at 00:16:06(12067)
Since when(or where) is it illegal to own pistia? It is still sold here
in PA in all of the local nurseries and when i had water gardens i
always had it..

Sean Myers

From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2004.08.28 at 00:44:30(12068)
why are they illegal? kind of odd.
>From: "Patricia Frank"
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
>To: alan_galloway@ncsu.edu, Aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
From: "Peter Boyce" <peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2004.08.28 at 00:55:54(12069)
The world has gone mad...

----- Original Message -----

From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.08.28 at 02:39:11(12070)
Probably because they have become invasive in Florida and a few other states and clog waterways like water hyacinth. I dont think they are illegal in my state yet, (South Carolina) but I know they have invaded a few of our coastal waterways to a lesser extent, (they most likely die back like water hyacinth during the colder winters.)
From: Floral Architecture <floralartistry2000 at yahoo.com> on 2004.08.28 at 03:56:21(12073)
I'd like to add a few more items to the "Illegal"
list, Morning glories, Persicaria, Houttynia, all
mints and oregano/marjoran, you get the idea.

From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2004.08.28 at 18:54:19(12077)
this is only in florida, right? they still sell all of those at garden centers here in california
>From: Floral Architecture
>Reply-To: Floralartistry2000@yahoo.com,Discussion of aroids
>To: Discussion of aroids
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] upcoming IAS show and sale
>Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 20:56:21 -0700 (PDT)
>I'd like to add a few more items to the "Illegal"
>list, Morning glories, Persicaria, Houttynia, all
>mints and oregano/marjoran, you get the idea.
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