Re: [pfaf] Re: planting on public land
- which is another reason to keep it around, even if it is non native.We need the bees. We need the other pollinators. Bees are the mostimportant ones, and without them we'd starve if some other speciesdidn't take over the role. Also they make honey which, raw, hasmedicinal properties, and popolis (spelling?) which is antibiotic.Christine
And I see far more pollinators on my purple loosestrife than I do on my lilacs.
From: trenthillsmike <trenthillsca@...>
To: pfaf <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:08 pm
Subject: [pfaf] Re: planting on public land
WADR, as long as we are on the planet we will move species from one location to another and we will breed species to be more suited to our needs. So much for "purity". The challenge is to know where to draw the line. Sometimes it is clear; often, it is not. I find most of the native species discussions asinine. Where I live we have lilacs and purple loosestrife, neither of which is native to North America. Lilacs are far more widespread than purple loosestrife and often are so thick that nothing else grows where they are growing. Yet it is purple loosestrife that is the bad boy. And I see far more pollinators on my purple loosestrife than I do on my lilacs. On the other hand Vitis riparia is native and is a scourge in the wrong place.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Christopher McCOY <chrismccoy3@...> wrote:
> Apologies to continue this thread, but some point need to be recorded here:
--- In email@example.com, "Gaardenier" <gaardenier@...> wrote:
One of the last of the Prunus genus missing here, we are looking for is the Desert Peach or Prunus Andersonii. While it is true to seed, I start my search here, to add in my collection-addiction. Trades are possible also.
Maybe someone has a reliable source for seeds?
vriendelijke groeten, Kind Regards,
Leo Aerts, alias Gaardenier from Flanders - belgium