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spike(6a)July 16, 2004

I hope there is enough interest to to make this a popular forum! So what genera have been placed in a new family today? ;-)

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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

Wow. Thanks Spike!! I expect I'll lurk here alot just to find out the latest goings on in the plant world. :-D

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 1:29PM
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evaAC(z5 IL)

Very cool, I am going to be teaching Botany in a few years, I can come here and ask questions so I don't look like a ding-a-ling in front of my students!! (High school, they can be so evil)

Eva

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 1:40PM
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The_Mohave__Kid(Nevada)

I'll contribute what I can ... great idea.

Good Day ...

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 2:48PM
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chaman(z7MD)

Wish came true. I am glad that GW opened this new forum.This will give us opportunity to understand the scientific facts about plants and their use as vegetables,
which in turn will help us growing healthy vegetables to harvest rich crops.
Thanks a lot.

chiman

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 3:26PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Thanks, Spike. You're the best.

Al

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 4:33PM
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ecobotanist(Sierra Nevada)

I am looking forward to this! I am curious whether you use a specific botanical system of classification and nomenclature? I rely on Cronquist; as he wrote it. Alas, there are other versions out there that took liberties with his system (for example, Hickman et al). In the last 20 years, the Cronquist system has become the standard; but, of course, herbaria and botanical gardens tend to still rely on older works. To add to the confusion, hosticulturalists often use a different approach. I am certain that we will encounter some of these issues here. Best wishes!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 6:36PM
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miac23(CA Coast Z8)

OH!! I am so happy. Botany was my favorite subject in high school and in college. I'm sure I will be spending way too much time here. :-) Thank you Spike!
Mia

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 6:44PM
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agnellok(Z9 So. Calif)

Good choice !!!
I'm taking the Master Gardener classes in the fall.I'm sure I'll be asking alot of questions.
Karen

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 7:26PM
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Trygrower(z8 TX)

Thanks for the welcome. How big a subject is botany?? Answer: It is a very big subject. Let's start out with crapemyrtles (one word). Call them Lagerstroemia indica if you wish, but please don't call them "crepe myrtles." Let the French keep their crepes suzette, and we our lovely crapemyrtles. They are in gorgeous bloom right now, and are such a gift to the landscape!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 8:47PM
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shelley_r(7b NC)

What a wonderful surprise to see this new forum. I've recently realized that I have to learn some botany in order to identify plants. Can you believe that I was a natural sciences major in college, and was certified to teach biology in grades 7-12, and I had NO botany courses. Thanks for the opportunity to catch up. I'll be here every morning with my coffee before work.

Shelley

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 7:48AM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

Wow and Thanks Spike!!
My favorite subject.
I too will contribute when I can.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 11:13AM
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suzi7

this is great, i'm planning on getting certificate on either master gardener or horiculture following season. this is gonna be good!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 11:35AM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

YEHAA botany chat...

im a botanist by training and a gardner by choice.

froggy

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 5:02PM
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quercus01

hey, so this forum was just added? i'm hoping there will be some botanists on here that i can learn from!!!

Alex

    Bookmark   July 18, 2004 at 4:44PM
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foxykitten350234(z6)

Thanks Spike!
Foxy.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2004 at 11:29PM
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cjlambert(6b Tulsa)

This is great! I have just enough botanical training to be dangerous, but it gave me a desire to know everything I can about the plants around me. If they could walk, they would rule the world. Where would we be without them??

Thanks Spike!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2004 at 5:44PM
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marilou(z4 IA)

I took Master Gardener classes last year and wondered at the time just how big botany was as a field of study. Now I get to find out! Thanks, Spike!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2004 at 1:09PM
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gardengardengardenga

Thank you Spike...I new hang out for me!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2004 at 10:20PM
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catalina_101(UK)

I've been waiting for this forever!

I'm two courses away from my undergrad degree in botany. My experience has been in genetic-y areas, taxonomy, non-vascular plant ID and physiology, as well as vasc. physiology.

Thanks spike!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2004 at 11:59AM
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