[OGD] Welcome back Mr. Easton

  • From: Dennis Read <judgedr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "orchids@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <orchids@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:59:14 +0000 (GMT)

I have missed your antipodean rantings against Brits. However hard you try you 
cannot get away from the facts that whilst you Antipodeans and Americans were 
killing off your indeginous people and the Europeans were enslaving the 
Africans, Indians and Far East peoples (as well as enslaving their own 
peasants) there were some Europeans travelling the world gathering plants and 
 It so happened that in England there was a brilliant botanist( Proffesor 
Lindley) and a far sighted Orchid Nurseryman(Sanders) who started regularising 
both orchid species and hybrids.
None of your rantings can take this chip off your shoulder.
Neither Isobyl la Croix or the RHS change Genera as you will see if you read 
the excellent book issued by the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens by PeggyAlrich 
andWesley Higgins-
An Illustrated Dictionary of O rchid Genera
I presume your biggest gripe is that as a hybridist you will have to learn a 
lot of new names
Keep the rants coming. Please do not stop them as they just feed my sense of 

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