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From: Ernie O'Byrne <nargsbs at EFN.ORG>
Subject: Re: Fine Gardening
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I believe that not including Plant Delights as a source is probably a
universal policy decision of Fine Gardening, which does have its merits.
They want to avoid a conflict of interest, or even a perceived conflict o=f
interest. In other words, someone writing about a certain product should =not
also be providing that product for profit. That policy is very common in =the
publishing industry.

It irritated my wife and I no end, when the local newspaper would not eve=n
say that we were nursery owners when we wrote for them. They used somethi=ng
like, "The O'Byrne's have 25 years experience in landscaping." Well, at t=he
time, we weren't even doing landscaping any longer! But they were very
sensitive to the perception that we were plugging our own stuff. I might =add
that we don't write for them any more.

Ernie O'Byrne
Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene OR 97402-9284
Phone: 541 935-3915
FAX: 541 935-0863
Eugene, Oregon is USDA Zone 8a on the map, but we can only grow Zone 7
plants reliably. Member of NARGS, SRGC, RHS, American Primula Society,
Meconopsis Group, Alpine-L, Arisaema-L, Hellebore Group

-----Original Message-----
From: Arisaema Enthusiast Group (AEG) Discussion List (and other hardy
Aroids) [mailto:ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL]On Behalf Of Bonaventure
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9:40 PM
Subject: Fine Gardening

Too bad the editors of the magazine screwed Petra and Plant Delights by n=ot
including them in the sources for Arisaemas. We should flood them with
letters of protest.

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