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Thread #134670   Message #3068200
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Jan-11 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
At this point in time, there are so many species, benign and invasive, scattered all over the world, that planting native in the attempt to sort that out is fruitless.

Planting native plants to encourage the local wildlife is fine, but in this day and age, gardeners also have good options for appropriate planting from other regions and other continents for xeriscape reasons, for aesthetics, for food and other healthy uses (drugs, medicinal teas, pest control, etc).

I resent and resist Walkabout Verse's attempt to appropriate the sciences to his cockeyed religious views. (Even high-nectar exotics, such as Buddleia, that are very attractive to some native-fauna, should be avoided, because they upset nature's/God's balance God created evolution, too, that is.)

He presumes to speak for his god (who he probably considers THE god and insists is it the same god that other religions worship, thereby appropriating them) to proscribe what we shouldn't do as gardeners and to prescribe the type of planting we should do based upon his preferred dogma. It's a bunch of nonsense, and is useless the garden.

Go post your doggerel on your web site, WAV, and leave the gardeners alone to do their work as experience and science dictate.