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Author Topic: Plants flowering in the open rock garden.April May '09  (Read 44018 times)

Maggi Young

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Re: Plants flowering in the open rock garden.
« Reply #240 on: November 11, 2011, 01:47:27 PM »
Great to see all these wonderful plants. Here is one that flower for the first time in my garden now: Solms-Laubachia retropilosa.
I wonder who invented the terrible two capitals. The Vienna Code and Plant Names Index explicitly present Solms-laubachia.
Quite so,  but the average computer  prefers a captial after any hyphen and this can easily go un-detected.... :)
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Plants flowering in the open rock garden.April May '09
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2011, 02:03:15 PM »
Maggi,
It is a perfect explanation. Nevertheless, the two capitals became for unknown reasons
standard in The Alpine Gardener. It is a pardonable error, but people could
expect that it is correct orthography.
Josef N.
gardening in Brno, Czechoslovakia
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Maggi Young

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Re: Plants flowering in the open rock garden.April May '09
« Reply #242 on: November 11, 2011, 03:05:01 PM »
We have certainly tried to avoid such problems in the International Rock Gardener and the Rock Garden.

 Perhaps a note on this matter might be best sent to the Alpine Garden Society, Josef?
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Re: Plants flowering in the open rock garden.April May '09
« Reply #243 on: November 11, 2011, 03:47:40 PM »
We have certainly tried to avoid such problems in the International Rock Gardener and the Rock Garden.

 Perhaps a note on this matter might be best sent to the Alpine Garden Society, Josef?

The AGS publications, such as the Alpine Gardener, have, for a long time, abused the Capital Letter.  More times than not whenever the word 'member' or 'show', for example, is mentioned, the words are capitalized.  I have no idea why this is done, but it just adds to the sense of pomposity that some feel is associated with the AGS.  The capitalization isn't always done, so the AGS should seek out that random-ish Capital Letter generator and put it out of its misery once and for all. 
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