PLANTS: Survival Insurance for the Grower

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Divide each valuable plant, arrange with a growing mate to exchange cherished items and by means of these back-ups act as mutual insurance agents for each other; you could also have it mericloned to be fully certain. AU84-274
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