2 responses to “UBC Winter Garden”

  1. qcronk

    Echoing Daniel’s comments, although the “vegetable travelers” link contains a wealth of interesting information, much of the information (particularly on domestication) has been superseded by more recent work. For instance, the author gives the old theory of the origin of sweet corn: hybridization with Tripsacum in the South American Andes. Maize is now thought (on good evidence) to have been domesticated by simple selection from an annual teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) in southern Mexico not more than 9,000 years ago.
    Matsuoka Y et al. (2002). A single domestication for maize shown by multilocus microsatellite genotyping. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 99: 6080-4.
    Doebley J. (2004). The genetics of maize evolution. Annu Rev Genet. 38: 37-59.

  2. Ron B

    Flowering rhododendrons down here currently spoiled by frosty nights.
    Like Cupressus arizonica ‘Blue Ice’, C. arizonica ‘Silver Smoke’ is a Duncan & Davies nursery of New Zealand introduction dating from 1984 or earlier, in North America by 1985.

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