Re: Allellochemical competition w/neighbors
Subject: Allellochemical competition w/neighbors
> This time, I really promise to shut up and not talk so much. I
> really do. Really. "Edna, enough! don't encourage that young
Don't stop! I'm learning a lot, and I'm happy when I'm learning.
BTW, I learned the hard way about Black Walnuts. We have a number
of them on our property. Not knowing thier reputation, I planted
a number of _expensive_ azaleas withing their spere of influence.
I lost them all :-(
One more thought/question on allelochemicals in aquatic plants.
If I understand correctly, most aquatic plants eveloved from
terrestrial models. Might it not be that the allelochemicals they
do have are left over from their terrestrial life? Then to take
it a step further... Even if they don't "purposely" use their
allelochemicals to advantage in the wild, might we not be seeing
signs of it in the closed system of the aquarium where all sorts
of toxins build more easily?
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.