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Oakland Tribune Newspaper Archives May 5 1974, Page 315

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - May 5, 1974, Oakland, California Botanical Garden. Continued 28 the first significant addition to the Garden was the acquisition in 1930 of a Large collection of rhododendrons Rich in species comprising More than a thousand specimen plants positioned in what is still in 1932 or. Joseph f. Rock the collection and was inspired to form a botanical expedition to the great River trenches of China. It was an exciting Day in 1933 when boxes and crates filled with plants and seeds arrived from China from the expedition. Noted horticulturists of the time gathered around As the boxes were opened. Included in the collection were dried plants representing varieties and seeds of More than 1250 species and varieties. Professor goodspeed studied and compared them with plants of America and Africa hop ing to shed Light on Geo logical history of the Pacific and on the question of land Bridges that Mav a flip America and Asia. It was expected the seeds rhododendrons Primula rare conifers and Broad leaved Trees would provide Many new plants for gardeners in the area. T t in subsequent years Many expeditions to South America were car ried out some led by James West a colourful figure of the period some by or. Goodspeed himself and much later by Paul c. Hutchinson in Uii Lour groups set out to explore the reaches of the Andes in South America. With Headquarters in Buenos Aires one group went southward to Tierra Del Fuego one went to Bolivia and Peru one to the chilean coast and the last out from Bolivia to the Eastern flank of the Andes. Garden from the Golden Gate International sex continued on Page 33 South Side of Strawberry Consort As it appeared in 1916 when it Wos a Dairy ranch. Fountains we have them from birdbathsfromj19.95 Garden benches animals Etc. Water Wilcox carpet studio specialists in floors windows Sam the carpet Man hours Mon. Thru Fri. 9-5 sat. 104 closed sunday we carry a full line visit us at the Home cow Palace. Lucchesi Art studio 1077 Macarthur 636-0739 carpets linoleum draperies dec. Shades Woven Woods vacuums sewing t com Cuil Omert in Coy area for 30ycart. Carpets draperies upholstery 2324 Alameda Avenue her fat Stottl Alameda 522-0242 cent. Tit. 19j676 make mom really Happy j with a gift from Airport or atom x Fine furniture appliances comfortable Recliner chair in durable Vinyl White Motorola portable great buy 95 i 1 portable i bp3103kn your Choice of dishwashers built in 2-Levci convertible 2-Cycle new a nerf s Twobull Tylour portable 3-Cycle appliance furniture appliance furniture two croat stores to serve you 20286 hesperian 783-3494 2491 first St Hayward Livermore 447-9087 Chin sunday 1j-4 til 9 ecu ii Mon. Io-9 in wtrf., fii., Sot. 10-6 c 3 o i m

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