Actually I am a real person, a graduate of Pomona, class of '85(GO BRONCOS!), and am currently working as a gardener specialist on the Landscape and Horticulture Services team at Pomona. It's the Kellogg Rose Garden that's taking it in the shorts and I'd like to recover it to it's former glory. I was reassigned 2 years ago and left it in other hands that didn't keep up (short-handed as usual state facility)
. I'm the passionate one that dedicated the most effort and it sort of fell by the wayside
Anyway, the thrips are really devastating and as I said most of our efforts have had limited impact. I was hoping someone in Florida, the first infestation area, or maybe somewhere between there and here would respond and give me some of their experienced input. I guess I'll have to go bother Christian to get his input as well. There really isn't much communication between facilities, academics and tenants unfortunately so I've had to find information anywhere I can.
Sorry if I sound fake, I'm tech-challenged, don't do this much and have a weird sense of humor. Please forgive and bear with me as I try to fit in.