Professor Tumiłowicz Is Given a Tough Nut to Crack
Professor Jerzy Tumiłowicz recalled:
I can remember Mr Penderecki’s first visit to Rogów. Even before we properly greeted each other, he was already asking, with great precision, whether we had one rare species of a Chinese maple in our collection. We did, and one sapling found its way to Lusławice. (...) Krzysztof Penderecki is one of those 19th-century amateurs who (…) can give many an expert a tough nut to crack
Tumiłowicz helped identify species (it was he who confirmed that a sweetshrub growing in Lusławice was in fact a new variety). He frequently engaged in lively debates with Stanisław Dudek, the chief gardener.