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Re: RE: Money Makin' Time!

Auralie, Donna, Zem,
Thanks!  You know it's not the money itself that's important to me, but what
it represents.  Well, yes, I definitely can use the $, but a successful sale
also means that people like what I've done.  This is the most $ I've ever
made on this sale and I could have sold more.  I had put out one lone flat
of periwinkle that was a mess because it  accidently got dumped and tossed
back in the flat.  I didn't think anyone would want it, but there was a
slight altercation between 2 women wanting that $1.25 flat.  Beyond that,
though, the weather was perfect, the timing was perfect, my yard looked
fantastic IIDSSM.  Side by side red and white dogwoods blooming, Redbuds
budding like crazy, tulips blooming to perfection, loads of Spring
Starflower abloom, Pasque Flower blooming boldly.  Grape hyacinths and
mini-dafs, Wood Anemones, creeping phlox.  Many folks asking what *that*
plant is (Hellebore).  and, of course, I was able to sneak a moment a few
times to drag a few friends that stopped by to the backyard to show them my
Glaucidium.  The sale is hectic, but it is so very gratifying.

Re > Sounds like to day should be find a comfy lawn chair
Sounds good to me, but my MG Nursery group scheduled a work session this
The garage is a wreck and I have to spend a day this week putting everything
back to normal, but it can wait.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 9:24 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: Money Makin' Time!

> Congrats on the sale Kitty...... glad to hear it was a success for you!
> Sounds like to day should be find a comfy lawn chair, tall glass of
> lemonade and day to relax.....
> Donna
> !
> >
> > Well, it's over - thank God!  We had the most fantastic weather Friday
> &
> > Saturday.  I spent Friday trying to set up my plant sale while having
> to
> > deal with neighbors who wanted first pick.  It took until 9pm to
> finish.
> > The sale was today from about 8 to 2, but most transactions took place
> > between 8:30 and 10:30.  My sister described it as feeling like being
> > swarmed by locusts. In the end I sold all but a handful of about 450
> pots
> > and made a profit of $1003.00.  Probably $40 was actual garage sale
> stuff;
> > everything else was plants.  Highest price was $9 on a very nice
> Geranium
> > wlassovianum (that I sort of hoped wouldn't sell. but I still have one
> I
> > didn't dig).  I sold about 45 pots of spring03 hosta seedlings in 4
> inch
> > pots for 50cents each.  Frankly, Daryl, if I can get $9 for a geranium
> at
> > a
> > garage sale, I think your MG group should reconsider their pricing.
> >
> > Kitty
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