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I had my annual plant sale this weekend. I took in $1700, of which about $1500 was plants. I have 20 pots left.

A nice young girl stopped by late this afternonn hoping to pick out a few plants. She explained that she was newly married and they have their first home and she wanted to try her hand at gardening, but she was afraid she wasn't very good at it. She bought a package deal of 100 bulbs and plants from MICHIGAN BULB last year and only 6 are showing any sign of life. Even the Lily of the Valley isn't up yet. I told her to stop buying from MB and gave her a couple of relatively inexpensive catlogues from reliable mailorder nurseries. Then I dug up about a 15 inch square chunk of Lily of the Valley for her.

I had hoped when Gardens Alive took over the Michigan Bulb group that they would clean it up a little instead of continuing shady practices with, for the most part, crap products. MB is where a lot of newbies start because they see it in the Sunday paper. Then when things go wrong, they think it's their own fault, are dejected, and quit. I really hate that.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
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