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Re: plant sale

Sounds like your sale is a great success.  And while I do order 
somethings from Garden's Alive- they are also misleading in their 
descriptions of products, have lousy customer support (ever try to find 
out the ingredients in one of their products??- it is impossible), and 
claim some things are "biological" or "natural" that turn out to be 
chemicals afterall.  So, I guess I'm not surprised they didn't fix MB, 
since they have problems themself at Garden's Alive.

Pam Evans wrote:
> I hate that too Kitty.  It takes a lot of convincing to get people to try
> again!   Congrats on your sale, sounds like it was a great success!
> On 4/26/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>> 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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