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Re: throw away society/shopping


It just seemed strange.  It was $30 and there was only one.  The sago palm
looked healthy enough, but it was just too bizarre to see it allglued
together like that.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society/shopping


> I have received cacti in a similar situation. The purveyors swear that
> if you water, it trickles in, but I don't believe them. I had to
> literally chisel the cacti out of that "cement" with a screwdriver and
> hammer. The plants had no roots, as whatever they were in was solid
> from top to bottom. Fortunately, the cacti happily rooted when I
> replanted them in something suitable. Don't know that a sago would be
> as forgiving, but then I have no experience with them.
> Cathy
> On Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 11:49 PM, Theresa wrote:
>
> > In a word- no!  I can't imagine it would be live plant for long.  I've
> > seen
> > them do bonsai-type plants that way, and for me I kill bonsai's
> > anyway- so
> > it doesn't really matter.  But a sago palm?  it will actually look
> > dead when
> > it dies (unlike those little bonsai junipers- they stay green even
> > when they
> > are dead- kind of like petrified plants)
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Kitty
> > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 8:40 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society/shopping
> >
> >
> > Speaking of plants in terra cotta...
> >
> > I was in Lowes today and they had this cute little Sago Palm in a wide
> > shallow terra cotta  pot.  The pot was topped off with gravel and the
> > whole
> > thing appeared to be GLUED in place.  This is a live plant, but you
> > could
> > turn the whole thing, gravel and all upside-down and it wouldn't budge.
> > Does this make sense?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 9:04 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society/shopping
> >
> >
> >> I went to the store today (well sort of -Orchard Supply, not the
> >> mall)to
> >> purchase the first present from a store rather than online.  I've
> >> bought
> >> almost everything online this year.  Orchard had very nice spring bulb
> > kits
> >> (narcissus and such), some in terracotta pot, and others in copper
> >> pots.
> > I
> >> really liked the copper ones ($10) and it was just what I needed for
> >> my
> >> husband's aunt.  If my husband wasn't so averse to the smell, I would
> >> have
> >> bought one for myself too!
> >>
> >> Theresa
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> >> Behalf Of Kitty
> >> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 4:03 PM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society
> >>
> >>
> >> Godi,
> >> Glad you found the movies you were looking for.  I know that for many,
> >> perhaps most, people, hitting the stores and sharing Christmas cheer
> >> while
> >> you're at it is just as much a part of the season as the giving of
> >> those
> >> gifts.  But personally, I've had been through too many Christmases of
> >> not
> >> being able to find just what someone wanted.  This year many of the
> >> items
> > my
> >> family wanted were CDs, DVDs, and video games.  It's a drag to get to
> >> the
> >> store and find the movie he wants in dvd, but only in regular format,
> >> not
> >> widescreen.  Or the video game he wants is only in stock for nintendo
> >> and
> > he
> >> has Play Station 2. And she wants the latest Dido recording, but is
> >> 2002
> > the
> >> most recent?  And no, not the 2000 version of Rocky & Bullwinkle, the
> > newer
> >> one.
> >>
> >> Then there's the 40 pound 'portable' workbench.  If Sears is willing
> >> to
> >> offer it at the same price online with free shipping direct to your
> >> door,
> >> why would I want to go to the maul and have to carry the 40-pounder
> >> half a
> >> mile to the far reaches of the parking lot?
> >>
> >> I find whatever possible online and then go to some stores for what
> >> must
> > be
> >> purchased locally.  Franks didn't have the Norfolk Island Pine I was
> > looking
> >> for but they had a big clearance (75%off) on floating candles and
> >> half off
> >> on baskets.  My niece didn't ask for candles, but I know she loves
> >> them.
> > I
> >> filled a basket full of floaters of all kinds and even found a bowl to
> > float
> >> them in. Inexpensive enough so's I could add them to her CDs and DVDs
> >> without busting a budget.   So I had fun shopping without knocking
> >> myself
> >> out trying to find elusive items.
> >>
> >> I realize online shopping doesn't appeal to everyone, but it has
> >> served me
> >> well and allows me to enjoy the season more.
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: <Godigarden@cs.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:58 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society
> >>
> >>
> >>> Melody,
> >>> I ordered the movies at Amazon.com. Since we were discussing "throw
> >>> away
> >>> society", I just wanted to add my two cents about how annoying it
> >>> can be
> >> not to
> >>> find parts or in this case videos at stores that are convenient to
> >>> shop.
> >>> Godi zone 7
> >>> Mt. Vernon VA
> >>>
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