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Re: Question for mail order folks

As it just so happens, there is a law already on the books.
Just has not been enforced or paid attention to up until the past couple of years or so. If you pick up a container at one of the big box stores you will see the container size listed on the side of the pot with in both oz, quarts, etc *and* ml. Also source and address with name of plant. For the past two years I have listed this information in the front of my catalog. Each description now has container size A or B after you look up the size description in the ordering information section. For all the good intentions and standardizing that is going on, it don't mean a thing, folks. Just tells you about the container, not the contents. You still have to be an informed consumer, do your homework. A plant can mature and bloom at 3 inches... can sell it to you in any size pot I want to put it in..... or.. everyone has picked up a trade gallon with a plug in the middle that has not been gown on before putting it out for sale.... plants are not standardized widgets pulled from a shelf after manufacture.... they are living, growing, changing...... there is a lot of trust built into the plant market far outside the price of a plant.
   Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message ----- From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
call them 10-inch pots, not 1-gallon
Jim, I'm not sure you would get customer acceptance stating this honestly.
Perhaps an explanation at the beginning of the catalog...something on the order of "gal means "trade gallon" which holds 3 qts." But nobody does this. Maybe
it's time they did. Kathy

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