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Re: Blizzard on the way, Chris' catalogue

Could you give the catalog site again? Can't seem to find it.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 11, 2006, at 6:41 PM, Kitty wrote:

> Chris, I haven't had as much time as I'd like to look through the  
> catalog. the photos of course are striking.  I like the layout and  
> the personal comments.  If you could bear a teensy critique...I'm  
> reading about Winecups - lovely, I want some! - and you write, "As  
> I mentioned earlier, I love to let this meander..."
> People usually jump around catalogs, especially online.  They don't  
> read them front to back (My sister reads everything back to front!)  
> It's nice to make connections between entries, but that's too  
> vague.  Now I'm wondering what it was you were talking about  
> "earlier" and should I get it with my Winecups, and darn! what page  
> is he talking about?
> The icons are great, very descriptive.  I like the fact, too, that  
> you include the plants' native range.  The light, moisture, and  
> drainage indications might take a little getting used to, but they  
> are much more descriptive than a simple sun or waterdrop icon.  It  
> shows you've put a lot of work into these entries and that you are  
> willing to share a lot of in-depth information with your customers.
> Another note on pictures.  Would it be possible to have 2 pictures  
> for some entries?  I'm thinking of the Cimicifuga/Actaea entries.   
> A close-up of flowers or berries is intriguing, but for something  
> like this, a photo of its habit would help.
> Still not enough time right now to look at everything, but I've put  
> it in my favorites so I can look some more and watch its progress.   
> Also, when our display Garden groups get done planning their wish  
> lists I can check back to place an order - and maybe some winecups  
> for me!
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher P. Lindsey"  
> <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Blizzard on the way, Chris' catalogue
>>> Well, it sounds as though we are really going to get some winter  
>>> weather
>>> this evening!  High winds and a full moon should make things  
>>> interesting
>>> here on the water! I've got enough cat food for a few days, so I  
>>> don't need
>>> to go shopping! We humans can always eat p & j!  I actually have  
>>> to go
>>> outside and try to relocate what's left of the pallets of stone  
>>> that were
>>> delivered this summer. If not, some unsuspecting snow plow driver  
>>> might be a
>>> bit mifted when he hits a load of river rocks buried in the snow  
>>> tomorrow!
>> The storm can't seem to decide if it wants to hit us or not.  We  
>> keep getting
>> large, lazy flakes for a while and then suddenly it's clear and  
>> calm again.
>> At any rate, I bought groceries, some cables that I needed, and most
>> importantly, the pieces that I needed for the toilet that broke  
>> upstairs.
>> So if the storm lasts too long I'll at least have a place to sit.  :)
>>> I finally glanced at Chris' catalogue. There are a lot of plants  
>>> listed! I'm
>>> looking forward to reading your descriptions of some of the  
>>> things offered.
>>> Will you have all of these available? The pages look well  
>>> organized and
>>> uncluttered. Looks like you are off to a good start!
>> Thanks!  I was starting to wonder if it was so bad that nobody  
>> wanted to
>> say anything.  :)
>> I do plan to carry everything, although a lot of it can't be  
>> shipped until
>> after April 20th.  Some of it needs a little more growing on time  
>> and stuff.
>> I've been plugging away, at it, but I keep finding new plants to  
>> add. It's
>> making things difficult!  Last week's episode with my computer,  
>> boiler, phone
>> lines, toilet, and other stuff slowed things down, but hopefully  
>> I'll start
>> to catch up again this weekend.
>> I *am* interested in any comments that you have about the catalog  
>> layout.
>> What things didn't make sense?  What kinds of plants grabbed you  
>> the most?
>> The least?
>> I do have a new appreciation for nurseries, though.  I'm amazed  
>> that they
>> can stay in business with all of the hidden costs.
>> Chris
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