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Re: what would you do?

  • Subject: Re: what would you do?
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:32:09 -0500

I agree, I'm not going to correct her. She's just repeating what the person who gave it to her told her.

I disagree somewhat that people don't want to be corrected. I do appreciate it myself. Of course, it must be done nicely, constructively.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what would you do?


I'm w/ Jim on that, though I know it would be tempting to correct her.
Trust me, people don't WANT to be corrected as I have found out the hard
way.

On 6/18/09, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

You're right, I just needed someone else to say that, I guess.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what would you do?


Me? I'd take it, be gracious, and plant it, maybe in a pot... Whenever
it bloomed or whatever it's supposed to do, I'd tell him it was
stunning and to thank his wife once again. Worst case is it maintains
civility at the office; best case is it might get you a glass of wine.


On Jun 18, 2009, at 6:56 PM, Kitty wrote:

I've been at my current job since the first of February.  Wonderful
bunch of people.  The guy next to me said his wife asked him to ask
me if I had Basket of Gold and, if not, would I like some.  I
haven't seen this plant in 10 yrs and thought it would be a nice
addition.  I said I'd trade her a Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa.

He brought me the plant this morning and, though I really didn't
recall Basket of Gold, Aurinia saxatilis, all that well, I knew this
wasn't it.  It looked very familiar, like an Oenothera.  Turns out
it is a special variety of Sundrops, Oenothera fruticosa
'Fireworks'.  I can't find any reference to this plant being called
Basket of Gold.

So, should I tell her?  I'd want to know and I don't mind being
corrected, but I've never met her.  Should I just be gracious and
thank her (via her husband) and say nothing or tell her how lucky
she hi to have this special Sundrops?

What would you do?

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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