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RE: website/orders


I'm surprised your cats don't bother it!  Sugar eats gekkos when one gets in the house, the little knothead.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 11 Mar 2003 23:12:28 -0500

>David,
>
>Bearded Dragons are a type of lizard from Australia. The live in hot,
>dry conditions. They can get to be about 18" long and are very tame.
>
>I'll put a pic on my web page tomorrow, as it's beddie by time for me! 
>
>Chris
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 7
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of David Franzman
>Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:51 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] website/orders
>
>You have a bearded dragon?  Uh, what is that?
>
>DF
>
>Chris wrote:
>
>>Libby,
>>
>>I've been growing three varieties of hibiscus indoors for years now.
>One
>>is as tall as I am!  I seriously doubt that hibiscus are at all
>>poisonous as I feed the leaves and flowers to my bearded dragon!  I
>>researched this mind you!  Also, I have cats!
>>
>>Chris
>>Long Island, NY
>>Zone 7
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>Behalf Of Libby Valentine
>>Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:21 AM
>>To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] website/orders
>>
>>David,
>>
>>I think you said it right on the mark in your email - 
>>although you are not primarily a mail order business, you will take
>>orders
>>and ship plants, so if interested, please contact you for details
>>including
>>available selection and pricing.
>>
>>something like that???  Makes it clear you are not mainly an on-line
>>retailer, but that you would be open to a mail order request.  Also,
>not
>>having prices listed makes the site more of an informative focus than a
>>sales focus.  
>>
>>And another question, not regarding your website though.  Your pictures
>>really do have me coveting one/some of those plants.  I would have to
>>keep
>>it potted so I could bring it indoors, or keep it indoors, but your
>care
>>and
>>feeding section has me thinking I could probably succeed with it.  Now
>>the
>>key question:  anybody know if hibiscus are poisonous to felines?
>>
>>Libby
>>Maryland zone 6
>>
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: David Franzman
>>To: Garden
>>Sent: 3/10/2003 10:35 PM
>>Subject: [CHAT] Thank you!
>>
>>Hi
>>
>>First, I think that most of you know this but let me repeat myself for 
>>those who don't know me as well as others.  By showing you the website 
>>I'm not in any way soliciting for business on this list.  You are all
>my
>>
>>virtual friends and I don't like selling my friends.  In fact, I've 
>>given these plants to my friends particularly the ones who have helped 
>>me in the last couple of years.  I sold insurance for a very short 
>>time...months...because those are the people they want you to sell to.
>>
>>Now having said that we (sorry I've used we and I in this letter)
>really
>>
>>appreciate the feedback, suggestions and compliments for the site. 
>> Linda (the wife unit) said "What a great group of people!"  We've 
>>written all the suggestions down and I can't think of a solitary one 
>>that wasn't on the mark.  So, just to tell you, we will:
>>
>>Make the thumbnails smaller to accomodate those with less than DSL:
>>speed
>>
>>The main page will have something that states we are talking of  
>>Tropical Hibiscus
>>
>>Make it clear where we're located
>>
>>Somehow indicate the size of the blooms  (anywhere from 5-11")
>>
>>Double check my pronouns
>>
>>I'm also going to soften the invitation to the greenhouse.  It's not 
>>really meant to be a retail outlet.  Some traffic is ok but not a 
>>constant stream.  That may have been too enticing.  Not for you folks 
>>though...you can come anytime you'd like.
>>
>>Make it clear we're not a "store" however, we do ship and do take
>>orders.  
>>
>>Which brings up another question:  I don't want it to be a store like 
>>Amazon or some online nurseries.  Too many headaches.  I do ship though
>
>>and would take an order over email or the phone.  Can anybody think of
>a
>>
>>good way to say that?  Besides I promised the guy I bought the starts 
>>from that I wouldn't compete with him with online business and also I 
>>like the personal contact anyway better than annoymous orders.
>>
>>Please, if anybody has any other suggestions or comments I/we would
>love
>>
>>to hear them.
>>
>>Thanks again.
>
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