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Re: Fuchsia

Thanks Jim.  Last night I found her email address in some old papers.  I
wrote her and blamed it on the messenger.  I wrote that Ricky wrote me that
she wanted tricolor upright fuschia and he obviously lost something in the
translation; could she help me out?
She had also requested 6 Casablanca lilies which we already have in 2
gardens, so the main pretense of the message was to suggest 2 other
varieties because (again) Ricky doesn't like the different gardens to
duplicate. (Ricky [HortEd] doesn't mind being the scapegoat in such
The biggest hassle I had in these requests this year (pardon me if I already
wrote about this) was that another garden requested very specific varieties
of petunias, verbenas, and something else.  They did not want me to
substitute.  They gave me copies of where they found them online.  Well,
their online "source" was Better Homes & Gardens which simply featured them;
they don't sell them.  I explained this to her and that I found no source
and we could take our chances locally in May, but I doubted anyone would
carry them here.  She wrote me back that she had contacted an editor at BH&G
who gave her a source in PA. I t was the grower BH&G had interviewed.  I had
to explain to her that this is a grower who sells to wholesalers who sell to
distributors who contract with outlets.  They aren't going to sell us 6 of


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:06 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuchsia

> That would be my guess. But I'd call her anyway; just tell her that
> someone as obviously intelligent as she is must know you can't order
> plants by common name.
> On Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 08:21 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > I've got a request for " tricolor upright fuschia ".  Does anyone know
> > what
> > this means?  Would it be those little Fuchsias sold as annuals around
> > here?
> > I kind of hate to call her and ask as she chewed my head off the last
> > time.
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> >
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> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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