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Re: shopping


This place I went to is high, $14.99 a flat.  But I go there because she
always gives us a discount.  I think flats of annuals are usually
around$12.99 here, but you can keep your eye out for sales at $9.99.  I
don't buy flats of annuals for myself, so I don't pay close attention.
BTW - I do grow a favorite annual geranium from seed, the AAS winner, Black
Magic Cherry.  I found a real deal on the internet from Harris for 50 seeds
for about the price of 25, so I went for it.  They sent me 25 - it was a
misprint. When I asked, though, they sent me the other 25.  Mind you, I
don't NEED 50, so I put some of the seedlings in my sale for 50c each and
they sold. (I always put stickers on these plants indicating to wait to
plant after 5/15 and to harden them off)

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] shopping


> I started last weekend since the weather wouldn't
> cooperate for anything else....
>
> So I am curious... what is the going rate for a flat
> of annuals in everyones neck of the woods.
>
> Here they are more expensive than previous years. Flat
> of 48 is 9.99, although some of the high end garden
> centers are considerable more.
>
> Donna
>
> --- Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> > The weather seems to have broken [but, yes Bonnie,
> > we will wait until the
> > 10th to plant ;+)] so I shopped for annuals today
> > for the Display Gardens.
> > Rather than chew up all of my day off tomorrow, I
> > made the biggest stop
> > today.  12 flats of Coleus, Sweet Alyssum, Begonia
> > semp,  Bacopa (Sutera),
> > Verbena, and Portulaca, as well as pots of  Persian
> > Shield, Dracaena spikes,
> > Parsley, Salvia, Purple Ftn Grass, and Sempervivum.
> > Tomorrow I'll try a few
> > other places for what this place didn't have -
> > Tidalwave Petunias, Fiber
> > Optic Grass, Cleome, China Aster, Scaevola 'Zig
> > Zag', Fuchsia 'Firecracker',
> > Thunbergia, PM Millet.  Everything else I did by
> > mailorder.
> > And boy, were they busy! Everyone had the same idea
> > of getting a jump start
> > on the weekend.  And geez, it was hot!  Clear skies
> > and lots of sun.  This
> > see-saw weather is a pain.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
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