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Re: shopping

I don't really know. All of my growers are local and family owned so freight
is not an issue. Heating costs along with the price of resin for those
plastic containers caused and increased the cost about 5-7%. Fortuanately,
our garden center buys so much, that the growers ate the increase to keep
our business in most cases. Also, the market accepts it. Some folks complain
about the prices and know that they can get the basics from the BIG BOXES
but most folks are happy to pay extra because we have new and different
things as well as taking good care of our plants.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:17 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] shopping

> YIPES! At those costs I may have to work on starting my own seeds!
> Wonder why there is such a difference in price? Are there local growers or
> does everyone import them therefore having to add freight charges? Or just
> old supply and demand and what the market will accept?
> Donna
> >
> > Hi Everyone!!!
> >     I have been lurking due to the long days at the garden center. It
> > been in the upper 80's and Low 90's the last couple of days in
> > Denver...and
> > this morning the house is in the fog with a morning temp of 40. I have
> > gotten a few planters done...tomatoes...onions...boccolli, Imagaination
> > Verberna hanging baskets, waterfall jap maple(green) with blue fantasy
> > petunia aa an understory...not as much as I would like.
> >
> >     Two years ago, the Garden Centers of America toured Colorado on
> > summer road trip and commented on how well the local independen garden
> > centers worked together. They were also amazed at the prices that we
> > charge
> > and get for our flowers.  Are you sitting down...a flat of 48(1204) or
> > 72(1206) not mixed up goes for only $21.00 at my store and I may be the
> > cheapest of the independents.
> >
> >
> > betsy
> > evergreen ,co
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