hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: shopping

Freight plays a part in everything.  Maybe they didn't have to ship the
finished product, but the components had to arrive somehow.  The medium,
containers, etc. had to be brought in.  I ordered containers from TN - the
cheapest source I've found and freight was $75.  This has to be figured in
to the cost of the end product.  And how do you think they make all those
plastic containers? - petroleum products.  As I mentioned earlier, too, the
cost of potting medium is on the increase.  Peat moss is suffering
shortages, especially in eastern Canada (from where we import much of it)
This is due to poor weather the past 2 yrs.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] shopping

> I don't really know. All of my growers are local and family owned so
> 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
> 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.
> betsy
> ----- 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
> > does everyone import them therefore having to add freight charges? Or
> > 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
> has
> > > 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,
> > > 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
> their
> > > 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
> > > cheapest of the independents.
> > >
> > >
> > > betsy
> > > evergreen ,co
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement