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Re: the economy

I like yarrow because it dries very well for fall and winter arrangements. 

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2010 1:39:52 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] the economy 

Zem, re HD: 
Since I now find myself with almost nothing with which to stock my little 
nursery (though I do have some things that need digging) I headed over to HD 
as they are advertising $2 quart perennials. I had to drive clear to the 
other side of town because they closed ours. I couldn't find any; asked the 
clerk. She said that they were sold out and they can't get anyone at 
corporate to answer their call about how to get more. 

I needed a few things at Menards so, while there, I checked theirs. They 
had lowered the price on their quarts to $2, probably in response to HD's 
ad. I picked up 20. I was tickled to see that they had an Epimedium. You 
don't usually come across Epis in big box stores IME. Also found some 
Allium cernuum, which I've always wanted to try. Also got some Little 
Bluestem, Carex Frosted Curls, Geum, Penstemon, etc. I picked up a Paprika 
Yarrow, too. I don't like Yarrow but shoppers here seem to crave the weed. 

neIN, Zone 5 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net> 
To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 8:44 AM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] the economy 

> Kitty, I couldn't agree more. The garden center at THD has been much 
> busier 
> than it was last year. We can't keep plants in stock! This year we are 
> getting lots of items from my friend's nursery here in La Grange -- Brown 
> Turkey figs, native honey suckle, scented geraniums, and others. Most of 
> the other shrubs and annuals are grown in Tennessee, too. I know people 
> like to get locally grown plants, and I'm sure yours are outstanding. I 
> knew your reputation would get around. Congratulations!!! 
> zem 
> zone 7 
> West TN 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net> 
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:37 PM 
> Subject: [CHAT] the economy 
>> ....has rebounded. At least here it seems to have. 
>> All year I was unable to take my vacation time, office was too hectic. I 
>> ended up taking almost every afternoon off in March to get it in before 
>> my 
>> anniversary date. March was so deliciously superb that I got a ton of 
>> stuff potted - and more in April - together with what I'd potted last 
>> fall 
>> and some items I'd ordered. I ended up with well over 800 pots for my 
>> spring plant sale. I had to take 2 days off just to set it up. It's a 2 
>> day association garage sale and rain was looming but it looked like 
>> Friday 
>> would be safe. Still, I thought I'd end up stuck with half my stock and 
>> have to lug it back into the backyard. 
>> Word got out and the eager buyers swooped in at 6:45am Friday. They 
>> picked me clean - even the seedlings and cuttings still in the backyard 
>> that I was holding over for use in my August sale. Everything gone. 
>> Fast, 
>> very fast. People were grabbing things I hadn't even tagged yet because I 
>> thought I'd get to them for Saturday. People that showed up after work 
>> wondered where the sale was. I had to apologize profusely; this has never 
>> happened before. And then there's tomorrow. Geez, I hope it rains so I 
>> don't have to face them. 
>> I think people are ready to shop. At least for plants they are. 
>> Kitty 
>> neIN, Zone 5 
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