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Re: new hosta at Walmart

  • Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
  • From: "Diann Thoma" <diannthoma@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:07:21 -0000

(This is very humorous, Andrew!)

>From: "Ransom Lydell" <ranbl@netsync.net>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
>Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 07:54:08 -0400
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Andrew Lietzow
>   To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>   Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 12:59 PM
>   Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
>   It is pretty much true, that every hosta sold by W Mart, is one less 
>thet can be sold by a ligetimate nursery.  When contacted by them,  To 
>provide some local storesI told them NO !  The new hostas that everyone 
>loves to see, will simply stop being researched and introduced  for lack of 
>intrest and funding, if Wal Mart makes too many inroads into the market.  
>The good news (here) is, they carry about five of the old varieties.  One 
>of those is mislabled!
>   Thanks
>   Ran
>   IMO, Walmart is no friend to the Hosta industry.  They price cut and 
>   make it up on selling candy and clothes.  I don't have any clothes or 
>   to sell so I wish they would just go back to killing annuals and leave 
>   killing of the perennials to the professional nursery people.  <g> We 
>   doing fine killing off the perennials all on our own without help from 
>   mass merchandisers.
>   Hosta la Vista!
>   Andrew Lietzow
>   #1 Plantsman at http://HostaHaven.com
>   1250 41st Street
>   Des Moines, IA 50311-2516
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