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RE: [hostapix] Wade & Gatton

  • Subject: RE: [hostapix] Wade & Gatton
  • From: "Pinterics, Michael W (MED)" Michael.Pinterics@med.ge.com
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 07:27:16 -0500

There was a hosta that I had ordered from
Van and was told no problem when I spoke 
with him. Unfortunately it didn't come 
up as strong as he had anticipated.  I was
thinking about trying to order it thru Wade
and see what happened.  But then I thought
there isn't any benifit to me to go behind
Van's back.  So that thought quickly 
perished.  I have a feeling that this might
be where some of the issue lies.


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen B. [mailto:abtrlife@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 6:57 AM
To: hosta-open@hort.net
Subject: Re: [hostapix] Wade & Gatton

Hi Diane,

I know the two are related, but there is apparently some bad blood 
somewhere. The employee who made the request was obviously very upset, 
but refused to explain her reasons. Below is a message posted by someone

on Hostapix.


"I got an earful the last time I called.
Wade and Gatton is Van and Shirley.  Wade is apparently one
of their Sons.  There is some sort of rift and ill feelings in the
deal some how.   I asked if it was something that Van his son
had gotten together on and.... well the response was don't ask,
and no.  I didn't want to dig into the details.
But if you wish to support Van and Shirley -DONT order on

Diane wrote:

> Actually, the employee was not quite right about the claim that you 
> can't order W&G plants through Wadegardens.com.   I spoke directly 
> with Van Wade about a month ago, and he mentioned that how this works 
> is that Tom, Robin and Ethan Wade are running Wadegardens.com for 
> online ordering. W&G sells plants directly to them for the online 
> catalog. Technically it IS NOT the same company, but all the plant 
> materials come directly from Wade & Gatton.
> I know it's a bit confusing, but for Van Wade, it's a much easier and 
> less expensive way to allow people to shop for W&G plants online 
> instead of paying a company to put up an "official" website.
> I hope this isn't too confusing. 

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