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OT:$$$ for misnamed plants

From: StorYlade@aol.com

Hi Talkers,

Much has been said about misnamed plants on this list.  Perhaps too much?  
Anyway----to re-cap--I bought four roses at Wal-Mart this spring. Only one 
was true to it's name. When the last of three misnamed roses bloomed, I went 
looking for a place to vent a little steam.  The package said Wal-Mart & 
Better Homes & Gardens, but the address to write in the event of problems was 
the rose grower, printed in much smaller letters on the back, Star Roses of 

I wrote them a relatively short letter, listing my complaints:  Peace, a pink 
tea rose, bloomed a rose colored floribunda, Tropicana proved to be a 
beautiful red tea rose, and the third rose, an old climber named Joseph's 
Coat died.  After I mailed my letter, I relaxed and forgot about the misnamed 
roses.  Unless, of course, I walked past them or watered them!  You get the 

Imagine my surprise when I opened a letter today containing a check for      
$5. 98, a rebate from Star Roses!  

Betty from Bowling Green, KY.

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