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Re: sales


Fran,
    There is a HD not far from my garden center whose garden dept is run by
a friend of mine. She is very concerned about her stock and does a great job
of keeoing things in order. And that is the exception. There had been some
rumors that HD was not going to pay their suppliers for their plants unless
the SKU was run through the registrers. So I guess if a rack of plants went
unwaterd by some inconsiderate employee, that grower did not get paid. I can
not imagine that the plant suppliers would agree to that, but I guess if you
are lucky enough to get an HD plant contract, maybe the loss is small
compared to the gain. The HD in my area at least gets a lot of their nursery
stock from Hines NUrsery out of CA and OR. That is a big national grower.

Betsy
Evergreen Co
It's trying to rain. They say we are in the monsoon season but I havent seen
it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "fm4re" <fm4re@swbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] sales


> I guess that I'm lucky that my local Home Depot is pretty good about their
> garden section.  This year, they had quarts of perennials for 1.59 and I
> went nuts!  Also allowed me to experiment with some penstemmon and
veronica.
> Was able to stock up on hens and chicks for the strip along my entry
> sidewalk.  BUT my heucheras are doing beautifully!  Finally a plant for
> those partially shaded areas that seems to make it in this heat.
>
> Fran, OKC
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 10:37 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] sales
>
>
> I don't even bother to look anymore....
>
> Donna
>
> >
> > Our HD is the same. Makes you want to cry. Too bad there is not a
> > Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Plants!
> > Cathy
>
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