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Re: succulents

Let me add what I think is another dimension to this. And that is the internet. Many collectors or officiandos of rare and unusual plants do a lot more swapping than buying. I can't tell you how many requests per week I get at Dave's Garden for seeds or cuttings of plants I've photographed. I've traded cuttings and seeds with people in India, Turkey, Portugal, Australia, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Surinam, Puerto Rico, Israel, and probably other places I can't remember. The web has made this possible--you can consummate a swap in minutes, get it into the mail in hours, and enjoy the results in a few days--and it will cost, max, $5-$6 for postage.

On Aug 13, 2008, at 12:29 PM, David Franzman wrote:

Hi Noreen

I know exactly what you are saying.  What was once rare is no
longer really rare in the market place however the folks with money are quite often the collectors who are willing to pay a premium for fine plant material from reputable growers. For the greater number of consumers who can't really tell the difference between a succulent and a woody shrub they shop at where ever they can get the least expensive material in the largest pot. Since the big box stores use plants as a lost leader to bring in customers the smaller growers are really having a hard time. Rare plants is one way they are trying to stay in the business without selling their souls to Lowes and Walmart.

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Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 86 F [30 C]

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