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Re: Question for mail order folks


Same here Chris!

On 12/21/06, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> I agree with Ceres. I rarely buy plants mail-order, but when I do,
> size-cost is definitely a factor. I would advise, however, to enable
> apple-apple comparisons--that is, call them 10-inch pots, not 1-gallon
> pots.
>
> On Dec 21, 2006, at 3:58 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> >    I'm sorry that I've been so absent from the list lately.  I've been
> >    so swamped, burning the candle at both ends and sometimes in the
> >    middle too.
> >
> >    And, as usual, I only came back to steal advice from all of you...
> >
> >    I'm working out my ordering for next year's plants in the nursery,
> >    and some of them are pretty darned expensive.  For example, I can
> >    carry mature Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' in gallon
> >    pots, but it cost me $13 wholesale (not including shipping).
> >    That means that I might sell it for $20 or $25.
> >
> >    My question is whether or not you consider pot size when purchasing
> >    mailorder, or if you're strictly interested in price.  I see that
> >    Wayside has a 3" pot for $20 -- if you were shopping, would you
> >    buy one from me for $25 instead?
> >
> >    Just taking an informal survey.  :)
> >
> >    Thanks for any insights!
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > P.S.  They may still be worthwhile for farmer's markets or something
> > too.
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Kemp TX
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