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Re: Question for mail order folks

Like many have said, the most important consideration is -- reputable  

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Dec 23, 2006, at 5:32 AM, Gene Bush wrote:

> As it just so happens, there is a law already on the books.
>    Just has not been enforced or paid attention to up until the  
> past couple of years or so. If you pick up a container at one of  
> the big box stores you will see the container size listed on the  
> side of the pot with in both oz, quarts, etc *and* ml. Also source  
> and address with name of plant. For the past two years I have  
> listed this information in the front of my catalog. Each  
> description now has container size A or B after you look up the  
> size description in the ordering information section.
>    For all the good intentions and standardizing that is going on,  
> it don't mean a thing, folks. Just tells you about the container,  
> not the contents. You still have to be an informed consumer, do  
> your homework. A plant can mature and bloom at 3 inches... can sell  
> it to you in any size pot I want to put it in..... or.. everyone  
> has picked up a trade gallon with a plug in the middle that has not  
> been gown on before putting it out for sale....
>    plants are not standardized widgets pulled from a shelf after  
> manufacture.... they are living, growing, changing...... there is a  
> lot of trust built into the plant market far outside the price of a  
> plant.
>    Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
>> call them 10-inch pots, not 1-gallon
>> Jim, I'm not sure you would get customer acceptance stating this  
>> honestly.
>> Perhaps an explanation at the beginning of the catalog...something  
>> on the order
>> of "gal means "trade gallon" which holds 3 qts." But nobody does  
>> this. Maybe
>> it's time they did. Kathy
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