Re: New Lowe's
Yes, but our government, in its infinite wisdom, may not see things the way
you do, Jim.
Laws are laws and apply equally to all... or something like that. We
will eventually see where it all comes out.
I am not so sure their source this applies any more... if it ever did.
Lets say I order wholesale plugs to grow on for 6 months to a year before
retailing. Am I now the source..... I have been growing them for a year in
my area. Lets say my wholesaler used tissue culture to come up with his
starts... did he do his own TC or order TC f rom another source to grow on
and rewholeslae to me? Where did the plant come from that was used in the
TC? If my plug went through TC it has never seen weather... been in labs and
greenhouses all its little life. Will my wholesalers have to tell me their
Lets say I order in some shrubs to grow on. They come in 4 inch pots.
Cuttings. Where did the shrub come from they took cuttings from. Perhaps my
supplier is in PA, but the shrub came from TN. Perhaps my supplier ordered
cuttings from another source in Sweden, who in turn obtained their source
from who knows where....
While I try to give enough information for a gardener to make an
intelligent decision about the plants I offer, including zones, the gardener
has to take responsibility and do his home work on the plant he/she is
seeking. Even then, I can only go so far... sometimes I do not know all the
details. Most nurseries do not and never will. World and trade has simply
become too globe orientated.
Gardeners who come by and purchase a shrub from me will assume it is
from Indiana, I suppose....??? Even I do not have a clue where the shrub
originated. I have grown my stock for a year locally. From southern or
northern part of its native range... I do not know.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <email@example.com>
Gene, seems to me that if you accept responsibility for the plant, that's
close enough to a grower's location for mail-order nurseries if you back
them with some sort of guarantee. You're smart enough to know that a
hydrangea--no matter where it's grown--is not going to survive zone 10.
You can tell me that when I order one and get off the hook. I don't think
catalog nurseries are much of a problem.
But, AHA!, so that's why these no-name guys are now calling their 1-gallon
pots 10-inch pots. Bizarre.
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