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Re: Baptisa

Gene, I believe Prairie Nursery/Native Americans isn't particularly
interested in cultivars.  Their niche is basic native american plants.
There are always people looking for those, but I bet more of your customers
are looking for something more flashy.  If I come across anything
interesting in a better size, i'll let you know.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baptisa

> Kitty,
>     Yes I know about Prairie Nursery and Neil. I finally ordered from him
> this past spring. Received very nice large sized plants in containers. He
> does not tend to grow the latest and greatest named cultivars and hybrids,
> however. If I end up carrying baptisa they will probably be the more
> colorful cultivars that are relative new to the market. They are mostly
> plants, so I do not know if I will end up carrying them or not. Most of
> I see are available in 72's and will take a minimum of a year of growing
> before I can get a return.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <kmrsy@netzero.net>
> > That's the reason I don't want to carry it in our nursery, Gene. The pot
> > I bought for myself years ago was a jam-packed 2 gallon which gave a
> > nice show the first year. The B. Carolina Moonlight came from PDN so I
> > believe it may have been no larger than a quart. The others were already
> > in the Prairie before I became a MG.
> >
> >
> > I have been ordering somewhat large quantities of plants from Prairie
> > Nursery in WI the last couple of years only to find out just last year
> > that they have a wholesale division. I think you are already buying from
> > them Gene, but if not:
> >
> > http://www.american-natives.com/
> > The interesting thing is that these large 4-5 inch pots cost less than
> > the little 2 inch pots I was getting and are well filled out. I notice
> > they carry 3 varieties of Baptisia.
> >
> >
> > I suppose if you want to carry them, I would consider them an investment
> > of time.
> >
> > Kitty
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