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Re: urgh! Planting day.

If it was one plant that could be the case. But after
planting all day, they are all that way.

I am supposed to go to a seminar there next weekend on
new and underused perennials. I may try to talk to him
on the side.

Ya know, I am not one that balks at prices if I want
the plant. Put your price on the plant and let me make
my decision, but don't give me a half grown plant. If
he had left it in the smaller pot and still charged
the same amount I would have been fine with it. This
is one of the reasons I don't do mail order. You
always end up with plants but not much root. I do
understand that many trim them back for shipping, but
it is just something that annoys me.

Yes Kitty, it is that nursery.


--- Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:

> Donna,
> That's one of my pet peeves, too. Our  good  local
> nurseries, however, will 
> tell you if they've just potted something, and will
> usually sell it at the 
> smaller size price if I just have to have it now. 
> The bad ones, well, I 
> don't go there.
> There's a chance though, that given spring help
> being what it sometimes can 
> be,  someone moved some stuff from the back to the
> sales house by mistake. 
> It's worth talking to the owner instead of stewing.
> Sometimes honest 
> mistakes are made.
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: "gardenchat list" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 12:50 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] urgh! Planting day.
> > Well I guess it is time to find a new nursery. I
> > started planting today (yeah, it took me another 3
> > weeks to get things ready- weeded amended- so
> plants
> > would have a nice home).
> >
> > I have never been so disapointed in the plants I
> > bought 3 weeks ago from a local nursery. Yeah,
> they
> > look great in the pots still, but when I dumped
> them
> > to plant- what is this!- The dirt just fell off
> and
> > yep, I can see that small pot compact size in the
> > gallon container... Gosh does that piss me off! I
> > EXPECT plants to be rooted by the size of the
> > container I purchase. They obviously just stuck
> them
> > in the pot, not even spreading the roots!
> >
> > Does this bother anyone else or am I being picky
> > again. Not sure if I will be purchasing there
> again...
> > or say something ... or just what.
> >
> > Well now that the ragging is over - thanks for the
> > vent-
> >
> > On the other hand---
> >
> > I was happily surprized by some other plants I
> > purchased from Chris. The ones I have planted were
> > well rooted, better than I thought they would have
> > been... great job Chris... let me know when you go
> to
> > a brick and motur store- cause I really can't take
> > this mail order thing.- it is just not how I shop.
> >
> > Donna
> > breaks over- back to work....
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