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Re: Fuchsia

I see your point, but.....I have been hassling with this same group over
their selections for these pots every year.  I just really do not want to
have to go through all that work and possibly actually get the plants.  Then
they'll expect it every year.  I told them I wouldn't substitute.  Instead,
they are free to go find the plants they want themselves.

I put in well over 30 hours on finding and organizing and writing orders for
those plants.  If I were working a real job, I simply couldn't have done it.
Someday I hope to have a real job and I don't want to set a precedent with
these particular people of spending hours finding the verbena they saw in
BHG.  Not that I don't go the extra mile for them in other ways.  I do, and
most have been pretty happy with my efforts.

But with this group, every year it's some paricular petunia.  Maybe it's
just me; I'm not a big annual fan.  I have worked hard at getting one
particular difficult perennial for another group.  Three friggin' years it
took!  But it is on its way this spring, finally.  But annuals?  They're
pretty for a few months and then they're trash.  Maybe that's why I really
don't want to get into doing that every single year.

Maybe I'll pass your suggestion on to that group and let them run with it.

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 7:50 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Fuchsia

> Not to rain your parade... which BTW, you are probably correct
> about...BUT!:)
> Growers have been known to donate a half dozen plants for projects just
> you are doing... a public garden run by non-profit groups that is very
> visible. That small donation on their part could lead to a newer variety
> being shown off for them... and of course future sales.
> I would have dropped them an email (preferably from MG account, verifiable
> group address) and asked....
> Donna
> >
> She wrote me back that she had contacted an editor at
> > BH&G
> > who gave her a source in PA. I t was the grower BH&G had interviewed.  I
> > had
> > to explain to her that this is a grower who sells to wholesalers who
> > to
> > distributors who contract with outlets.  They aren't going to sell us 6
> > each.
> >
> > Kitty
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