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Re: the economy/now storms
  • Subject: Re: the economy/now storms
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 11:53:13 -0500

Zem - heads up, looks like that mess that blew through here last night is
bearing down on your area.  Check in when ya can!

On 5/1/10, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
> Kitty, I couldn't agree more.  The garden center at THD has been much
> busier than it was last year.  We can't keep plants in stock!  This year we
> are getting lots of items from my friend's nursery here in La Grange --
> Brown Turkey figs, native honey suckle, scented geraniums, and others.  Most
> of the other shrubs and annuals are grown in Tennessee, too.  I know people
> like to get locally grown plants, and I'm sure yours are outstanding.  I
> knew your reputation would get around.  Congratulations!!!
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:37 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] the economy
> ....has rebounded.  At least here it seems to have.
>> All year I was unable to take my vacation time, office was too hectic.  I
>> ended up taking almost every afternoon off in March to get it in before my
>> anniversary date.  March was so deliciously superb that I got a ton of stuff
>> potted - and more in April - together with what I'd potted last fall and
>> some items I'd ordered.  I ended up with well over 800 pots for my spring
>> plant sale.  I had to take 2 days off just to set it up.  It's a 2 day
>> association garage sale and rain was looming but it looked like Friday would
>> be safe.  Still, I thought I'd end up stuck with half my stock and have to
>> lug it back into the backyard.
>> Word got out and the eager buyers swooped in at 6:45am Friday.  They
>> picked me clean - even the seedlings and cuttings still in the backyard that
>> I was holding over for use in my August sale.  Everything gone. Fast, very
>> fast. People were grabbing things I hadn't even tagged yet because I thought
>> I'd get to them for Saturday.  People that showed up after work wondered
>> where the sale was. I had to apologize profusely; this has never happened
>> before. And then there's tomorrow.  Geez, I hope it rains so I don't have to
>> face them.
>> I think people are ready to shop.  At least for plants they are.
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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