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Re: the economy
  • Subject: Re: the economy
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 13:56:02 -0500

I think people have been in the doldrums long enough. They like to shop, but I think many are trying to shop more wisely. Money spent on plants comes back to you on a daily basis because of what they add to your life. And......most of the time you're buying goods made in the USA. The plant may have been discovered in China, but yours isn't grown there.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] the economy

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!!!
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.

neIN, Zone 5
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