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RE: They're at it again

If t-shirts aren't practical for everyday maybe some kind of vest in a
unique color or with printing. You could just throw that on over whatever
you're wearing, even a light jacket or sweatshirt. Provides ID, doesn't have
to be washed every day. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 8:26 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] They're at it again

A good idea Donna.  We are telling our people to be sure to wear their
badges, but I doubt that does much if you're bent over a shovel.  I'm not
sure how well a tshirt would go over.  There are times I'm there everyday, 8
days running and a single shirt would get pretty ripe!  Also, Purdue changed
our Logo 2 yrs ago and people still haven't bought new stuff, me included.
Now our new nursery head wants us to get shirts for that too.

Hijacking my own subject here....I started and headed our MG nursery for the
past 5 years.  This past year we doubled last years sales.  But I had
increasing difficulty lighting a fire under people so had to do a great
amount of the work myself.  Even with that, they were all complaining that
they were overworked.  Yes, they were overworked, but not by me - these are
all people who spread themselves too thin and gave more of themselves to
everything but the nursery.  So I've handed the running of it over to the
only other participant who is willing to really put the time in.  She wants
to think of us as co-leaders, but I'm staying behind the scenes.  Maybe she
will be more successful at inspiring them because she thinks along the same
lines as the Hort Ed.  He had told me I needed to throw parties for these
people and take them on trips - which just meant more work for me.  This new
leader though wants to do parties and get us matching t-shirts (hence the
segue into this topic) and go on trips, so maybe she will be successful.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 6:48 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] They're at it again

> Might want to switch to some kind of garden clothing for those who are
> supposed to be working there.
> What we found is by having the official T-shirt worn, we could easily ID
> someone digging up a plant who should not be! Helped the normal security
> folks recognize a problem. Also helped our guests wandering the gardens
> looking for someone to answer a question.
> We found a local company that gave us a discount, so it was not that much
> an expense for the volunteers. Of course some don't like wearing something
> that says GWV across their back, but oh well. We reorder yearly and change
> the color :)
> Donna
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of kmrsy
> > Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 7:08 PM
> > To: Agardenchat
> > Subject: [CHAT] They're at it again
> >
> > The thieves hit our Cottage Garden recently.  Dug up a chunk of Phlox
> > 'David'.  For cryin out loud, I'd give them that phlox if they want it.
> > Why
> > damage a display garden for something like that?
> >
> > Meanwhile, our fernleaf peony roots arrived.  I ordered 2 at $35 each.
> > sent 2 but only billed for one because they were small, but both have
> > several eyes.  I wonder where I can plant these where the thieves won't
> > find
> > them.  How do you suggest I label this plant?  I was thinking I'd
> > it
> > was a trillium and label it Stinking Benjamin so they'd leave it alone.
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> >
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