Classifieds and Group Buys forum: CONEFLOWERS - Echinacea Lovers! - ORDERS!...Co-ops...by Kim

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Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
Sep 25, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Start Date: 5/03/2013
End Date: 6/28/2013
Shipping Date: 2/23/2013 thru March 2013
Email: Co-ops-by_Kim@comcast.net

Minimum Purchase for Co-op Pricing: 3 plants of one species or mixed

Cost of Plants: 3 Coneflowers for $23 (Shipping - $7.95)

Size of Plant: Plants are well-rooted and growing in 3" and 4" landscape containers. All are from rooted divisions. Many are blooming in the containers now. Only natural additives have been used in the growing process and a holistic organic methodology has been utilized at each step of the process.

Shipping
As much soil as possible will be removed and top-growth retained when possible for shipping. Roots will be wrapped in dampened materials and encased in plastic. The plants will be individually wrapped and labeled with common and botanical names. Patented plants will be identified with Patent number and/or label. It is clearly forbidden to propagate Patented Plants without authorization.
Plants will be shipped directly from the grower using USPS Priority service and Delivery Confirmation. The Delivery Confirmation number will be shared with the buyer to assist in tracking the plant's arrival.

Info:
Coneflowers have become the brightest color in the garden over the past decade due to extensive hybridization that began in the late 1990s. Today more than 80 vibrantly colored and uniquely shaped coneflowers are under patent or have patents pending. The colors have been expanded across each span of the rainbow, including green...The dilemma for the home gardener is that we want them all!
All of the selected species are fragrant additions to the outside garden and most are excellent additions to the indoor bouquet. Most average 18 to 24" at mature height with Ruby Giant being the tallest at 48". All of the plants are...

• Hardy and easy to grow
• Fragrant in the Garden
• Bee and Butterfly Plants
• Have been field-tested throughout the new USDA zones 4a through 9b
• Require full sun for optimum bloom but may also bloom in partial shade
• Drought tolerant once established
• Evergreen in the southern zones

Fragrant...Beautiful...Hardy...What More could you ask for?! These plants are all long-blooming so there is a colorful display in the Summer Garden. Coneflowers are all high in nectar....making them HUGE bee and butterfly magnets in the garden. Coneflowers are listed as the #1 Butterfly Plant by more than 20 national gardening groups including The North American Butterfly Association.


CONEFLOWERSEchinacea

1. Cleopatra OUT
http://images.whiteflowerfarm.com/28434a.jpg

2. Green Envy
http://images.whiteflowerfarm.com/28482a.jpg

3. Harvest Moon aka Matthew Saul (Big Sky Series)
http://www.itsaulplants.com/_ccLib/image/plants/DETA-44.jpg

4. Hot Summer
http://www.moosecrossinggardencenter.com/wp-content/uploads/...

5. Marmalade
http://images.whiteflowerfarm.com/28456a.jpg

6. Milkshake
http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/images/Product/medium/coneflo...

7. Raspberry Truffle
http://www.wwgreenhouses.com/images/detailed/1/echinacea-ras...

8. Summer Sky aka Katie Saul (Big Sky Series)
http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/_ccLib/image/plants/DETA-...

9. Sundown (Big Sky Series)
http://www.itsaulplants.com/_ccLib/image/plants/DETA-42.jpg


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Name: Suzanne Green
South Georgia
A Real Gardening Addict
Charter ATP Member Bulbs Butterflies Daylilies Echinacea Heucheras
Region: Georgia Roses Seller of Garden Stuff
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Palomino33
Jan 12, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Hi Kim,
I've done a coop or two with you before and echies are my favorite. If you could find another echie lover....maybe three of us could split some trays. For example....Some places will 1/2 a tray of 36....two varieties of 18. 18 divided three ways is 6 plants each. Interested?
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Charter ATP Member Region: Pennsylvania Hibiscus Container Gardener Clematis Region: Northeast US
Annuals Echinacea Winter Sowing Seed Starter Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Roses_R_Red
Jan 17, 2013 6:37 AM CST
Is this going to happen soon? I might be able to find several people who are interested.
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Charter ATP Member Region: Pennsylvania Hibiscus Container Gardener Clematis Region: Northeast US
Annuals Echinacea Winter Sowing Seed Starter Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Roses_R_Red
Jan 24, 2013 3:42 PM CST
If this is still on, I'll take

1 Sundown
2 Marmalade
Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
Jan 30, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Thank you for the suggestion, Suzanne. As I began building Co-ops, I did quite a bit of research on the feasibility of purchasing split trays from Wholesale Dealers. I found that most of them require a minimum purchase of several hundred to a thousand dollars. Shipping whole trays across the country routinely placed the cost of participation out of the question for the average residential gardener. Having participated in multiple Co-ops that used this process, I also found the plants to be small, ill-rooted and too often did not thrive Sad .

For all of my Co-ops, I hire growers directly Thumbs up . The roots are grown out many months before being shipped. When a payment is made, the growers select and ship the plants that are ready to be planted...not just shipping out trays of mass produced plants. The Co-op strives for quality over quantity. The growers have authorization to sell patented plants and often receive their growing material directly from the developer, not clearing houses. I believe this eliminates a number of mark-ups in the process and offers a stronger, organically grown plant for our gardens. As to the non-patented plants, the grower raises the plants from seed or cuttings and sells directly to The Co-ops at wholesale costs. Additionally, the grower drop ships directly to the Co-op Participants to provide additional savings. I have been using this process for multiple growing seasons supporting more than a hundred participants. This collaboration has been able to offer strong and hardy plants that are often difficult to find in the ever-changing retail plant market.

The Coneflower Co-op will begin shipping again in February or as soon as the plants are showing more leaf. The plants are not grown in a hothouse, but vernally with more than 50 hours of below 50 degree weather. This affords a chance for the roots to continue to grow during the cooler weather.

Additional Co-ops for Spring include Old Garden Roses, Butterfly Plants, Hummingbird Salvias and Herbs and Tea Plants. Please let us know what you are seeking for your garden this Spring. Thanks!
Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
Jan 30, 2013 4:31 PM CST
Got your order Teri..sending mail.

Thanks! Smiling
Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
May 3, 2013 7:06 PM CST
This Co-op is Now Open Again with New Coneflower Varieties Thumbs up
Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
May 9, 2013 9:44 AM CST
OPEN...OPEN...OPEN.. Thumbs up

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veeja11
May 29, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I would like one Green envy, 1 rasberry truffle, 1harvest moon, thankyou carol Hurray! how do I pay you and what is my total
[Last edited by veeja11 - May 29, 2013 7:58 PM (+)]
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
May 30, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Would like

1 green envy
1 milkshake
1 marmalade

Do I send PayPal to email above?

Lisa
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kim
Jun 1, 2013 7:39 PM CST
I sent a Treemail. Actually I'll need your Paypal address because I send an invoice Smiling
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
Jun 1, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Thank you!

Lisa
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
Name: Suzanne Green
South Georgia
A Real Gardening Addict
Charter ATP Member Bulbs Butterflies Daylilies Echinacea Heucheras
Region: Georgia Roses Seller of Garden Stuff
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Palomino33
Aug 25, 2013 7:55 PM CST
Tree mail sent. Sounds good! Do you have any left?
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

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