pinkruffles said:...this situation sort of reminds me of employers who won't hire people unless they have experience, but no one is willing to hire them so that they can get experience!
pinkruffles said: The many articles I've read about that say that you should take out the whole clump. Are you kidding me?? I have large clumps that are VERY heavy, and I only want 2 or 3 fans. So, I usually try to trade some of my smaller clumps, or ones where a few fans have come up away from the large clump.
pinkruffles said: I have considered telling someone that if I initiate the trade, I'm willing to send out their plant(s) first, and then they can send out mine if they are happy with what I've sent. That might work, but of course there's never a guarantee that I wouldn't get stung.
pinkruffles said:Thank you for that idea, Sue. The thing that makes me uncomfortable about that way of doing it, is that I'd feel bad telling someone, 'Sorry, but you don't have anything that I want to trade for'.
That's why I was looking at the 'want' lists for something I had to trade, and checking the other person's list to see if they had a daylily I wanted very much so we could both be satisfied customers!
pinkruffles said:I remember reading on this site somewhere that you shouldn't ask people to trade a variety unless they specifically have listed that they will trade it. So how does that work?