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Vendor Information on Plant Culture:  How Reliable Is It?

By LarryR
February 28, 2013

How reliable is growing information provided by mail order nurseries? Unfortunately, less than you might think.

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crittergarden
Feb 28, 2013 5:34 AM CST
It's hard to get a straight answer!!!!
If you can afford to, I would go a step farther and order some from each catalog and see if they even MATCH.
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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Feb 28, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Good idea, critter. Thanks!
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Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Feb 28, 2013 12:45 PM CST
I bought some "Green Eyes" daffodils whose cups were barely green the first year and completely white the next.
NEVER did they look like the picture provided.
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Mar 1, 2013 10:23 AM CST
I hear you! Check this out: http://garden.org/ideas/view/LarryR/270/This-Isnt-the-Color-...
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Mar 1, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Yes!
I have noticed this in catalogs both in print and online.
Would that there were a way to see it before you buy it!
It's just not good enough for me to limit myself to what's in bloom.
I can't even afford to shop each week......
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/

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