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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2015 4:35 PM CST
I received a daylily order from a member on ATP and it is fabulous. I'm hard to impress but the fans and roots on these plants are so much better than ones I have received from daylily gardens. Is there a place we could recommend these people so others what know how fabulous they are? I know there is a place for nurseries but we have some fantastic members selling here as well.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Aug 28, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Maybe a "tip" or short article about what a great vendor he or she is?

Photos make the articles popular, I think, and pictures of what you received would speak clearly.

Since vendors do NOT pay Dav and Trish to be promoted here, we are free to praise people and companies in posts or articles.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2015 6:00 PM CST
I know there is a place where you can recommend vendors - I just can't find it right now *Blush*
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 28, 2015 6:09 PM CST
Hetty, were you thinking of the Green Pages?

We can review vendors, or click a button that adds one to the number of recommendations.

I seem to recall some suggestion or rule about not giving BAD reviews. I might be wrong about that - maybe that was about giving bad reviews for seed trading??

http://garden.org/greenpages/
and the blue menu bar on the far-left, "Green Pages"
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Yep! I just forgot what it was called. Thank You!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 28, 2015 6:23 PM CST
I have to plead guilty (or boast) that I suggested "Green Pages", after the phone-book "Yellow Pages". Trish liked the name!

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2015 6:26 PM CST
I know about the green pages but that is for vendors. This would be for ATP members selling here on ATP, just a bit different. @Dave might have a suggestion.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 28, 2015 6:36 PM CST
Very true.

Mmm, you could start a thread in the Classifieds and Group Buys forum,
like "ATP members I love to buy from"
http://garden.org/forums/view/forsale/

But I think you're smart to see what Dave suggests.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2015 6:40 PM CST
When is a person selling plants not a vendor?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 28, 2015 8:31 PM CST
I agree with Hetty. If they are selling plants that would make them a vendor.
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Claudia
Aug 30, 2015 1:01 PM CST
To me a vendor is someone who is a business. Someone selling off fans after dividing is different to me.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 30, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Claudia said:To me a vendor is someone who is a business. Someone selling off fans after dividing is different to me.


I agree.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 30, 2015 1:10 PM CST
I agree with Hetty and Lynn -- a seller is a seller, hence a vendor. The Green Pages would seem to be an appropriate place to post a good review.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 30, 2015 1:39 PM CST
I've left recommendations for a few ATP members that I've purchased from who actually have business names but I've Also purchased from a few individual members who've placed ads on the Classified Forum who don't have business names. I didn't think about adding the individual user names to the Green Pages but I will leave recommendations for them also if it's agreed that's how it should be done. The following are a few members that I've made purchases from:

Bill at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
Dr.Dawg (Ken) has a little cottage business Tropical Plants & More
SRQHoya's (Joni) has been selling Hoya cuttings and plants for a long time: SRQHoyas
The Whitinger Family: Green Grin!
Also a Whitinger and although I haven't purchased from Jon yet, he sells his Texas Daylilies
Casshigh (Doris) Shady Rest Gardens
Dutchman Touch of Nature, Inc.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Aug 30, 2015 4:14 PM CST
My power just came back on , 24 hours with out internet Blinking ! Love this discussion, so many different view points.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 30, 2015 4:20 PM CST
But, there are some people that will sell, cuttings, seeds, plants, etc. that are not "in the business". That is where I think this thread started from...
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 30, 2015 4:39 PM CST
We all expect purchases to be sent promptly, packaged properly, and of good size and health. If the seller meets or exceeds your expectations, that is valuable information to share with the community. If money is changing hands, I see no difference between whether the vendor is a private seller or a licensed business. Good vendors get recommendations, not-so-good vendors not so much. Buyer beware.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 30, 2015 4:54 PM CST
But there is a difference between a "vendor" and a "member" that is willing to "sell" what they have. In my mind a "vendor" is someone that is in the business of selling. Ex. A merchant...One who is "in the business" of producing and selling merchandise.

A "member" selling, to me means someone that is not "in the business" of selling, but will sell when requested to do so....ie: isn't necessarily "licensed" as a business.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 30, 2015 5:04 PM CST
Maybe we need a 'none vendor seller' area to give recommendations?
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Aug 30, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Tara, I guess I am still not clear on what the difference is in your mind? Is it the actual business license? Lots of folks buy/sell things on the internet without a formal business. If they are doing it on a fairly regular basis, I would guess positive feedback would benefit them, and also their potential customers. I just don't see any harm in including private sellers in the Green Page recommendations. Perhaps Lynn is on to something with a separate category, although who (if anyone) is checking the business credentials of current Green Page vendors?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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