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Name: Abbey
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Garden10
May 9, 2017 11:42 AM CST
Huge, aggravating story behind this but the upshot is -- instead of the organic cedar mulch I was promised by a local nursery, I was given cedar mulch from Canada -- doesn't say organic anywhere on it, and it's in English AND French. I believe Canada has different standards, but I also thought people were at least fairly honest, and this morning shot that one in the backside. Am I compromising too much by using this, I really don't want to go back and argue with her, this is the second nursery run by a weather-beaten older woman right out of Central Casting to screw me over this week, and I just want to stay home for awhile, play in the dirt and talk to the birds.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 9, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Is your concern that it doesn't say "organic", or that it doesn't say if it is from Cedrus or Thuja? What brand is it?
Name: Abbey
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Garden10
May 9, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Hi Sue, my first concern is that it wasn't organic, but since it isn't, I'm hoping it doesn't have a lot of crap in it, horticulturally-speaking. It has a lovely big drawing of a flower-laden gazebo on the bag, but the only words in English are Canadian Cedar Mulch, the rest is in French but so basic even I can read it. The company is, not surprisingly, from Quebec, Howe Products.
"Every now and then I leave the book on the seat and go and have a refreshing potter among my flower beds from which I return greatly benefited, and with a more just conception of what is worth bothering about, and what is not." The Solitary Summer -- Elizabeth von Arnim
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 9, 2017 1:16 PM CST
It's 100% organic according to their website:

http://www.howeproducts.com/mu...
Name: Abbey
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Garden10
May 9, 2017 1:40 PM CST
I love you! Thank You! Why it wouldn't say that on the bag, I don't know. That's a good thing. This not only means I can use it without compromise, but that I can go back to that nursery, they had some great stuff, the people were nice and they had SUCH a sweetheart of a dog. What a relief!! Hurray!
"Every now and then I leave the book on the seat and go and have a refreshing potter among my flower beds from which I return greatly benefited, and with a more just conception of what is worth bothering about, and what is not." The Solitary Summer -- Elizabeth von Arnim

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