Buyer Beware -Part 2

Jane McGary
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 08:59:21 PDT
Jim Waddick mentioned Photoshop-doctored photos in a bulb catalog.

This is a very common practice! Just think of all those photos of the 
"Spring Bulb Garden Special" flowering at once; were they forced in 
controlled conditions and popped into the ground, or is this just a photo 
montage? (I notice that the High Country Gardens catalog admits that one of 
their garden packages - not bulbs - is a photo montage.) And as for the 
colors they think up to paint the crocuses -- there was one catalog I got 
recently that showed some fall species as bright rose pink.

And I won't even get started on the "hardiness ratings" given for crocuses, 
narcissus, and some other genera that have quite a range of cold-hardiness 
within them.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon
No crocuses yet.

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