chen-yi nursery

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:47:59 PDT
I would add that when I dealt with Chen Yi some years ago, she never
required advance payment. I would take this as a red flag.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Johannes-Ulrich Urban <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Watch out, that "Chen-Yi-List" ist most probably a fake list and NOT
> from Chen-Yi. I received that kind of list a few weeks ago. It included
> some plants I had potential interest in. I corresponded with "Chen-Yi"
> but unfortunately the correspondence stopped abruptly when I asked
> "Chen-Yi" how I would know it was really her and not somebody else.
> Check the terms of business, there was a very high minimum order,
> advance payment through Western Union which would leave you without any
> security, check the spelling of the e-mail adress of the sender and just
> think about the fact that almost all the plants on the list are in full
> growth now. The real Chen Yi was sending her plants in November to
> March.
> AND the e-mail adress of Chen Yi no longer exists, there is an automatic
> reply in Chinese but still saying in English:  "User reject"  I got that
> automatic reply when I tried to contact Chen Yi to find out if the list
> was really hers. A chinese e-mail friend confirmed this.
> All that together made me conclude that I did well not to "order" from
> "Chen-Yi"
> Uli
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