Family classification

gentiaan bulborum
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:59:01 PDT
Hello Jacob

The last thing is for sure
many bulb salespeople are (criminal) less honest is my experience
Tourist never complain or come back
Its one of the reasons I don't deal in Holland any more
just on the better shows in Europe
It took many years to build up a serious amount of customers
main problem is If I sell true Paeonia Duchess de Nemour (White)
and my concurrent (Its not a college) Paeonia lactiflora  Sarah Bernhardt (Pink)
with a picture of Paeonia Duchess de Nemour
I have a discussion in my stand why I am so expensive
or I have to give back the money
This should be controlled but they have not enough people
and the fine is so low these people are laughing about the few Euro's
they have to pay
What can I say
These criminals always win In the time I am talking to a customer they
are selling



2010/4/29 Jacob Knecht <>:
> Dear Roland,
> I agree with you.  I can't bear to watch most gardening programs (speaking
> of HGTV, not so much BBC) or read some of the plant magazines and books that
> spread lots of archaic information and blatant misinformation.  For better
> or worse my idealistic impulse is strongest and so I believe that such media
> has the responsibility to be more responsible with the information that they
> promulgate.  So many gardeners look up to these sources of information.  As
> Nhu said above, " does not take up that much more room to at least
> include the latest synonym..."  It really wouldn't take more than a few
> additional seconds or characters to add the proper name for something.  I
> know from teaching kids that if one expects less of their ability to learn
> something new, than they may well follow suit.  It would be great if more
> horticultural media would rethink their "common denominator" and raise the
> bar enough to include a bit of a plants' current binomial on the side.
> Of course as a bulb salesman your concerns translate into very palpable
> concerns; choosing to advertise your bulbs as *Hippeastrurm* instead of *
> Amaryllis* could mean a real difference in Euros and the satisfaction of
> your customers.  An earlier thread from a few months ago discussed how
> frustrated some PBS members have been with inaccurate photos posted above
> bulbs for sale, e.g. a picture of *Nerine* to sell *Lycoris*, etc.  I
> suppose that extra visuals such as large colourful pictures would help in
> the reverse order to educate the consumer to correlate the correct name with
> the correct picture of the flower.
> Jacob
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