Adam Fikso
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:04:02 PST

So what's the name of this paragon of dealers?   Don't hide it, Dennis. If 
you keep it secret. there'll be no improvement

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Kramb" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllises

>> The moral is that if you are buying bulbs from any ordinary commercial 
>> source,
>> you must assume the name is wrong until demonstrated otherwise. For the 
>> sake of
>> one's peace of mind, calm digestion, and blood pressure, it's also 
>> advisable
>> not to get worked up over misnamings. Just view the whole thing as 
>> something of
>> a crap shoot that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
> After some cajoling from a plant enthusiast friend of mine, I wrote back
> to the mail order nursery and told them of the mix-up.  They wanted to
> replace the mis-labeled amaryllises, but I declined.  I have too many
> already, and I was leery of getting more mis-labeled plants.  I
> explained that the impostors were almost what I wanted, but were
> essentially generic versions of the more exotic varieties I was
> expecting.  They wrote back again with other offers to make me a
> satisfied customer.  They offered a full refund or a credit towards
> purchasing something else.  So... my cajoling friend suggested some
> dahlias for >
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