Loss of suppliers

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:50:59 PDT
Really?  Have you been on eBay lately?  PBS-BX?  SIGNA Seed Ex?  NARGS Seed
Ex?  ASI Seed Ex?  TGS Seed Bank?  NEWFS?  Seems we got more seed suppliers
than ever before.

Not trying to be disrespectful but I don't agree with you at all on this
issue.   Yeah it sucks when big, respected operations close.  And sure THOSE
kinds of suppliers may be dwindling.  But sources of seeds are trending
upward, in my humble opinion.

I just spent the last two nights struggling to figure out where to buy some
Passifloras.  The dilemma wasn't finding a source.  But rather narrowing
down which one (out of the many) to buy from!  Fifteen years ago my options
would have been radically more limited.  And fifteen years before that?!?  I
can't even imagine.

Honestly speaking PBS-BX has been the best source of unusual plants for me.
It's the whole reason I joined, cuz I kept seeing weird irids from below the
equator appearing on the BX lists.  I had to have them!

Sorry, but I don't share your belief, concern, or alarm about the recent
loss of suppliers.

Dennis in Cincinnati (who wants to experiment with the fertility between
Mexican Decaloba type Passifloras and the locally native cold hardy P.

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM, James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> wrote:

> Mike Mace wrote:        I've now received confirmation that both Northwest
> Native Seed and JJA Seeds are going out of business.
> Dear Mike,
>        This just amplifies the loss of suppliers of unusual plants every
> where.

More information about the pbs mailing list