Impatiens flanaganae

Ellen Hornig
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:55:22 PDT
As an ex-nursery-owner, I have to remark that this is poor advice (below).  Nursery owners are entitled to have their own view of how they want to conduct business.  If this nursery has decided not to ship, it probably isn't just that they haven't thought of it!  Respect their boundaries - don't beg.  The one "in" I might suggest is that if you have something they really want you can offer that.  I never thought of myself as a mean person, but I was a little surprised by the people who wrote after I closed the business (people who had either never been customers or, if they had, had been very - um - thrifty ones) and begged me to find them just one more of this and that.  Favors are something you ask of friends...don't expect businesses to do them for you if you're a stranger.

Just my two cents' worth -


-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Mar 31, 2011 8:45 PM
>To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Impatiens flanaganae
>OK.  Then, if it isn't too much trouble, try writing them at the nursery at
>740 Market Ave., Richmond, CA 94801.  Explain how far away you live and beg
>a little.  You really, really want this Impatiens and why.  It can't hurt
>and might work.
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Ellen Hornig
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Oswego NY 13126
Phone: 315-342-5573

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