Re: [gardeners] Re: Bonnie Plants

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 15 Jan 2000 08:16:00 -0600

Hi Penny,
    I staggered up to the checkout counter once with all the flats that I
could carry and push on a cart. The checker's eyes got big thinking of the
big sale. She asked if I had found everything that I wanted? I told her I
didn't want to buy these flats, just helping them rotate the damaged, dead,
and dying plants so that there would be room for some fresh ones. I had
stopped at this place several times, hoping that they would rotate their
stock. Every visit had the same old battered plants still offered for sale.
    The customers present that day did get to buy fresh plants. The owner had
a shed full of nice plants.
    I don't go there anymore. I don't like the way they water plants from the
top. The plants (bedding plants) are always burned and have yellowing leaves.

    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

penny x stamm wrote:

> George, the BIG problem with the Home Depot and those other
> stores carrying Bonnie Plants is that the public destroys everything
> it touches. If one can reach into a fresh flat of seedlings, then it's
> been worth the trip.

> Penny, NY