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gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8313891

I haven't seen anything... or did I miss it?

Nancy
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8314316

You didn't miss it, Nancy. They stopped doing co-ops when it became too much of a hassle to organize a co-op and they did do great sales for the last two years - $1.00 off every plant and just $10. flat price for shipping.

I wrote to them last week and they have not replied. If they reply I'll post here.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

January 17, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8314802

Yes. No co-op, but a great sale last year, which I took advantage of. Great prices and super plants. Hope they repeat this year.
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8314996

Thanks!

I over did it last year. It's hard to resist all those beautiful plants.
I let Mom pick out 10 plants that will be her Mother's Day gift. I ended up ordering 30 plants!
PLUS - they sent 7 bonus plants.
LOL!

Nancy

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8315203

No coops from RosyDawn, or no coops from DG? DG still does coops, right?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8317704

Here's the Rosy Dawn Classified Ad, not a co-op! Offer expires 1/31/11. Please follow their rules to get your discount.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1150123/
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8317727

Thank you!! ^_^
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

January 18, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8317730

Yeah! Same great sale as last year. I loved their plants, and they always include freebies. Great service and packing.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8317855

I agree - great plants and terrific packaging. I have ordered from other places that sell coleus and Rosy Dawn's coleus were always the best.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2011
1:59 AM

Post #8318406

They just ajusted my order to include the discount.
How about leaving some feedback on Garden Watchdog?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8318563

Don't you want to wait until you receive the plants?
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8318641

Too many coleus??? I just can't imagine! LOL
Rosy Dawn are definitely the best.
I'm having dental surgery on Friday, I'll shop while recovering.
Want to put flower boxes on my boat.
;)
Sidney
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8318661

Well the coleus bug has bitten me now. I just placed my order with Rosy Dawn. This is the third year I have ordered from them. You just can't beat the great deals and choices they offer. They always arrive in real good shape. I love planting them in planters & in the ground too. This year I'm trying a trailing type in the planters. I'll root more from my order to spread around my yard. They do root so well. I ordered these this year:

Aurora Black Cherry
Beckwiths Gem
El Brighto
Felix
Flamingo
Ruby Laser
Sedona
Trailing Green and Gold
Peter Wonder

What did everyone else order?

Pam
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8318672

Excellent choices! It almost looks exactly like my list - eerie!

'Beckwith's Gem' truly was a gem in our kitchen hosta garden. It stole the show.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8318679

'Chantilly' is another terrific one to blend with the gold and green of hostas.

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PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2011
7:07 AM

Post #8318694

Chantilly is pretty! I usually find more coleus at a garden center I frequent in the Spring. They come in small containers and they also have some assorted unamed but pretty in 6 packs. I get some of each and add them also. But Rosy Dawn sure is a great early start for planning. It just kick starts the day. :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8318699

Just in case anyone is looking at Rosy Dawn but is cautious about the size of plants they send - here's the 2008 order from them in a bowl. They are a great size and healthy as can be. Could you ask for more?

Pamela - I also buy locally and I've been known to pick up clipped pieces to root at home.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8318711

I comlimented them on their service.
Are we drifting into promotion territory here?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8318727

I truly believe we're allowed to praise the plants we've bought from them. We do it with lilies, clematis, hostas and other plants so why not coleus?
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8318754

I guess there is only so much a person can do with plants this time of year but plan. So that also only leaves so much to talk about. If anyone has another place to praise- let's hear it!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8318775

You're right, Pamela.

I do a lot of local shopping just for the pure pleasure of visiting the many nurseries and seeing how they match plants with color harmony and color contrast.

Here's a collage of some coleus pieces of Electric Lime and Lemon Sunsation that I found on the nursery floor at Peconic River Herb Farm. I nursed them along and you can see from the right side how big Electric Lime got by October.

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PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8318795

I love the bright lime color. You grew a beautiful coleus. I grew this in 2009. It is 'Songbird' & 'Wild Lime'.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8318799

So pretty! I love the container and that 'Wild Lime' is just such a rich looking plant.

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

January 20, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8320266

Wow! Love your pictures. It's amazing how some coleus that might not be one's favorites, really look beautiful when you use them right. Keep posting these pictures so we can all get combintation ideas. Thanks
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8320326

Felix is wonderful and wants shade so, once again, it's ideal with many hostas.

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PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8320356

This shows how pretty they look mixed with Caladiums.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

January 20, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8320544

PamelaQ: What is the caladium on the left (front, just behind the gold coleus) that has the pink spots? Gorgeous!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8320667

I'll just guess that it's Gingerland and a gorgeous example of it.
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8320678

You're right! It is Gingerland. I sure love all the color this assortment offers. I can just stand and stare while I become mesmerized by the colors and patterns. Such incredible variety. Nature at its best!
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

January 20, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8321249

Placed my order to RD today!!! Had a very hard time picking what to order.

thank you for the discount

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8364579

Up date on RosyDawn. They just charged my card. I was under the impression they waited until they shipped.

I just wrote to them and asked about the 3 month premature charge.
It might be a mistake as their information on the website and on the reciept confermation says they process the charge when the plants are shipped.
I will keep you posted.

This message was edited Feb 10, 2011 2:16 PM
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:28 PM

Post #8364728

Last year, they charged when shipped. Beautiful (huge) rooted cuttings packed extremely well and in great shape when delivered.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8364901

I have written them. The charge is in Temp.charges so maybe they will retract it in time.
I will keep everyone posted.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

February 10, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8365033

I thought they were going to charge when you ordered. Seems like I read that some place on DG when I ordered. Was it the class. ad, not sure.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8365072

You are right springcolor. I am not as young as I used to be and make errors in memory. Its not all stupid stuff just no ryme or reason why some issues get foggy and others are on the ball.
Here is what RD wrote.
One of the conditions of the discounted price of $3.75 that we offer in the Dave's Gardens Classified Ad for orders placed in January is that the credit card will be charged when the order is placed, not when the plants are shipped. If you would rather have us charge your card when your order is shipped, we will remove the discount and credit your card.



springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

February 10, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8365084

I do that too, 53 here, but mostly am so excited to get a sale that I just buzz over the other stuff. I placed my order with a freind and she took the time to read everything.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8365473

Yeah, that's right, because they've had a problem in the past where people change or cancel their orders (surely not DG'ners) then goof everything up for their system. This way, the order is "frozen" and Rosy Dawn can plan accordingly. Great plants though.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

February 10, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8365523

It was a great deal and I was glad they could offer it to DG members. Now I just have to wait until spring is see the beauties.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8420929

Looks like I missed the party...again.

Not a Coleus>

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2011
9:47 AM

Post #8422304

Dale, you can have cuttings from mine.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8422393

Hi Dale. Glad to see you back.
Yes RD had a short window of oppertunity for ordering the classified specials.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8422422

Dale also can you get a clump of that pink grass for me?
I think we could all determine that it wasn't a coleus, LOL
Sidney

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