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Schenectady, NY


January 31, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8340635

There are a total of 173 votes:


Yes! I want one (or more!)
(77 votes, 44%)
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No, I wouldn't purchase one.
(96 votes, 55%)
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Previous Polls

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 31, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8340691

Here is a picture of the original mug. Hopefully, they will be very similar to this one.

Thumbnail by melody
Click the image for an enlarged view.

FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8340706

And Melody, hopefully they would be a reasonable price... Remember, we have to pay shipping, too! Price range less than $10 including shipping, please.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 31, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8340713

I think the price will ultimately be determined on how many we order...the price goes down for larger quantities. We really want to make the mug available again and we'll strive to keep the cost as low as possible.

The voting booth question will hopefully give us a handle on what you all have on your minds as well.
Procrastinator
Havelock
Canada

January 31, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8340720

Cost including shipping is my main concern and would decide whether it was do-able or not.

I love the look of the mug.

Elaine and Otis
Hillbilly_Gran
Jasper, AR
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8340824

I would love one --but----shipping costs will be the deciding factor for me.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8340834

I wish you'd put a couple of choices on here, and we could vote on which one we like... or we might like to have one of each, etc.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 31, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8340902

We're working on re-issuing the now 'collector-item' mug.
The design would be the same, or as similar as we can get it. These were offered 7 or 8 years ago and are cherished by members who own them. (the picture is my own personal mug)

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have one, as DG has grown quite a bit since those days and many members have requested a re-issue.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

January 31, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8341149

I HAVE TWO...1 FOR CHANGE...1 FOR HOT CHOCOLATE...HOT CHOCOLATE GETS THE MOST USE.

THINK OF SHIPPING THEM IN NUMBERS TO RU HOST...6 OR MORE IN ONE BOX FOR ABOUT $13.00...JUST A THOUGHT. JO
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8341542

I missed out on the first one, and I have been wanting one since! Crossing fingers...
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8341703

I've been "mugged" by every associated organization, friend, relative, acquaintance... & T-shirts too for that matter. Is there another functional object that DG can use for fundraising? Something that won't break in the mail? Something that we can all use?

> Hand trowel or a pair of shears? (Functional, universal)
> A decorative rain gauge? (Underutilized, could be lightweight to reduce shipping)
> Seed packet sorting/storage boxes? (Keep 'em dry/protected. Keep 'em from getting scrambled up by the end of the growing season, no matter how many helpers you may have... ?)
> Decoupage kit to recycle tobasco, A-1, & other small bottles into rooting/bud vases: share the joy of your blossoms with the neighbors, don't worry about getting the "vase" back, spread the word about DG, root your cuttings for future trades! (ok, perhaps it's bedtime.)

Our local PBS station's biggest sellers: umbrellas & tote bags. Don't give up. I just don't want another mug...& I'm a coffee addict.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2011
12:19 AM

Post #8342097

My money is too tight to buy a mug. I'd rather use the 10 bucks for a bag of soil ammendment. Yes, I know Im kinda practical. Like holeth, I too have been gifted with many mugs. I love DG but I dont need a mug. Thanks for offering it for those who do want it. Cam

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8342493

Count me in for two if you decide to order them since Jo won't give me hers...

Doug
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8342542

Doug,although you are like a son to me...as I would tell him..."get yer own!!" Jo

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8342560

I would like one and agree shipping cost is a factor... Thanks for bringing them back so us newer peeps can get one;o)

mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 1, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8342706

I already have two of these, from a company that sells garden markers. They give them as a thanks for the order.
EDIT to say, it has their company name on it, but for the rest the mug is identical.

This message was edited Feb 1, 2011 9:18 AM
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8342713

IS THAT LEGAL OF THEM? JO

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 1, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8342751

Terracotta flowerpot mugs are sold by several companies, but the logo is ours. I've run across the mugs without the logo in yard sales and thrift stores,in several sizes, so they are out there...just no DG logo.

These would have the logo printed on them.
sherrymarie
Weatherford, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8342759

Probably not.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8342801

Lame quiz. Why not just call it what it is -- an advertisement? Disappointed. And no to the mug.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 1, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8342812

No, this is definitely not an advertisement. Profit isn't the motive.

We've had many members beg for a re-issue on these mugs. We're just trying to determine if there is enough interest to go forward.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8342978

I have TOO many coffee mugs!!
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8343075

If there isn't enough interest in these mugs, I would hope that DG would consider offering for purchase one or some of the ideas holeth mentioned above.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8343220

Sorry, but until I get a new part-time job, (I was laid off in Sept.) or pay off my car I'll be in: "If I can't eat it, I can't buy it" mode :(

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


February 1, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8343921

does it hold water, or is there a drainage hole in the bottom?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8344044

I have too many mugs here already so I would have to say no.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 2, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8344537

No drainage hole. It is strictly a beverage mug and holds 16 ounces.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8345781

You could drill a hole if you want one palmbob;o)

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8346255

I've had mine for years, love it.

Paul
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8346269

No ~ I will pass but must comment, shipping costs are shipping costs.

Anyone that deals with it on a regular basis knows shipping is expensive these days.
You see, I've been buying too many plants & seeds lately so know how much it costs.

On top of cheap shipping, y'all want this mug to arrive in one piece.
You can not have your cake and expect to eat it also! 8 )

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8346324

Sorry, I won't buy one. I would rather have something useful for gardening than another mug. Unless it was twice the size, with a drainage hole for a plant then I might consider it. I doubt it, with the shipping costs. It would have to be plastic.
Sashagirl
Davenport, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8346333


Melody,
I already have two of the "original" DG flower pot mugs...and I just love them. If they became available again (same identic style/color,etc) I would probably buy at least two more.

I'm surprised at the "tone" of this thread, since many members have been asking about this mug, for (what seems like) years.

Thanks Melody!

Sashagirl
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8346350

I would suspect the current economy has an effect on this thread. And perhaps many of the members that had been asking about this mug may have moved on also.

So... have you or anyone here solicited this thru any of the local forums you participate in? Not everyone reads the voting booth question. It is a fairly narrow test gauge.

This message was edited Feb 3, 2011 8:10 AM

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 3, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8346361

We really don't want to flood the site with this question...that would make it more like an 'ad,' which we really don't want it to become. We know that members have repeatedly requested a re-issue and are hoping that the voting booth is a good enough cross section for us to get an idea the level of enthusiasm for a repeat offering.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8346655

I still would like one/two. I have many, many friends because of DG, and it's a useful remembrance.
dmtom
Deep South, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8346740

I would be interested in at least two depending on price and wheather they are plastic or ceramic.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 3, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8346751

They will be glazed terracotta, (same stuff as a real flowerpot, only glazed) not plastic.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8351912

I bought four of the original mugs and they are still used and loved!! I can tell you they are sturdy heavy large and wonderfully made. The inside has a great coating and I pop them in the dish washer all the time. Just for fun here is a picture I took of the Dave the day I bought mine in 2006. He is holding a picture of another member "shoe" that couldn't be there in person.
Maybe this picture will give you a better idea of the size and quality of the cup.
Oh, and I would be willing to buy two more if for no other reason, to give them as gifts to my gardening friends.

Thumbnail by Sheila_FW
Click the image for an enlarged view.

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

February 3, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8351919

Like'em .. would like two .. perhaps 3 ..

Think they look wonderful ...

Thank you for the re issue .. I have never had one ... quite happy about this !!!

~M~

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8351922

Mel, would they be offered through Zazzle, so you could get your Tshirt/apron/keychain at the same time? I've never seen anything like this over there. And yes for me.
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8352129

Yes, I would like at least two maybe more.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8352134

I remember the day that the dave HELD THAT PICTURE OF DEAR SHOE...A TEXAAS RU JO

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 3, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8352240

So far, Zazzle hasn't offered a terracotta blank...that is our problem. We'll have to get a specialty house to actually do these for us. Zazzle is an 'on demand' operation and they will do 2 or 200. The mugs will have to all be printed and the product stored, until they all sell.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8352275

I'd like one. . .. or two. .. .
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8352445

I'd like one also.
Vickie

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2011
10:25 PM

Post #8352542

We will have a round up sometime this spring probably in May; I will take a mug and show it off and see what the interest is. We might do like we have done with some gardening tools before, take orders, collect money; then make one order to save on shipping.

I would be against Zazzle trying to match the quality, just my opinion. They are really expensive on their items.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8353285

Yes, I agree that Zazzle is expensive.

I started to say 'very', but changed my mind.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2011
10:58 PM

Post #8354614

I too would like to have a couple of mugs as a remembrance of all the wonderful people I have met here . Some of those have moved on but many of them are still here and close to my heart. (FlowrLady was one of the first persons I met face to face) A lot of us that are still here would like to remember that there really was a Dave and what he built here. Cindy
Sashagirl
Davenport, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8354884

Riverland,
Hear hear! Well said...

Deanna
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8355377

Hi Cindy. I love you. :)
City_Sylvia
Dallas, TX

February 5, 2011
1:12 PM

Post #8355752

hmmm never noticed it was shaped like a flower pot. lol
bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 5, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8355881

I'll take 2 please...
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

February 5, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8356144

Oh yes,and wish it held a gallon . My coffee glass goes with me everywhere and a pot and a half isn't too much . It's better when it gets cold.I can do two , one for me , one for a friend .

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2011
9:04 PM

Post #8356498

I wish there were a third option, a tentative yes depending on price and shipping. I can't give an unqualified yes without some idea what it would cost! That said, I would probably order one unless the price was outrageous. I've learned a tremendous amount from Dave's Garden, and have met (both online and in person) some of the most generous, humorous people! It would be great to have a coffee mug as a daily reminder of my online home here.

Kylaluaz

Kylaluaz
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2011
9:27 PM

Post #8356521

Thanks for posting the picture of the mug in actual use, gives a good idea of its size. Size of mugs is a key factor for me. Tiny but cute I won't buy, but one that holds 16 ounces is real useful!

If I have the money when this gets real I will probably want to buy one.


*glug glug glug*


This message was edited Feb 5, 2011 9:28 PM

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 5, 2011
9:30 PM

Post #8356524

You are welcome. Also, when I bought my 4 in 2006 they were $10, so I would say they probably will not be cheaper. But mine have lasted me 5 years now and look the same, no fading in dishwasher.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 6, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8357055

Would be interested, especially if we could save on shipping like Sheila suggested and distribute in a RU.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8357845

'Fraid it isn't something I'd want, I almost never use mugs (and transatlantic shipping would be prohibitive, anyway).

Curious to know though, what's the number of sales needed to make it worthwhile making a batch?

Resin

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 7, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8358602

We're thinking that a gross (144) would probably make it do-able. We wouldn't have to have every mug pre-sold, but with a good percentage, it will let us move foreword

Thank you everyone who participated in this survey. I know it is a bit different than the usual fare here. Your input was valuable.

(back yo our regularly scheduled programming shortly...)

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 7, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8358881

Melody, as I mentioned earlier in the thread...if those of us who hold annual plant swaps in the spring would survey the groups there we may be able to boost the interest.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 7, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8358950

Yes, indeed. We'll take that into consideration as well!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8600201

Just wondering about the status of this idea...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 1, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8600916

I'll ask at our weekly conference call today. Thanks for the nudge!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8601251

We are just going to have another swap this week...note to self take a cup!! I forgot last month.

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