How many of you would be interested in buying some aquatic plants (primarily, lilies I would think) in a co-op? I talked with one supplier I used last year who stated that she would offer a discount on a group purchase. I think we can trade with each other for most of the plants we want, but I wonder about lilies and maybe lotus. I want to try some of the newer varieties and they are hard to find in a trade.
Let me know and if we get enough interest I'll try and find some volume discounts.
I asked Sandy at Springtime Nursery how we could work out the shipping ( I want the plants to go direct to the end user and not have to be re-mailed, if you will). I also asked if we could mix and match plants. Below is the response from Sandy. I think she will accommodate us on anything we want to do.
I am going to start a post on the co-op page. Please enter information about what plants you want to order along with the state you live in. I'll post my e-mail address to gather the actual shipping address at a later date.
We will work something out with you, we need to know how many orders there
will be from your forum and what plants, and where they will be shipped. We
will be happy to try and accomadate
a group purchase and make it as fair as possible to both your and to
ourselves. So get your information gathered and let us know what we can do.
Thanks very much for your business!!! I am sending you a catalog today.
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