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Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2001
5:43 PM

Post #2104

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.


Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2001
5:57 PM

Post #56604

I went to the site I mentioned above
and they have actually added prices for bulk purchases.
Check it out. If you of a cheaper place let me know that to.


(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2001
12:45 PM

Post #56774

Prices aren't too bad! I know I've been to another site that sells in bulk, but will have to do some research to find it. I have about 20 sites stored in "Favorites" (obsessed, you say?)

Will do some checking, and post here if I find anything!

Becky G.
Rockford, IL
(Zone 4a)

March 11, 2001
9:20 PM

Post #57388

Terry, Put me down for being interested in a group lily (or lotus) purchase! Thanks! Kathy
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2001
11:40 AM

Post #57514

39 views and only two replies. It doesn't look promising.

(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2001
8:43 AM

Post #57852

I'm just waiting for some definite info.
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2001
12:01 PM

Post #57867

Don't be discouraged. I too was watching this thread for more information.

March 13, 2001
2:54 PM

Post #57912

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Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2001
11:34 AM

Post #58539

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.


Sandy's message:
Hello Terry,
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.
Springtime Nursery

Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2001
12:14 PM

Post #58554

Is there a web site where we can look at an online catalog to see what they have available?
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2001
12:19 PM

Post #58557

Tree_Climber, Sorry it was in the second message. Here it is again.

Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2001
11:22 AM

Post #60748

We are up to about 80 plants.

I recieved a new catalog from Sandy last night and the Lotus are selling out fast. If anyone wants a lotus, you may not want to wait on the coop buy.

Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2001
1:00 PM

Post #60778

When do you think we will be putting in a Coop order? I am leaning tword taking my chances and waiting, but not sure.
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2001
1:53 PM

Post #60797

I'm going to call in the order for a final price check next Friday, March 30. I'm hoping we can add a few more plants to the list by then.

Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2001
2:56 PM

Post #62145

Here is the order list as of 10:45 EST March 26. You still have time to order.

Parrot Feather 12
Anacharis 25
Hornwort 8
Blue Pickeral 2
Small Cattail 3
Umbrella Palm 1
Hyacinth 16
Water Lettuce 6
Pickeral weed 3
Arrowhead 2
Frogbit 1
Fertilizer tabs 2
Lizard's Tail 2
L Iris unknown 1
Floating heart 4
Water poppy 6
Penny wort 2

Pink Platter 2
Pamela 1
Peter Slocum lily (Not avail) 0
Afterglow 1
Bob tricket 1
Sioux 1
?lily 4
Red Flame 1
Charles Choice 2
Blue Lily 1
Walter Pagels 1
Indiana 1
Teaxas shell pink 1

Perry Slocum lotus 1
Momo Botan or Hindu lotus 1
?lotus 3
Yellow Bird lotus 1

Total 117

This message was edited Tuesday, Mar 27th 8:03 AM
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2001
11:49 AM

Post #64532

See the co-op page for order update.


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