I was pleased with, and ordered 15 of the Fargesia robusta described here: //www.bamboogarden.com/Fargesia%20robusta.html
They responded: "We can fulfill your order but there are a few things I need to clarify about the plants we are currently supplying. We have Fargesia robusta 'Green Screen' //www.bamboogarden.com/Fargesia%20robusta%20Green%20Screen.html"
They get points for being honest, but the attempt to fulfill a big sale with a substitute product is disturbing. If I wanted Green Screen, I would have ordered that in the first place.
On Mar 9, 2008, Bamboo Garden Nursery responded with:
On Jun 2, 2008 12:58 PM, Bamboo Garden Nursery added:
We simply told mailtome that the F. robusta would not be available for a few weeks, which we would be happy to reserve for him. Or, he could get the F. robusta Green Screen right away. To accuse us of bait and switch is preposterous. We have high standards of quality and make sure that plants we ship out are hardened off and ready to travel. If a customer has made a selection that is not ready to ship out, we contact them and provide an estimated time as to when the plant will be ready, or offer a similar plant as a substitution. "