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    O dear god no! Peterpauls ABUSES there plants and does illegul field collection.
    Oh, so this is how you make a signature.

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    I thought I would tell you about my Peter Paul's experience 7-8 years ago.

    I purchased one of the plant kits, minus the plastic terrarium. The kit included a common VFT, Purple Pitcher Plant, White Trumpet, Yellow Trumpet, and 2 Butterworts. I also purchased a Darlingtonia and a Cephalotus. All arrived within 2 weeks. These plants were in good condition, and grew wonderfully. The Darlingtonia died as I couldn't keep it cool enough, the Cephalotus lived through my first year at college and was the talk of the greenhouse for several weeks. It was the best one they had seen growing in a terrarium. Overall, I was very happy with the company.

    I have not ordered anything from them since. Most of my current plants came from Lowes and my Green Dragons from **********.com. Why didn't I order from Peter Paul's? They are much more expensive compared to other nurseries found on the web today.

    I do not know if they field collected my plants. They came in such a timely manner that I doubt this. All my plants were labeled correctly, and my order was enthusiastically received.

    Once again, I do not know if they field collect. The posts that said he offered them money for plants seem to be made up in my opinion. They seem to be people who did not have a good experience and then added the: "Oh, and by the way...".

    When I was a student at Ohio State University ATI, greenhouses we visited had to have insurance to let us come through to see the growing ranges. If they did not, we had to sign a waiver stating that if we were hurt, the greenhouse was not responsible. So, if he didn't want to pay for extra insurance to let people into the nursery, he had all the right to do so.

    Just another side to the story.

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    Nick, I admire your reluctance to jump on the the anti-Peter Paul's bandwagon.

    I went and looked up some of the original postings from the CP mailing list, and there are really too many negative comments from too many different sources to ignore. There was also a definite lack of pro-Peter Paul's sentiment in the CP mailing list archives.

    While your positive experience is encouraging, your experience should be the *minimum* level of service expected from a CP nursery, not a extraordinary example of good service that could be used to counter others' negative comments.

    Finally, there is the open endorsement of field collecting given in the text of his book, along with some rather spurious reasoning.

    I find this evidence sufficient to justify cautioning others against buying plants from his nursery.

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    Wow, I'm glad I'm in this forum. If I weren't, I wouldn't have known this, and desperate to order plants may have ordered from them! It's really quite helpful to have such a wide variety of viewpoints to help you with your decision-making!
    To live we must learn to forgive.

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    I only ordered from PeterPauls once..
    The plants arrived in poor shape and most didn't make it a week. They were also covered in weeds wich quickly took over and strangled out any survivors. I didn't have them long enough to determine if they were correctly identified or not. I wasn't entirely pleased with their customer service either.
    I agree that there are simply too many negative comments to ignore. I'm glad that a few people have had good experiences, but if there's even a chance they field collect, that's more than enough reason for me to steer clear.
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    Arrow

    I'll be a proud new Momma soon! Just got a puppy, so I'm already a proud Momma there, but as a lot of you know I have ordered 2 sundews from Chris, and just today I ordered a blood red VFT from Cook's, and I entered for the giveaway. So I'll be getting a typical VFT as well. Pretty excited! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    To live we must learn to forgive.

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