|I think the plants tony sells on his website are a lot more expensive [/QUOTE]|
Well since you brought this up. I feel I need to respond.
It is one thing to compare prices and it's fine to do so. General statements like this however don't do much except hurt the individual. A lot more expensive than who? The prices you see listed by overseas mass producers? Certainly not the US nurseries. If you check all the big US nurseries/distributors you would find my prices are among the least expensive and highly competitive with all of them. I take great care to keep up to date on what my competitors are listing their plants at and make regular adjustments in prices based on their prices and sizes listed, compared to my own plants. Quite a good deal considering every plant offered is fully established and the majority of the time are bigger than listed on the website.
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
Hold up, hold up. I'm not comparing you to anyone else, as that would be pointless. I meant that i thought it was cool how you were selling larger plants at the meeting, for less than you usualy do on your website. No harm intended [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] . Amazing how I have a nack for offending people....
I just want to make sure everyone is clear on this -
Actually, Tony VERY VERY VERY generously DONATED plants to the NECPS Show. It was decided that it would be better to have a silent auction for them rather than put them out for sale.
Thanks again Tony.
Maybe you could start saving money now for gas or plane fare for next year's show......Just kidding.
I want to clarify something important.
Some of the prices that were given on this board were prices paid at the SILENT AUCTION.
There are times when prices paid at a silent auction may be more than those listed in a catalog, and times when you get a bargain and pay less. THAT is one of the reasons you join a society and come to meetings.
Tony was not selling plants at the NECPS show. He graciuosly DONATED plants that we used for the silent auction, since many were VERY nice, large specialty plants that the general public might not know how to care for as beginner plants. We also felt this was a better way to raise funds for the society.
We did have other vendors at the show selling plants, and the prices were fair, as *Tony's plants are priced.
Please also remember, that it is not just the price that determines the value of a plant, but the service, the plant condition, and the support the grower gives you. Often, I'll pay a little more for a plant that I know is coming from someone who grows them better than someone else, or from someone who supports the ICPS, NECPS or other societies. And lets not forget about those who sell plants "cheap" that turn out to be wild collected plants!
Just my 5 cents...I could never stop at just 2 cents...
John, with a BIG smile still, after the show!
Sorry for the confusion. *I didn't think it would cause any problems to post some of the prices i paid as incentive to people to come join us [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], but i didn't make it clear that Tony's were purchased as a part of a silent auction on donated plants. *Yes, the prices paid on most of those excellent plants ended up being less than one would pay on any reputable dealer's site. *As John pointed out (Hi John! ), that's one perk of being in a CP society.
I wasn't going to pay more than $20 for a nep on Saturday... but then when i saw how nice and big the plants were that were going for that price, i couldn't resist. *My N. diatas is completely awesome - several large pitchers:
Obviously a steal for the price i paid... once again, Tony sells a quality product...
Nathaniel, the N. veitchii was a highland form, FYI. *I don't have a photo of it, unfortunately.
Is that the forest form of N. diatas?
|Quote (nepenthes gracilis @ Oct. 15 2003,07:28)|
|Is that the forest form of N. diatas?[/QUOTE]|
Nope, the 'Meadow Form'. I have to say that the pitchers seem to be a nicer shape and color than in most photos i've seen, however. Almost villosa-like, or something.
I wonder if this is a TC clone, or seed grown - perhaps i ended up with a superior specimen? You got a 'Meadow Form', Nep G?
Well since everyone else is "telling all and revealing what they SCORED".
I was quite happy to come away with:
1 Nepenthes truncata
2 Tissue cultured tubes of (S. leucophylla and S. alata)
1 S. leucophylla (green and white)
1 Pinguicula ehlersiae x oblongata gorgeous pink plant
A hilarious "Shut your trap" VFT NECPS badge
Gave away: 1 Drosera filiformis ssp. tracyi
1 Drosera multifida
Keep those plants growing!!!