Barbara Pintozzii, a garden blogger from
Barbara continues, â€œWhile the failure to pot up perennials andÂ woody plants is understandable, the extra cost should be expended.Â A pot-bound plant may take years to recover. I talked with representatives from companies that require their plant product to be sold in distinctive containers (branded plants).Â One had no answer to my question of what an IGC should do if one of their plants needed to be moved to a larger container.Â The other,Â Proven Winners, informed me that the IGC should send the plant back to the wholesaler for potting up.â€
My fellow IGCâ€™s, have you ever been told by Proven Winners or any other plant brand that we could send back overgrown annuals and perennials to the grower for potting up to a larger size? If you have, please let me know of this company as I would love to do business with them. Are you reimbursed for the cost of the plant, or given a replacement plant? I love the idea! If more brands and growers took some of the risk involved with selling at retail we could replace more overgrown and distressed plants with fresh stock. We know the chains and box stores get pay at scan treatment, why donâ€™t we?