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Offline Sheriff Roland

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The Garden Shed
« on: May 01, 2009, 04:38:59 pm »
I'll be selling excess plants this year. Was potting some plants last fall, and propagating others in the house over winter. Now that spring has sprung I've been potting seedlings and other plants I know reproduce too quickly.

Here's a first (of 4) picture I took today showing my future sales items. Expecting to put up posters in the neighbourhood soon (I tried to print em today but they didn't turn out. Bryan'll be over on Sunday & maybe he'll be able to help me figure out what my problem is.) Poster says the Shed'll open on the 23rd of May. new date: 16 of May - Victoria Day Weekend.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 05:37:53 pm by Sheriff Roland »
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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 07:20:07 pm »
Plants by the Sheriff....great idea!!

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 08:52:13 pm »
Got em lined up on both sides of the drive way. Most of these were potted - and labeled - last fall (unlike the first picture's that contained mostly newly potted young plants).

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 03:54:57 am »
BOTH sides of the driveway ...

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 05:35:32 pm »
last of 4 - but today I added 25 pots of lamb's ear.

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 09:36:05 pm »
Been busy, potting up more plants everyday:

     25 lamb's ears,
     18 feverfew,
     18 (more) violas,
     6 coleus,
     14 double bloom buttercups.

In addition I potted up the seeds collected from last years tomatoes (tomato plants don't go in the ground until the end of May).

The feverfew are behaving well in their pots, but the lamb's ears are looking limp. They have 11 days to recouperate, seeing as I've already advertised the lamb's ears as a opening weekend special: 3$ down from 5$ per 4 inch pot.

The viola (2$/ pot or 3 for 5$) I prepared a week ago, are already flowering.


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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 11:58:02 pm »
Been busy, potting up more plants everyday:

     25 lamb's ears,
     18 feverfew,
     18 (more) violas,
     6 coleus,
     14 double bloom buttercups.

In addition I potted up the seeds collected from last years tomatoes (tomato plants don't go in the ground until the end of May).

The feverfew are behaving well in their pots, but the lamb's ears are looking limp. They have 11 days to recouperate, seeing as I've already advertised the lamb's ears as a opening weekend special: 3$ down from 5$ per 4 inch pot.

The viola (2$/ pot or 3 for 5$) I prepared a week ago, are already flowering.




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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 06:48:19 pm »
And the ferns I potted last year will likely be pretty good looking in 11 days. I've recently moved them to a shadier area.

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 08:14:18 pm »
I was quite please with myself yesterday when a neighbour bought my first plants. I had to dig them out of the garden to sell her some ground flox (for a mere 3$).

Today however, another neighbour asked when I was going to start selling - so I invited her to check out what I had - and she started pulling out plant after plant she wished to purchase:

3 peonies (Sarah Bernhardt)           30$
4 daylilies (giant red)                     28$
4 daylilies (giant purple)                 28$
2 colombine (dbl bloom - large pot) 20$
2 daylilies (old-fashion orange)         6$
2 lily of the valley                            6$
6 english primrose (sm pots)          10$
6 violas (sm pots)                          10$

total                                          138$

I'm floored!!

Bryan feels I sold em for too much. I should give her half back. He's accusing me of acting like a Ferengi (Quark actually).

Don't know if I'll be able to supply other's needs for long, if they're going to leave with a trunk full of plants.
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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2009, 12:33:36 am »
if you were charging too much people wouldnt' be leaving with a trunk full! hello!

great job!

you do have a great business model though...all anyone has to do is look around at your yard to know you have good products.

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Hail! Hail! The Hail Storm Commeth
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2009, 10:37:44 am »
Bryan's on my case again!  >:(

Anyways, Off Topic a little:

This morning while I was waiting in line at the grocery store, (around 9 am) It got really dark out. Night lights were turning on outside. Suddenly there was this very loud noise happening. I made the comment 'Here comes the fireworks'.

It took a few seconds (10?) before word got around that it was hailing outside. I've only experienced hail about once every 5 years or so, so this is almost as rare (to me) as the Northern Lights.

Well it turns out that this particular hail storm was even rarer than the Northern Lights. The most remarkable hail storm I'd ever experienced before (at least to my recollection) was one where hail was a half (maybe a full) centimeter across - back when I was still driving a motorcycle - over a decade ago.

The hail was replaced with rain (when I decided I would head for home). I picked up a couple a hail balls & they were a full inche (2 to 3 cm across). Then there was heavy rain (when I decided it best to try and run some). By the time I got home some 5 minutes later the rain had gone through heavy & light phases including some more smaller sized hail balls coming down. Of course I was soaked. But I knew I had to take some pictures. I hastily went outside to collect some hail balls and took the following picture from inside the house, as smaller hail balls were still coming down along with somewhat heavy rain. I took 3 pictures and the flash worked in all cases - that's how dark it was - in spite of the fact that I was 'shooting' with outdoor lighting.

Now remember - it's about 17c (60+f)  and the larger balls had fallen over 5 minutes earlier ...

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Hail! Hail! The Hail Storm Commeth
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2009, 10:41:26 am »
This picture was taken a few minutes later.

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Hail! Hail! The Hail Storm Commeth
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2009, 10:51:18 am »
I've checked out the local news reports.

One image has a penny next to much smaller hail ball  ::)


Other reports are saying - as large as a nickel - as large as a toonie. Guess I got to see some of the largest balls!
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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2009, 11:36:43 am »
Those hail pieces have balls on them the size of apples!  ;D
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Re: Hail! Hail! The Hail Storm Commeth
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2009, 12:55:57 pm »
I've checked out the local news reports.

One image has a penny next to much smaller hail ball  ::)


Other reports are saying - as large as a nickel - as large as a toonie. Guess I got to see some of the largest balls!


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so.....you've seen big balls huh??


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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2009, 12:57:08 pm »
what is Bryan on your case about?

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2009, 12:59:51 pm »
what is Bryan on your case about?

What I charged for those plants a couple a days ago. The only plants I over-priced were the two colombines. On the other hand, she got a bargain on the giant daylilies, (and she got 8 of those) so I don't feel guilty.
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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2009, 01:02:49 pm »
What I charged for those plants a couple a days ago. The only plants I over-priced were the two colombines. On the other hand, she got a bargain on the giant daylilies, (and she got 8 of those) so I don't feel guilty.

no, as you pointed out, she bought a trunk load...if they weren't worth the price you were asking, she wouldn't have bought so many. She might have bought one or two to be polite but not a bunch. Apparently they were worth that much to her..your customer..and that is how a good businessman works, selling the product at the price the market will bear. If sales fall off, you can always lower your prices..it is hard to RAISE them.

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2009, 05:29:54 am »
Put the sign up on my lawn 4 days early (yesterday evening).

Looks like an 8 year old made it - Yup it says PlANTS 4 SALE.

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2009, 08:02:26 am »
Put the sign up on my lawn 4 days early (yesterday evening).

Looks like an 8 year old made it - Yup it says PlANTS 4 SALE.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I think it is cute...but I know that wasnt' what you were going for...

took me a minute but then I saw what you mean..you used capital letters for all the other letters but not the 'L'..cant you just get your marker and make it a little leg??


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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2009, 08:27:53 am »
I could ... but would it still be cute?
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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2009, 08:30:24 am »
I could ... but would it still be cute?

hmmmm....nope...let be let be!

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 10:55:37 pm »
Lady came over a couple a days ago (a return visit). Originally she had shown interest in the purple iris but she ended up buying a couple of pots of bleeding hearts (2 x 7$ = 14$). Before she left, I reminded her of her interest in the purple iris ... and that she had a variety (she called em white) of irirs I didn't have. She accepted to trade. They're actually very pale pink, but they look larger than the purple ones I traded them for. Not to worry, I gave her 8 or 9 for her 6.

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Re: The Garden Shed
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 10:58:05 pm »
Update on the sign .. the colours washed away in the rain, so I filled the outlines of the words (4 sale) in black. - Also added a 'tail' to the 'L'.
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