Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 567

    Bordines, nice quality and consistent. Order over the winter, have them grown for you and save big money
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  2. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had horrible luck last year.....though they were impatients. Went to Wojos this year, and I bought 20 flats, they ended up giving me 50 because they were so bad. And now the 25~ that are in the ground look like ****.

    Went to another place (for another job) paid more, but got nice flowers.
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  3. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    brad pm me your number or text me, maybe we can sit down monday and get all my stuff covered through your company. the guys i use really dropped the ball :(
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    Are you serious? Holy crap! Nothing you can do about it?
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  5. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
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    Alex, contact your insurance agency directly and start putting the pressure on them. You don't have to accept what they offer. When i was hit we negotiated for 3 months before I settled with them. I still have your # so I will text you now.
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  6. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Alex, contact your insurance agency directly and start putting the pressure on them. You don't have to accept what they offer. When i was hit we negotiated for w months before I settled with them. I still have your # so I will text you know.
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  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I won't plant impatiens until they develop a downy mildew resistant variety. If you lost impatiens last year to downy, and re-plant this year in the same spot, you will lose them again. Downy remains in the soil and is pretty resistant to fungicides (Lord knows I tried dang near everything).
     
  8. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn't plant impatiens this year. I was speaking of last years batch from Bordines not doing very well from the get go, but I imagine that was because they got mildew early on, and the whole neighborhood lost their impatiens very early (August we pulled them)
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  9. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    I may try the route of ordering them in the winter, that way I can be assured of having enough flats of healthy flowers ready for us whenever we're ready.

    I think I'm probably part of the problem, as I only give them a week or so notice to pick up 40 or 50 flats at a time.
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  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you are willing to travel to the east side, there are many growers out here who don't even flinch at 40-50 flats. These guys supply a lot of the smaller garden shops, along with Eastern Market.
     

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