Wayside Gardens advertising
Hello all -
The other evening I was looking at some perennials, a shrub rose or two, and some flowering small trees that caught my interest on the Wayside Gardens web site. I was using the site mainly for reference, getting ideas, and making a mental list of varieties that I would keep an eye out for if they were to show up at a local nursery.
After perusing the Wayside catalog I went to an unrelated (non plant) website where in the right margin there was an advertisement for Wayside Gardens. I know that the net will use collected information to advertise to target groups. Wayside went one step further with it and underneath the logo for the company's ad were revolving pictures of ALL of the plants that I had just viewed on their website. It kind of creeped me out and it felt like Big Brother was watching me.
So what is next? will these ads become so numerous and unrelenting that I finally break down and order an over-priced Helenium? God, I hope not! This is gardening, not mind control.