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Good Grief....

Posted by holly_on 6a Ontario (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 26, 14 at 8:06

I saw water hyacinths at a local nursery yesterday. They had individual price tags on them at $10.99! It is way too cold to put them out. Other years that nursery only guarantees them after May 24th and has clear signage to discourage customers from taking a chance. We are still getting night time temperatures hovering at the zero mark here in Ontario. These plants were "only" $3.99 last year. These were the dwarf size and still on display in the hot house and looked appealing health wise. I pity the pond newbie here who succumbs to the temptation to buy these at this price way too early in the season for success.

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RE: Good Grief....

I wonder if it has anything to do with areas trying to discourage using them, since they are so invasive in waterways?

RE: Good Grief....

I can imagine there is a short supply of water hyacinth early in the year after such a severe Winter.

So close to the North pole...

RE: Good Grief....

That is an outrageous price.

RE: Good Grief....

My four I think were $3 each last year. I ended up thinning them out of the pond at least 5 times over the season.

The garden center I go to had them, but I asked the guys and they both agreed I shouldn't get them yet unless I intended to bring them in if the temps drop

RE: Good Grief....

Good grief is right. That's highway robbery not to mention a few other disreputable adjectives which shall go unmentioned. Yet another reason it always pays to do one's research.

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