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22 April 2016 @ 12:22 pm
Happy Earth Day, good and bad plant purchases  
I just realized today is Earth day. Ha, I'll have to give out little Earth balls to my friends on DA then. Anyway, I haven't posted in forever. I'm behind on sharing my art here. I've been very busy. Been making art, raising birds and plants and making plans. I've been watching Star Trek Voyager and Mysterious Cities of Gold. Gosh it will forever be my favorite show.

I ordered some Amorphophallus konjac blubs. They are a special kind called Nightstick. The trunk is black and looks super awesome. So I can't wait to get those. I've been amazed by the polar contrast of customer service from two different plant sellers. One was the guy that originally got me into Amorphophallus. I think we met years ago on flickr. I don't know why he won't respond to me. He ignores me no matter where I contact him on email, flicr or ebay. He has a passiflora I was looking for and saw he had seeds. I asked him if he'd sell them. No response. Then I see them on ebay and I missed the auction because I wasn't home and again I contacted him everywhere about a direct sale. Nothing. But it was listed again and this time I won. Days went by and I emailed him asking him when he would ship. No response but finally it said it shipped but not tracking. I still haven't gotten them and he's in Sarrasota so what is taking so long? If I don't get them by tomorrow I will write again. I'm angry with his crap. I know he is getting my messages. Why won't he reply? He used to have good communication. If I don't get these seeds in the mail or if they come late I will give him neutral feed back for horrible communication. I'd love to give him negative but if I get them I guess I can't do that. But I will be happy to give him negative if I don't get it and it will be my first negative feedback ever on Ebay. Just what is his problem?

The amorphophallus guy though. I forgot about the auction and logged on 6 minutes late. I told him about that and asked if he had any bulbs left. He instantly put up a private buy it now for me. It was great! I got them. He emailed me when he shipped them. He didn't have to. Ebay tells you. Has a tracking like it should. He told me he has a facebook with info. I don't use facebook but that's very cool of him and I know I can ask questions if I have any. My gosh what a difference. This guy is excellent and I can't wait to give him a perfect rating once my bulb arrive. I'm just amazed at the difference in customer service. This guy should learn from him.
actipton80actipton80 on April 22nd, 2016 10:33 pm (UTC)
I've been so busy today, I forgot it was Earth Day too. Happy Earth Day.

We have gorgeous maroon irises in the flowerbed and also maroon and yellow bicolored ones. My peas are getting tall, and my stevia is bushy. The catnip didn't come up so I will have to buy a new one.
Desthagirion on April 22nd, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
I happened to look at the calendar and saw it written there. Happy Earth Day.
Oh that's neat. I've got Saracenias coming up. Well the ones that survived. I need to replace some that died. So we both lost plants.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on April 25th, 2016 10:23 am (UTC)
Ha, I didn't know about Earth Day until it was over, either :P

That would be a very cool Amorphophallus plant. I hope you get it.

I don't know what's up with that guy. How weird. That's a pity if he has stuff no-one else has.

The service of the other guy, on the other hand is terrific. If you could, I'd get all plants from him from now on.
Desthagirion on April 25th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
I forgot too and said hi to all my friends about it kind of late.
I should get those in the mail today. I can't wait.
I sent another message that was firmer and still no response. I did not get the seeds on Saturday like I should have. If I don't get them today I may have to leave negative feedback.
Yes the guy that sold me the amorphophallus is awesome.