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Jun. 24th, 2006 @ 07:41 pm What?
Hubby will attest to the fact that I don't mind paying a bit more for quality. Actually he often remarks on it, and I often give him reason to remark. However, I draw the line at paying $40.00 for a single peony ring. Oh, and I don't need just one, I need five. Even I acknowledge that $200 for plant support is out of line.

After five years of use my last peony ring resembles the after-affects of a coathanger mating with a blender, but unless the Lee Valley one plans on weeding my entire garden in it's spare time, I'll stick to the $5/pop variety. I really don't like them as I often wait too long to reign my flowerbeds in and the rings aren't really built to open around the bushes. In a perfect world I wouldn't spend the 1st weekend in June cursing while taming my backyard jungle, but I'm willing to admit Martha and I travel in different gardening circles.


Really, doing the math I'll get 40 years of well supported peonies with the occassional trip to Canadian Tire. Hubby would be so proud!
Who does she think she is?
bleedinghearts
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From:winters_edge
Date:June 25th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
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I know the ones at Gardener's Supply aren't quite as fancy, but I've been happy with them and they are a lot less expensive. I'm a Martha, too, but not one with her income or hired help. ;) Oh, and like you, I like quality goods!
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From:winters_edge
Date:June 25th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
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PS- I've also had good luck with the $3 opening ones from Lowes. :)
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From:running5k2day
Date:June 25th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
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Hot Damn! That is expensive! Yeah...I think I will just go down to HomeDepot and buy them there and not go broke. Geepers.
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