They should be ashamed!
Yesterday I went to a "very good" nursery. So I said to myself," Hmmmm I wonder if they have any brugs?" So I asked the plant manager and he said, "We sure do, follow me we got some in a month or so ago but they defoliated and we set them out to get some sun, oh and by the way itÃ¯Â¿Â½s variegated I think or perhaps a bit damaged from the transport but I am sure we can get you a good price on it." Oh I was sort of happy, perhaps they had a named variety such as a Snow Bank and I can purchase it.
So I happily followed behind him in a BRUG induced euphoria. We are walking and I am thinking about what spot to put it in, in my already crowded garden. Finally we get to it and I just about fall out itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a Snow bank about 7-8 inches long and whole lot of sad growing up from the roots and in a ten inch pot that has seen better days. I am still optimistic because hey it can grow big with a lil TLC. The lumbering manager and I take the long trek back to the register as it had no price on it.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m really euphoric now, So he started looking it up, heÃ¯Â¿Â½s just a tapping on the computer and then turns to me and says, "Oh itÃ¯Â¿Â½s $89.99 , but I can get it for you for half off!" Before I knew what I was thinking was coming out loud I said, "Dios, you have got to be kidding me!" Then he said, "Oh this is a special NEW Hybrid, "Snow Bank" and the creator only allowed our nursery to sale these here in Michigan and you canÃ¯Â¿Â½t buy it online anywhere." I was nice , I did no eye rolling or telling him how deeply fried his brain was , I just politely said , " No thank you and walked away putting my cart load of plants back in their proper place and walked out the door. My question who does he think he was talking to?? Humpty Dumpty, I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t claim to be a Brugoligist, (word?) but I know for a fact that "Snow Bank" has been out for a while now.
Thank you for letting me vent,