Just noticed Bluestone changes...
So, my daughter was looking through a Bluestone catalog, and starting to put together a wish list for next spring for her garden. (Ok, so right now it is just a long list of things she likes - lots of editing needed!)
So, I went online to find out more about some of the plants, since she picked out a bunch of things I've never grown. I started noticing that everything was priced individually, but with a small discount for 3 or more - unlike how they usually have things either in a 3-pack or a larger pot. I finally went to the home page, where they said that they have changed to planting everything in larger coir pots, to get rid of the plastic. What they *don't* mention is that the prices have now gone up a LOT, since you can no longer get the smaller 3 packs. For instance - Delphinium Connecticut Yankee - in my Fall 2011 catalog, it is listed as 3 for $14.95. Online, it is $7.95 each, or $7.50 for 3 or more, which translates to $22.50 for 3!
I wasn't really planning to order anything this fall, so I guess it wouldn't do me any good to complain to Bluestone - but this is not making me as likely to order from them in the future. (Actually, I think I am going to complain, on principle - it's no fair to change the prices after you send the catalogue!)