Lew Hodgett wrote:
Arbor Vitaes are garbage shrubs.
Grow like weeds and are difficult to trim and maintain.
Have a useful life of about 10 years if you're lucky.
About the only thing they have going for them is cost.
They are dirt cheap compared to Yews or similar shrubs.
Might be a location/climate thing.
I took a bunch of cuttings from my parent's house at the Jersey
shore, planted them along the sides of our house about 30 years
ago and they've been doing fine ever since with little or no
attention. *Really* poor soil: solid shale with a few inches of
clay and rocks over it.
OTOH, maybe the deer feeding on them over the winter has
something to do with the low maintenance..... -)
I wake up at nite sometimes when I leave the window open to
"Chomp, chomp, slurp, slurp.....". First time it about scared
me to death.
My comments based on events in NE Ohio (Metro Cleveland)
which has weather similar to NJ, but probably closer to CT.
Soil was basically clay that had the top soil stripped during
of the development.
Lots of mulch along with some fertilizer helped things along.
No deer to keep things trimmed back then.
500 Home Depots?
You know Home Depot has on-line interactive inventory. I look up what I
want on their website and then check the stores on-line to see if they have
it. Then I am not stuck with the vagaries of knowledge from a failed
contractor who works as a clerk at the store because they failed as a
contractor. If do need help in the store I look for the "old guy" who is
If you mean the tree... arborvitae then they show 4 (1 discontinued) on-line
and they all say "on-line only." Took me about a minute to check.
The crappy pride in workmanship that you complain about is why I like to
check things myself if I can. I was raised that you do the job whatever it
is to the best of your ability no matter the wage. If you agreed to take
the money to do the job its immoral to do anything but a good job.
Somebody who follows stock prices told me that HD's stock has
come way, way up in recent years.
Seemed to me like that coincided with local HD's service level.
Used to be that when an employee saw me, they'd try to duck into
another aisle to avoid answering a question. That's when the
stock was very low.
Now I practically have to fend them off.
Sounds like an upper-level management change to me.
True, I have little bad to say about the front-line help, given their
abilities. They try, but still, informational and organizational chaos
But I think you cite pure coincidence in the stock price vs. the help.
But, holy shit, indeed, the price doubled in one year!!
Which makes the chaos inexcusable. But understandable and perhaps
inevitable: HD can now do whateverTF they want, and there's not a fukn
thing you or me can do about it.
Well, there is, and PMT nailed it. And I really try to go local, but too
often the price differential -- and the irritating convenience of HD --
Indeed, I watch myself fuck myself, all too often. We fuck ourselves, we
fuck each other, and HD laughs hysterically, to/fro the bank.
"tiredofspam" <nospam.nospam.com> wrote in message
Obscenity begets profanity.... pretty much dat simple.
Sorta like fighting clean in a street fight -- dudn't make much sense, now,
If YOU are not driven to the point of profanity, then you proly don't really
understand the true depth of the problem.
Toughen up, dood.... it's way past the point of being polite, it's time to
get effing mad.
Oh, btw, that would be "you're an idiot", not "your an idiot"....
If you want to prove your an idiot, keep on not proofreading you're shit....
On Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:38:38 -0500, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com>
Thats one of the reasons they offer lower prices than the other
stores..and why they try to get folks to do the self checkout. Keeps
their personal expenses down.
The methodology of the left has always been:
2. Repeat the lie as many times as possible
3. Have as many people repeat the lie as often as possible
4. Eventually, the uninformed believe the lie
5. The lie will then be made into some form oflaw
6. Then everyone must conform to the lie
What's sad is
1. The Warehouse Store don't know what's in its own warehouse.
2. That you STILL don't get this.
No surprise, tho.
Dood, I wadn't asking for a landscaping consultation, or an explanation of
nitrogen fixing in the root system of plants, a'ight?
All's I wanted to know was, Do you have effing Arbor Vitaes??
without being hung up on 3 times, in the span of 1/2 hr.
Thanks gawds for speaker phones, lemme tell you....
> > Around here, Lowe's offers a 10% Veteran's discount.
Not so much:
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maximum, at our U.S. stores to all active duty military personnel,
reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families.
We offer this discount to thank them for their outstanding service to
this nation and to help make their homes more comfortable and safe.
Customers requesting the discount should present a valid military ID.
In addition, a 10 percent discount is also offered in recognition of
Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day at all U.S.
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