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From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2004.02.21 at 17:20:46(11178)
I stumbled across this site while searching tropical hardwoods. My,
what wonderous things these aroids are, especially with their
various names.

http://www.tytyga.com/main.html
Please check out this place very carefully before ordering. For
cannas, at least, it has a VERY POOR reputation.
They operate (or have operated) under a variety of names. I believe
it is sort of a southern "Michigan Bulb Co."
--
Don Martinson

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From: <plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2004.02.21 at 18:39:49(11179)
Actually, TyTy has a horrible reputation for all plants!! I would advise
anyone to look at www.gardenwatchdog.com before ordering. Buyer beware.

Dan Devor

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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.02.21 at 19:00:04(11180)
Ive never ordered from TyTy but have heard a few horror stories as well. The
website is humorous but the TV commercials are hysterical, in a dumb kind of
way. If you take a close look at some of the plants they offer, you will
notice that the same thing is pictured for numerous species. Take a look at the
Great Brazilian Banana, then look at the Amistad. Its the same exact plant
with the same boy in Black and Blue shirt holding it. There are other ones like
this throughout the website, making me sceptical of the nurserys' credibility.
If you are anywhere near South Georgia, it may be worth a trip to see
exactly what they have, but I wouldnt waste my money ordering from them. Michael
Mattlage

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.02.21 at 20:47:23(11181)
I liked the pot with flowering Am. bulbifer in it and the leaf of Typhonium
venosum (that would make an interesting sale at eBay or like). What scared
me was the photo with the konjac-leaf and the lil' boy with a
rifle...............

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From: "Enid" <enigo at bellsouth.net> on 2004.02.22 at 07:26:58(11183)
What, no one saw the pot with the tiny flowering A. titanum at the top of a
leaf stalk? It's the picture to the left of the boy with a rifle.
Ebay watch out!
Enid

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From: Al Wootten <awootten at nrao.edu> on 2004.02.22 at 11:23:22(11185)
The first hints of Spring in Virginia take me off looking through
catalogs when I should be doing other things...among my favorites, which
I couldn't find, is Dewey's Philodendron Phreaque site. Anyone know
where it is or if Dewey still has a list?

Clear skies,
Al

From: "Albert & Febie" <mrknight at charter.net> on 2004.02.22 at 11:47:31(11186)
I have ordered from them before and have never had anything arrive in good
condition or live; nothing.. When I have contacted them they refuse to help
even when I have emailed pictures of the items upon arrival. I would rather
have no plants if they had to come from those @#$^@?!! people.
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From: Jonathan Ertelt <jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2004.02.22 at 15:45:21(11187)
At 2:23 PM -0500 2/22/04, Al Wootten wrote:
The first hints of Spring in Virginia take me off looking through
catalogs when I should be doing other things...among my favorites, which
I couldn't find, is Dewey's Philodendron Phreaque site.
Al,

I recently queried Dewey on that very thing, and his response was
that he got tired of packing things and sending them off, so he was
taking a break. I responded that this was fine, and obviously his
choice, but I did wish that he would keep his list up, if nothiing
else than for the wealth of information it provided, about his
material as well as about some species and cultivars in general. He
didn't respond to my second post, and the list has not reappeared, so
there you have it. Maybe if enough folks inquire, he'll at least put
the list back up, whether offering things or not, but I didn't want
to pester.

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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.02.22 at 20:04:35(11188)
I used the list not only for ordering, but also for helping ID certain
plants, especially Philos and Anthuriums.
Michael Mattlage

From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at ozemail.com.au> on 2004.02.23 at 03:11:11(11189)
Howdy All,

Gee they DO have creative pics don't they!!?? Wilbert.... the kid with the
gun worries me a tad as well . Also the guy jumping in the air next
to the bulbifer (with the sauromatum leaf) while in the background it
appears to be a warzone with a guy crouching and shooting down the
street!!?? Wierd choice to say the least!!

In the Voodoo Lilies section under snake there is a picture of a couple of
guys standing amongst the (badly superimposed) leaves?? They trying to
attract lady purchasers or something? Seems an odd picture to be in there.
Also the caption that says "Snakes cool off under dense tropical leaves"
gave me a laugh..... I wonder how the guys feel being labelled as snakes!!??

They certainly do have some interesting stuff though. If they were
reputable and true to actual naming etc they would be a wonderful place to
deal with as they have a wonderful range. I have heard warnings myself
about these guys a few times, on quite a few different lists, so the horror
stories aren't that uncommon by the sound of it.

Cheers.

Paul Tyerman

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From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2004.02.23 at 04:07:13(11190)
I smiled at Michael's humor until I realized that he was probably talking
about Dewey's site rather than TyTy.

"I used the list not only for ordering, but also for helping ID certain
plants, especially Philos and Anthuriums.
Michael Mattlage"

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From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2004.02.23 at 07:29:12(11191)
Hey People,-"What, no one saw the pot with the tiny flowering A. titanum at the top of a leaf stalk? It's the picture to the left of the boy with a rifle. Ebay watch out!"Enid
Hehe, i saw it Enid. From the second i laid eyes on this site i knew something was up. If someones says they have A. bulbifer but show me a picture of a T. venosum leaf and a flower from A. bulbifer, i think ill stay away from it. Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee when you click here.

From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.02.23 at 14:55:51(11195)
Derek, I was talking about Dewey's site ;), I think the only kind of
credibility I could find on TyTy's site would be perhaps if the caption just read
"plant". Now I wonder what kind of photoshopping we could see IF TyTy sold
Philos and Anthuriums. They would probably call them "Elephant Ear Vines" and have
a picture of a half naked boy crouching under them or something odd like
that.
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