After walking through the show and trying to spend as little money as possible, I hung out around our display, handing out brochures and talking with visitors. I especially enjoyed seeing a fellow Monticellonian, my favorite postal worker, Carol! She is usually the one who specially handles all my carefully boxed leaves as they go out around the country. Thanks for stopping and saying hi, Carol! And thanks for all your hard work at the post office.
Through the fairly short period of time I spent at our table, it seemed that visitor after visitor commented on one of three common problems: long necks, over watering and no blooms. And while these can all be frustrating problems, they are a few of the easiest to correct. Long necks do indeed require some fairly severe surgery, but if done properly, plants generally respond amazingly well in a short amount of time. Actually, this type of surgery is what I routinely do with my own plants (all 300+ of them) every year, and I can't remember the last time I lost one. A few blogs ago, I described the process I use.
To address the other two common problems, I've added some new information on the bottom page for AV Care. Hope you have time to check it out!