and we have 5 acres for him ( er, did i say him? I meant us ) to play with. Like yesterday, we bought more fruit trees ( we already have peaches, pears, figs, grapes, blueberries..etc. er..are tomatoes fruits? ) from Lowe's, but I digress.
We bought some Blue Spiral Juniper in June last year but after like a few months, they just shrivelled up and died.
Now, back in Malaysia, where the return policy on things is like NO RETURNS/ALL SALES FINAL or for those stores that seem to pity consumers, there's a 3 day grace for you to return/exchange products, the idea of exchanging PLANTS of all things, would have seemed pretty useless, not to mention nonsensical.
In the States, however, most stores have a 30 day or 90 day return policy for most items - we've even returned VERY MOULDY blueberries to Sams' after a week and exchanged them for fresh ones! - which seemed HUMONGOUS to me when I first got here. Talk about customer satisfaction.But when I learnt that some places like Lowe's had a ONE YEAR GUARANTEE on some of their plants, I almost keeled over.
Hence, back to the Junipers. We got 2 new ones yesterday from Lowe's ( 14 months later ) and ( maybe because David is such a regular customer there ), he talked to the manager, and get this..we didn't even have to bring our receipt.
Hope you survive longer than your predecessors!