Buyer beware: Some plants not worth the postage

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By Staff

Don’t believe outrageous claims. Coupon circulars are full of weird products such as painted plates, knitted slippers, wildlife figures and “must-have” plants. This time of the year these circulars prey on our anticipation of spring. Giant tomatoes, one tree with five different fruits, and a tree that grows 3 feet in a week share space with $1 off coupons. Don’t believe the sensational claims of the plants that scam the most people: the giant tomato tree, the royal paulownia, the 5-in-1 fruit tree and bargain bulbs for dirt cheap.

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