i have started a database for my figs, bananas and grapes, showing date of purchase and source. will link to video clips and pics showing my plants at planting, in spring, through summer, etc.. so i can have well chronicled growth
and care. when you start getting up to 50 figs, not to mention 50 muscadine grapes and 10 types of bananas, 7 types of blackberries, etc... it starts to get a little fuzzy if you try to carry any details in your head. that fuzzy little walnut between my ears is easy to overload. i just don't trust it :).
the most important thing to me here is that people realize that my word and reputation are extremely important to me. losing track of plants and trading someone what turns out to be the wrong thing will seriously undermine this, and i am not taking any chances.
having said all this, i am now going to repurchase all the types i bought from willis nursery, this time from reliable forum members, so i can raise 2 for comparison. if willis sent me the wrong plants, i can assure you i will let everyone here and at gardenweb know it. and if they sent me the right ones, i will vouch for them.