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Re: Starting a nursery

> Oh Chris, there is no real way of telling. We brought in 25
> Schizophragma hydranginoides 'Moonlight' in 2003 and still have half of
> them. We thought they'd sell very well, especially at only $8 (I just
> saw that Gardeners Supply is selling it for $24.) Then there was the
> Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'. I liked it and brought in 32 of them.
> They looked great, but they just sat there, couldn't seem to get anyone
> interested. I could only stay for about half the sale, had to go back to
> work. When I did inventory the next day, they were all gone.
> Then there's the chicken/egg thing. Who is your market? How will you
> reach them? How many customers will you have? If you knew, you might be
> able to guess better. But you won't be able to that until they see what
> you have to offer.

So what's your standard amount per plant, and how many customers?

I'm guessing that there's a formula that can be devised based on the number
of customers that you expect to have, but I have no clue what it is.  I 
also suspect that it's the kind of thing you just get figure out with
experience.  :)

You should see my Moonlight -- it's about 15' up into the oak tree at
the base of my driveway.  Gorgeous!!!


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