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Re: Starting a nursery

Since most of us respond to visuals, why not make your nursery not  
just rows of plants in pots, but a garden where people can actually  
see (at least some) of those plants in a landscape or in containers?  
Folks may walk in with a mental picture culled from a magazine (a  
picture taken in a location that no way shares your growing  
conditions), but what they then see growing around your nursery will  
banish the former from their minds.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 17, 2005, at 6:04 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
> I agree 100%.
> I was talking with Donna via email last night about what the current
> trends are.  I think shade gardens used to be the in thing, but  
> they're
> now slightly passe and there's a lot more focus on sun plants with  
> bright
> bold colors.
> Although I'm mostly a shade gardener, I think I need to focus on more
> unusual stuff and plants that can cross over from sun to shade. Sedges
> seem like they're still growing in popularity, for example.
> One thing about all of the hot new plants -- almost all of them have
> restricted propagation rights and corresponding insane prices.  For
> that reason people are falling to the old stand-bys on certain plants.
> Granted, Endless Summer [TM] fills a need that no other Hydrangea  
> could
> fill before, so its ubiquity is probably a good thing.
> I subscribe to Chicagoland Gardening, but I haven't looked at more  
> general
> Midwestern magazines.
> Chris
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