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Re: Starting a nursery


True -- I thought Chris was also going to have a brick and mortar  
place. However, internet nursery sights could have photos of the  
plants in gardens or containers, not just a close up of the plants.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 18, 2005, at 10:03 PM, kmrsy wrote:

> But Cathy, people don't "walk in" to an internet mailorder company.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 8:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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