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RE: 2012 Seed Catalogs
  • Subject: RE: 2012 Seed Catalogs
  • From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@netsurfusa.net>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:59:16 -0500

I think you were ahead of your time with the mini CD at that time. Not
so sure your would not still be. I see and receive cds from wholesalers,
but there is also that hard copy. We simply have not made that cross
over. Most of my customers are the well over 40 crowd.... they are hard
copy born and bred. They may order on line, but want the catalog to
browse. I know and have accepted that we are going to take a heavy hit
on orders by dropping our catalog. But, we simply cannot afford the
luxury of a foot in both worlds. So we sink or swim with our decision.

Simple fact that the small nursery is being squeezed out...even many of
the larger boys are dropping by the wayside. Between technology changing
from day to day, the economy and shortage of disposable funds.... tough
out there and will be for some time to come. Adapt or die.


Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens,LLC
Garden Writer - Photographer -  Lecturer

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf Of Christopher P. Lindsey

Subject: Re: [CHAT] 2012 Seed Catalogs

I sometimes wonder how effective a digital catalog would be as 
a replacement for paper catalogs.

When I tried my nursery (which I had to give up because of 
marriage and a lack of space) I had written something that
would put a PDF onto a CD (with every plant clickable and
bringing me to an order page); the idea was to send a 
mini-CD out in the mail for fifty cents, somebody would
stick it in their computer, and voila...

You can view an intermediate (large, 5MB) file at


It was auto-generated from the database used for the online
store.  Yes, formatting isn't perfect.  :)

My question is whether or not the technology is still too
new for customers or if the price is still prohibitively

I did find that the PDF worked fine on a Kindle, too.


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