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Re: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)
  • From: nickishay@juno.com (Nicki Shay)
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:18:40 -0700 (MST)

What would a fair price be for an iris flower?  Retail or wholesale to a
florist shop?
I have often wondered about that.  I know one fellow who sells a bouquet
of smaller type iris by the dozen - and he charges $4.50 each bouquet -
or at last check he did.

The large hybrid iris should certainly be worth more than that - wouldn't
you say?

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:17:39 -0700 (MST) Ellen Gallagher
<e_galla@moose.ncia.net> writes:
>	Robert F. asked:
>>> 2. Do you need a nursery license to sell cut iris flowers ?
> 	John Jones replied:
>>Probably a business license of some sort, but it varies city to city,
>>state to state. Check with your local government.
>	In my small town, if it is against the 'law' to sell cut 
>	or fresh vegs. in one's own front yard (with a sign,etc) - a 
>	of people are outlaws including me. :-)) This area has yard 
>	galore and selling one's 'growables' falls into the same 
>barrel. We
>	sell vegs. in August only because our friends and neighbors 
>	only eat so many tomatoes and zucchini.
>	 I would never sell my iris but people have stopped when I 
>	  been working in the front garden and asked for fresh 
>	People have paid more money for six cut peonies than I paid 
>	the tuber. I am toying with the idea of marketing peonies 
>	they are the ones people are struck with in the garden. It can
>	pay for my 'iris habit'. :-)
>	 However, to have a 'spot' in the village to market flowers 
>	vegs. probably needs a permit of sort - even in New Hampshire.
>	Ellen Gallagher  	 e_galla@moose.ncia.net
>Ellen Gallagher	\ e_galla@moose.ncia.net \ Lancaster, New 
>		USDA Zone 3a \ Northern White Mountains

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