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Re: Re: FWIW

>He may even join our group here over the 
> winter when he has time to breathe. 
Tell him we'd welcome him.  I always enjoy more input.


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> I have no idea what is the trend in your neck of the woods.... but here, 
> most gardencenters 'fall events' are nothing more than a bale of straw 
> and few scarecrows along with a sale to get rid of some items they don't 
> want to overwinter. 
> This nursery is a tad different, but thinking it would be similiar to 
> you. Personalization!.... They 'know' every customer, or if you are new, 
> get to know you. They take an interest in your 'home garden' so they can 
> recommend items that will work. 
> Their events are also not the ordinary store bought snacks on a table. 
> Everything is homemade, presented in a setting, with additional tables 
> and chairs (with linen/lace table clothes) so you can enjoy the 
> snacks!... many simple things that make a world of difference in your 
> attitude while there...and of course the live music pipped throughout 
> the nursery is also nice. 
> And another thing that might be of interest.... at the last event 
> (seminair days) in his opening thanks for coming speach, he thanked his 
> staff, family and friends for making this happen... seems many were NOT 
> on the payroll that day and had donated their time, resources, to make 
> it happen. 
> Seems like they treat their customers like friends..... not just ring up 
> the sales, which of course are numberous... nice trade off IMHO. They 
> also feature healthy plants, a vast assortment, including some rarer 
> things. He is forever asking for my lists to review based on plants 
> suggested from this e-list. He may even join our group here over the 
> winter when he has time to breathe. 
> Donna 
> > Hello Donna, 
> > Nope... sorry. I do not belong to the Indiana Nurserymen's Assoc... or 
> > KY NA... probably should.... just never get around to joining. 
> > What you are up to seems to be making the rounds. Many of the local 
> > larger nurseries and garden centers are having festivals of some kind to get 
> > customers in. Music is real strong element in most of the advertisements, as 
> > are discounts along with drinks and snacks of some kind. 
> > We are seriously considering joining the local Chamber of Commerce...... 
> > Gene E. Bush 
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc 
> > www.munchkinnursery.com 
> > genebush@munchkinnursery.com 
> > Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana 
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