What should be of great interest to our customers is whether or not we are still acting like we are in business.  In response, and the short answer is, that we had 154 people on the payroll last week.  And I am hoping that they were all working.  We do not want to get to […]

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In this modern age of natives and nativars and back-to-the-earthers and ideological purists, it is only the brave, or possibly only the foolhardy, who advertise Asiatic Plants.  It took only a few minutes of calm reflection for me to realize that our biggest seller and highest profitable plant is something with the common name of […]

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There is no quicker way to go broke in the nursery business than to grow only your favorite plants, that is unless you are much better at persuading people than I am.  On second thought, one needs to establish credibility before attempting to persuade people of anything.  Maybe I should not begin all of my […]

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Twixwood is in business, working, going full bore, shipping, and expressing optimism about the year.  We are at full strength with all the workers we can find room for and we are just about right on our production schedule.  The production schedule is the result of three days of studying spread sheets looking at sales […]

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Today we are going to talk about inventory and why it is publicized on our website and whether or not it helps us sell plants. The theory is that the more information about our plants and our innermost feelings that is out there, the better things will be. The other day I attended a winter […]

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Today we are all excited about Scutellaria incana which must mean that our lives do not have enough natural excitement in them. We are excited also because we have a bunch of it because it is easy to grow, but do not tell anyone else as we want to, finally, have a plant that is […]

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In this blog I feel like selling some Vinca minor (myrtle, periwinkle) before we dump it.  In past years we had a mass-merchant account that did not suffer from good taste and so they wanted a wide variety of vinca minors on the theory that more variety would sell more, a theory that works well […]

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Today I feel like discussing echinaceas at great length.  These are the coneflowers and there are many kinds with many Latin names to go with them.  A person can go on the internet these days and learn many things about echinacea without understanding anything; which I have recently done.  What I learned is how to […]

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Today, this blog is about dissonance and pachysandra and peat pots. They are all related. We begin by quoting noted groundcover, perennial, and green roof grower Dave McKenzie; who is also a noted author because of his 1997 book “Perennial Ground Covers”. Dave says: “People sometimes experience dissonance when confronted with a disharmonious landscape.” And […]

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