Todays blog is about money and not about foisting some odds and ends that are not selling upon the unsuspecting public and the reason is that I suspect that we are running out of unsuspecting. We are out here in the middle of rural Michigan and thus far from the sources of scuttlebutt and information. […]

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Sales patterns have been strange this year which makes our faith in the computer to do prognostications for us to wane.  To start with we are already sold out of quite a few items.  I inquired to the computer keeper and I am told that it is the small volume items that we are sold […]

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Every so often I ask my sales people for suggestions on what topics to discuss in these blogs. I value the time that our customers give to reading them and hope to use that time wisely. I am about to stop soliciting suggestions from the sales people and mostly because they want me to tell […]

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One would think, would they not, that anyone in the groundcover business would be chary of bringing up the delicate subject of weeds.  I may regret it by the end of this blog, but for now it seems like the right thing to do.  It all started with the May/June 2020 edition of “Horticulture” Magazine, […]

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What is interesting about Clematis, and also peonies which act the same, is that they are sold mainly through mail order, some through garden centers, and almost none at all are installed by landscapers, which means that landscape architects/designers do not specify them in the designs.  I have no idea why that is.  Maybe they […]

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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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