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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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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