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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This week we are doing the hard sell.  The sales personages, who do not want to be referred to by their gender, are tired of hearing about my innermost personal feelings.  They want me to use my writing skills to sell some plants.  Today we are selling some liners that I over-produced last winter. Hemerocallis […]

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And so, as they say, and to use the passive tense, errors were made in the last blog, #19.  The aforementioned Intrinsic introduction: Rudbeckia x. ‘Glitters Like Gold’ PPAF is in our collection to trial, however it is not for us to propagate for a couple more years as it is an exclusive with another […]

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I have been happy and cheerful in these blogs, mostly because I have no idea what I am doing, but now I feel deep down inside like complaining.  The complaints this week are about Rudbeckia.  It could be worse. We started out growing perennials back when perennials were just being discovered.  Bluestone Perennials over in […]

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