The Garden Industry Today

Somebody forgot to tell the wholesale garden suppliers that people are buying again.  Tell them that people are ready to have a nice yard and they want nice plants.  Anyone?

Bring Back Our Plants

Bring Back Our Plants

Just 5 short years ago this same wholesale nursery was jam-packed with a large variety of plants. ¬†The recession closed half of the nurseries in my Pacific Northwest and reduced the supply at the survivors. ¬†This business is still hanging on with less than half of it’s greenhouses growing. ¬† What it used to be is the local hub for professional gardeners. ¬†This place was a tricky navigation between the who’s who of the landscape industry trucks and sprinters. ¬†It was alive with workers, contractors, baby ducks, and honey bees. ¬†Now, this:

Wholesale Nursery Despair

Wholesale Nursery Despair

 

This is also the explanation for the lack of plants available to people like me who are shopping. ¬†This is the reason why our landscape ¬†jobs are taking longer than anticipated. ¬†This is just a little insight for my day-to-day. ¬†I’m so grateful for this busy season and incredibly hopeful that this nursery will return to it’s former superstar status.

Happy gardening.   Things are changing for the better.

Christy

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