To Toot Our Own Horn

In what may be my briefest blog post in a while, if we’re lucky (and because I don’t have a lot of time), we will embark on a bit of shameless self-promotion.

First, I must call your attention to our mail-order catalog, where 46 new species have just been added to our list. Notable features include an assortment of new Arctostaphylos generally unavailable elsewhere (e-mail for availability first; we just sold out of a couple things), and an expanded selection of conifers. Astelias are back for the first time in years, and we have a few of the spectacular Protea punctata which seems to actually have a shot at being fairly hardy in sheltered Northwest gardens.

And, of course, there are lots more. Not everything we have just added to the list says “New Fall 2013″ as this designation applies only to plants that are truly new to our mail-order list, not those that have returned after being unavailable for a time.

Basically I am playing catch-up from all the plants I should have added over the summer. Oh well – better late than never. It is still a great time to plant, fall (despite a dramatic start) being far from over; and we would be thrilled to have your business to keep us going into what is usually the slow season for nurseries. I don’t know about you but our soil is nice and moist and ready for planting, even here in the rainshadow.

The big news however is that we are famous. During our September open house a group of very enthusiastic garden bloggers dropped by for a visit and quick tour. We were happy to welcome this group as they were serious plant nuts who had never seen our nursery before. In order to fully savor our new-found fame we must share the posts by these bloggers that included mention and generally favorable reviews of our nursery. We thank them for the visit and they are welcome back at any time.

The relevant links follow.
When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day; The Desert Northwest (The Outlaw Gardener)
Veni, vidi, WeHoP – a glorious garden geek adventure – part 2 (The Creative Flux)
And finally, The Desert Northwest… (Danger Garden)

Not directly related, but as long as I’m at it, Loree at Danger Garden (among the group of intrepid nursery hoppers) has also mentioned us in this post.

Finally, we wish to offer our sincere thanks to all of you who attended our open house, purchased from us at the Salem Hardy Plant Society Sale, or the NHS Fall Sale. I’m no economist but I have a hunch it would be a lot more difficult to run this nursery if no one ever bought anything. Drop me a line sometime and let us know how your plants are doing.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Barclay
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 22:06:51

    For a non-economist, your assessment is most astute. And humorous.

    Reply

  2. Loree / Danger garden
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 22:31:28

    Where does the time go!? I still have to post about that fun day and our visit to your nursery, I haven’t even looked at my photos yet! I’ll try to remember to come back and post a link here when I finally do.

    Reply

  3. Ian
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 09:00:52

    The pressure is on now, Loree… only kidding. :-)

    Reply

  4. Loree / danger garden
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 17:37:43

    Hi there…I finally posted on our visit to your nursery here: http://dangergarden.blogspot.com/2013/11/and-finally-desert-northwest.html and then did some photos of the Banksia marginata here: http://dangergarden.blogspot.com/2013/11/banksia-marginata-is-my-favorite-plant.html. Of course I’m hoping it makes it through the next week or so, oh and the Grevillea rivularis too. I think those as well as the Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’ are the only plants I’ve gotten from you that are in the ground.

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