Spring is finally on the horizon as we turn the page on February. If you are like us, the warm weather of spring cannot arrive soon enough. Between the uncertainties of war and the uncertainties of the weather, we need some resolution…to something. The rising fuel prices of the last few months are poised to re-create the disaster that the nursery industry saw in the year 2000. It wouldn’t be so bad if we could get a few sunny days, but the gloominess of February made us think we were living in Seattle. Despite the sad state of worldly affairs, more and more folks are staying at home and gardening. Our shipping season started in mid-February and plants are flying out the door. Actually flying is probably not the best word, but marching at a steady pace certainly fits. If you haven’t placed your spring order yet, do so soon as some of the more popular items are already becoming in short supply.
We are already working on the fall catalog and getting far too excited over the many new items that we already have in production for future sales. Speaking of writing, Tony’s book, “So, You Want to Start a Nursery,” is in the galley proof stage at Timber Press. All is still on “go” for an early fall release. In conjunction with the book release, StartaNursery.com will also be launched. Our hope is for this website to be a complete information and nursery resource center. Keep watching the website for a series of exciting improvements that will include an automated update notification opt-in list.
Several new must-have books, all written by our customers, are available now from Timber Press (
www.timberpress.com). They include:
An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials by W. George Schmid Palms Won’t Grow Here and Other Myths by David Francko The Well-Designed Mixed Garden by Tracy Disabato-Aust The Genus Arisaema by Guy and Liliane Gusman -tony