‘Where are your native plants?” is a question heard at more and more garden centers. When you finally decide to make native plants part of your selection for your clients, it will be very important that you bring in the best. That’s where we can help. Our staff has garden center experience. We can recommend the best plants, help your staff become familiar with them, deliver quality, and support your efforts. Please give us a call and let us know when you are ready. Ask for Shelby.
The amount of press native plants have received in the mainstream press over the past year has been phenomenal.Southern Living has had oakleaf hydrangeas on the cover. Fine Gardening has had articles on native viburnums as well as witch hazels. The American Gardener from the American Horticultural Society writes about blueberries and wildflowers. The people that read these magazines are your clients and, sooner or later, they will be coming to see you for these plants.
It’s increasingly important for you to have native plants on display, separate from the rest. With the proper point of sale tagging, information, and branding, the sale of native plants becomes easier. Your customers will be happier and will keep coming back.
People will pay more if they perceive an added value, which they do with native plants. Better margins mean a better bottom line. But why do native plants cost more? They are hard to find. Many are grown from seed and difficult to propagate. Therefore not many nurseries have the expertise or time that it takes. But in the long run they may be less expensive to maintain for many of the reasons listed below. It is important that you and your personnel are familiar with this information.
Contact us for more information on the benefits of selling native plants in your garden center.