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So you want to start a nursery

Author: Tony Avent
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Avent's approach to the nursery business is witty, wise, and decidedly irreverent. Far from being a dry recitation on business practices."--Pg. [2]--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Avent
ISBN: 0881925845 9780881925845
OCLC Number: 51297215
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Why Ask Why? --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Roswell Factor: Examining Nursery Myths --
Getting Started: The Thought Process --
The Essential Skills --
Formation of the Business --
Selecting Your Land --
The Wholesale Nursery and the Re-Wholesaler --
The Liner Nursery --
The Retail Nursery and Garden Center --
The Mail-Order Nursery --
Preparation for Growing Plants: The Technical Stuff --
Growing Plants: The Nuts and Bolts --
Pests and Pesticides --
Running the Business --
The Catalog --
New Plants --
Purchasing and Leasing --
Follow the Money --
Administrative Stuff --
The Joy of Government --
Insurance --
Employees: The "E" Word --
Real Nursery Owners Don't Do Marketing --
Service With a Smile --
The End Is Near: Closing, Selling, or Willing Away Your Nursery --
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Appendix I: Helpful Sources of Information --
Appendix II: Designated Ports of Entry for Plants --
Appendix III: State and Regional Nursery Associations --
Conversion Chart.
Responsibility: Tony Avent.
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Intends to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. This title focuses on the business and  Read more...

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