Timper Press & Herronswood.

John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 19:09:09 PDT
Dear Members of PBS.

There has been a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth over the sale of
Heronswood and Timber Press, and to what avail? Many good firms have
disappeared, Oregon Bulb Farms, Brown Bulb Ranch, Davids and Royston,
Holland Bulb Company, to mention just a few. All such were sold by the

Constant comments on recent sales of horticultural related firms, in my
opinion, exasperate the situation and can be of little and no comfort to
those involved in these firms. In fact just what purpose do they serve?
Agreements for the sales were entered into for obvious profit, which is
what makes the world go around. If written contracts/agreements were not
honored, then let appropriate action be taken under the laws of the
land, in my opinion it is not for PBS members to comment, and just what
purpose do such serve? Are the comments made, implications that all
owners hands of horticultural enterprises should be tied? Facts must be
accepted as fact, if we agree or not. Is it correct to comment on
actions of others?  The right to free action, vis-a-vis selling an
enterprise is substratum.

I have confidence in the new owners of Timber Press. Remember Dick Abel
sold the company and thus Timber Press advanced to what it is today,
thanks to the sound foundation Dick put into place. As for Heronswood,
Jane's comments point out that all was not perfect there. Well stated
Jane and your comments open another side of the picture. Cheers, John E.

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