Garden News - OT

C.J. Teevan
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:36:49 PDT
I do believe Wayside is owned by Park Seeds.  Chapter 11 in April.

--- On Wed, 8/18/10, James Waddick <> wrote:

From: James Waddick <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Garden News - OT
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 2:24 PM

>  There have been endless reports of such and
> such well known specialty firm being bought by Giant Humongous Ltd. Pty and
> being promptly, and irretrievably, run into the ground.

Dear Roger,
    Although I tend to agree, I like to 'think' that these business oriented operators can streamline without dumbing down. Nothing substitutes for the uniqueness of the old mom-n-pop (or variation on that) business.

> Sayonara, Parks. Sayonara, Jackson & Perkins.

    Hate to be a rumor monger, but Wayside is the 3rd Musketeeer in this group. Can its failure be far behind.

    I forgot to mention that even Hines - once one of the top 2 or 3 wholesale nursery/suppliers in the country is still struggling through bankruptcy proceedings.

    Good luck to all.        Jim W.
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