Old House Gardens
The garden is no escape from the bad economic news, and everyone in the industry is worried that the first place homeowners will cut back is on plant material and supplies.
My friends at Old House Gardens, a Michigan mail-order company which specializes in heirloom flower bulbs, have found a clever way to address this. Their spring marketing campaign went like this:
"This isn't the first DEPRESSION our bulbs have faced," the ad says, referring to the age of some of their antique flowers.
"They'll make your yard so beautiful you'll say, 'Staying HOME is the most fun of all!'"
I hate to ask the question, because this could be a downer of a conversation, but are you cutting back in the garden this year? How?