Why is it that I get so many emails and questions from people who
have never purchased plants form us and never plan to?
A typical email....
I just bought this plant from one of your competitors, what's wrong
I actually answer these but it bugs me.
another typical one...
I need help choosing plants for my yard... e.g. I live in
(insert here every conceivable place in the US) I have ( insert
every conceivable situation) what can I plant here that will attract
hummingbirds and butterflies and is native to my area, and it can't
be poisonous to dogs, and I want to not water it so what will
survive on my rainfall. I don't actually know what my rainfall is so
can you look that up for me too....
Uhg.. Totally fine if the person is planing on supporting us, but if
- I help with plant suggestions, they respond with... "Wow that was
really helpful! You really know your stuff! I will go to your
competitor now. Thank you so much. You have been so helpful."
Do people think we are wikipedia? Do people think we are a
non-profit? Do they think we are a huge corporation who has 10 of me
answering email? I can't figure it out.
This is our family part of the business...
We have two part time helpers here in Santa margarita. That is to
run a 5 acre nursery growing 500-700 plants, including production
for both nurseries, local sales, mail order and web design and
upkeep. Val at the Escondido store just has ONE other person helping
her. It is totally ridiculous. So when you get my daughter on the
answering machine it just means I am driving the tractor
around, or pulling your mail orders, or helping someone who walked
in the nursery choose plants.
Do you use our website? Who do you think is behind it?