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Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:38:32 AM »
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  • Hey everyone!


    I know everyone's gardens took a beating.     There are plants native and non-native that are good to use in coastal areas.    It is still early to be planting or even thinking about these things, but would this be useful?   I could also take plant orders and get materials to people at a discount, help with soil amendment, etc.   I am a professional horticulturist in Brooklyn/Manhattan. 


    Thanks! 


    Lisa




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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 10:49:37 AM »
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  • hell yeah, its certainly not to early to think about it.  Our bulbs survived the storm and possibly a rose bush, waiting to see if some border shrubs and the blueberries make a come back.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 11:53:32 AM »
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  • Lisa, I'd be interested in a couple blueberry bushes and strawberry plants.
    Two decent size indoor pots... I am still harboring 2 passion fruit plants (shacky and 8million lines) that need bigger pots.
    The shacky one is going nuts, growing up up up - too tall for the bamboo pole - it doesn't have anywhere to climb...

    I do the raised bed gardens... I'm probably going to dump the soil to the side and get new soil...
    What are people doing - amend or dump?

    Lisa, what native and non-native coastal plants are you suggesting?
    If it happens or not, thanks.
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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 08:24:19 PM »
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  • Very interested, we lost probably 90%of all our plants.
    Hopefully our Bamboo will survive.
    That and the one rose bush that has been in Rockaway since about 1960's...


    Other then that we are interested in going native.
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 08:28:43 PM »
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  • at this point I should say i dont know what a pop up garden center is.
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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 10:23:46 PM »
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  • Pakalolo plants

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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 11:00:24 AM »
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  • LOL!


    Okay - Since I design, install and maintain garden centers in Brooklyn and Manhattan - I can't commit to opening up a nursery.   If anyone knows of a cheap lot out there - do let me know.       


    But, I can source materials and set up deliveries or come by with a truck on a Saturday.    I am incorporated, and if your insurance covers some of this cost, I can also help out that way.   


    I am surprised at how some plants did okay.     The next few weeks or so, will really be telling.     Salt is a hard mistress.   


    By Pop-Up - kind of what they do during the holidays - a temporary store, so to say.   


    If anyone has experience opening or starting a business in Rockaway or the steps to do it, let me know.   I think this kind of thing might be good for community development.   


    Thanks!


    Feel free to email me at [email protected]










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    Re: Thinking of doing a pop-up garden center
    « Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 09:03:16 AM »
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  • Rock nursery would be rad, especially if you have beach natives. I would buy exclusively from you for our projects in the south shore of Long Island.
    « Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 09:05:27 AM by ChopChaser »
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