The Resource So you want to start a nursery, Tony Avent, (electronic resource)

So you want to start a nursery, Tony Avent, (electronic resource)

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So you want to start a nursery
Title
So you want to start a nursery
Statement of responsibility
Tony Avent
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Language
eng
Summary
When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit without doing something illegal. More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
635.9/152/068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB118.5
LC item number
.A83 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB118.5
NAL item number
.A83 2003
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
So you want to start a nursery, Tony Avent, (electronic resource)
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So you want to start a nursery, Tony Avent, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-330) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface: Why Ask Why? -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Roswell Factor: Examining Nursery Myths -- Getting Started: The Thought Process -- The Essential Skills -- Formation of the Business -- Selecting Your Land -- The Wholesale Nursery and the Re-Wholesaler -- The Liner Nursery -- The Retail Nursery and Garden Center -- The Mail-Order Nursery -- Preparation for Growing Plants: The Technical Stuff -- Growing Plants: The Nuts and Bolts -- Pests and Pesticides -- Running the Business -- The Catalog -- New Plants -- Purchasing and Leasing -- Follow the Money -- Administrative Stuff -- The Joy of Government -- Insurance -- Employees: The "E" Word -- Real Nursery Owners Don't Do Marketing -- Service With a Smile -- The End Is Near: Closing, Selling, or Willing Away Your Nursery -- -- Appendix I: Helpful Sources of Information -- Appendix II: Designated Ports of Entry for Plants -- Appendix III: State and Regional Nursery Associations -- Conversion Chart
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Extent
1 online resource (340 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781604690187
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(electronic bk.)
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ill.
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