Friday, April 15, 2011

Fiori D'Amore Closing

After 25 years in business, one of our local growers is liquidating. They have a wide variety but are mostly known for Cymbidiums.

I plan to go and see what they have. These liquidation sales really do have bargains and the plants are in better condition than private collections. I have to balance my love of a bargain against my space and budget restrictions.

I don't know the specifics as to why they are quitting. Sometimes it is because they were running on a thin margin and heating costs wiped that out. Or the lease ran out and the increase was too much to handle. Or just plain retirement.

Whatever the reason, it is a shame to have the ranks of specialty growers reduced. Those of us who are beyond the limited hybrid choices of Big Box rely on them.

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