Is A Pickup Yard In Your Future?
If you're a wholesale grower with finished plants a pickup yard may be. Pleasant View Gardens, for example, has found that its pickup garden is making life easier for its retail customers and their last-minute ordering needs.
March 16, 2010
"The pickup yard makes life easier," says customer Brenda Dymet of D. McLeod Florist in Concord, N.H. "It's like having a great market to shop. You go in and pick out just what you want. For me it was very convenient and good quality."
Convenience and quality are exactly what Pleasant View had in mind when it launched the pickup yard last year.
"It gives customers the fresh, quality plants they want, when they need them," says Ben Huntington, pickup yard manager. "They can pick out the specific plants they want so they know exactly what they're getting."
This year, Pleasant View has expanded and refined the pickup yard's selection. For example, Pleasant View is stocking more of the hard-to-find and always-in-demand Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs. The pickup yard also offers other Proven Winners and Proven Selections varieties, plus a range of perennials, grasses, combination planters, hanging baskets and herbs.
"The pickup yard is a great way for customers to get ideas or take stock of inventory, then place larger orders later," says Andy Aiken, who handles finished product sales for Pleasant View.
Pleasant View's pickup yard will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Saturdays, the pickup yard will be open from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
For more information about Pleasant View Gardens and its pickup yard, visit pwpvg.com.