Author Archives: Allison Bray

About Allison Bray

Allison Bray is a freelance writer based in Painesville, Ohio.

A Sustainable Greenhouse And Nursery

The concept of “going green” may be a fairly recent phenomenon, but it is something Bordine Nursery in Michigan has been practicing for more than 10 years. Bordine Nursery is known for its purple signage and marketing and recently added a section to its Web site called “Purple Goes Green.” The section explains the many

Mail-Order Success

Since 1991, Mischel’s Greenhouses Ltd. in Michigan has been mailing specialty annuals to customers across the country. John and Renee Mischel started out with wholesale growing, which continues today. The decision to try retail mail-order came in part because of a need to diversify the market, John says. What started out as only eight varieties