Chigiy asked about some pictures of the fragrant wreath making class. Eucalyptus, incense cedar, rosemary, California bay, and lavender were some of the fragrant plants that could make up your wreath. The one common denominator was the grape vines used as the frame.
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Josh asks â€œDo you ever reach a point where it seems like workshops that were popular, no longer are? Almost like everyone who wanted to do it, has? Maybe you are in a highly populated enough area that it isnâ€™t an issue, but that has happened here.â€ The answer is yes, but we just keep trying! I have had workshops where no one came! We look at weather we did something wrong in promoting it and ask â€œshould we try againâ€? If it just wasnâ€™t well received we try the next idea. Wreath making might be a class thatâ€™s been done before but we thought the â€œfragrantâ€ aspect set it apart. In addition all the material's for the wreaths where gathered locally, which we didnâ€™t but should have promoted. Next time we will.
We are also stepping outside what might be traditional gardening workshops and heading wherever it leads. Generally the workshops have to do with the outside world. I am a bird watcher so we are going to have a bird watching workshop next year. Our Tin punch class was a step "back into time", and well received. How about a B.B.Q. cooking class? We are trying to think fresh. We don't want to let our long time in the business cloud our judgment.
Iâ€™ll go one step further and say that the image we want people to have of the nursery is â€œnot a place that sells plants.â€ Places that "sell plants" are a dime a dozen. We are trying to offer so much more, an â€œexperienceâ€ if you will. What is it that we can do that no one else is doing, or doing right? I donâ€™t quite have the answer, but we will keep asking the questions.