Why So Many Plants?
- The 2000 or so plants we typically have in stock aren’t that many compared to the 350,000 wild species in the world, or the even greater number of hybrids and cultivars. Making available to gardeners and landscapers more of this enormous bounty seems worthwhile.
- More and more plants are going extinct every year. Many of the plants we offer are rare and some are endangered in the wild. Nurseries that sell these plants, and the gardeners who plant them, can contribute to their survival.
- Landscapes today still rely on a relatively tiny number of plants, though things are much better in this regard than two or three decades ago. Variety is good. It is a primary trait of most healthy and productive ecosystems. More choices give the garden designer the freedom to use the best plants for the job.