As you may have noticed or you wouldn't be
on this page, the Nursery is for sale. Oh my gosh, what does that
mean? Is it risky to order?|
We've been for sale for several years. Selling
a nursery or any large business isn't like selling a car. It rarely
happens overnight and even then, requires a somewhat lengthy
training/transition period. We're not selling it to go out of
business. On the contrary!
2. We don't plan to leave! We
love working here but at 64 and 58, we're ready for a set 30 or so hour a
week job, semi-retirement and more time with our now 2 Grandchildren.
Pete loves propagating, I (Debby) love doing the website. We'd both
be happy as pigs to stay on here doing that for many, many years.
3. Our home is here, right beside the nursery and midway
between our grandchildren. We're happy in this spot.
4. And finally, many people have looked at the nursery. But,
hokie as it sounds, (well we're both graduates of Va Tech,
so of course are Hokies
in the true sense) and feel a stewardship to the 28 acres of
land, the plants, the deer, squirrels, hawks and Great Blue Heron AND for
sure, our customers and we won't sell until we're sure we have someone
who will continue in the way this family business has run for many, many
years starting with Pete's parents. Selling a family
started and run business is different than selling a McDonalds. Pete's
family created the nursery. I created the website. You don't
casually walk away from your creations!
We don't think it's going to
serve us in the Nearafter and the Hereafter to sell to the wrong person.
Karma, or however you choose to see it, does play a role in our lives.
When the right buyer comes along, we don't think you'll see a bit of
difference in the quality and service you're used to or if you do, it will
only be because it's even better!