Conception of the Wish List

People have been inquiring to the meaning of our wish list. Isn’t it just an order form? My answer is yes and no.

Prior to opening our nursery here, at Bee Sweet Nature Co, I would place my plant orders, well in advance, with growers and get disappointed every year because some items were ,’sold out’. The reality was my order was edged out by a bigger order. Not fair! I understand that from a business point of view it makes money sense to fill your bigger orders first and then work down the list. But it is not fair to all the customers rejected because their order wasn’t big enough.

I hated that yearly disappointment – so I created our Wishlist. It is strictly a first come first serve listing. We date all customer plant wish list requests and they are notified after our winter survival assessments. We contact everyone on the list from earliest to latest wish list dates. When everyone has been served on the list then we open up our remaining stock to the general public or our off site spring sales. Doesn’t that sound more fair?

Avoid disappointment. Get on the Wishlist 2020.

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Marion Robertson

marion@beesweetnature.ca

<p>Marion has always had a love for native plants. When she realized native Ontario plants were starting to go extinct, she started collecting their seeds and growing new trees in their family tree nursery, in essence, saving the plant species.</p>