Post by unclemasa on Mar 15, 2009 19:48:15 GMT -10
Ever since this building made its appearance on the island I have admired it. After toying with the idea of a lease on the whole building I am now working on an arrangement with the owners whereby I will be leasing a moderatte amount of space and establishing LHNN's first retail outlet here on the Big Island.
The building itself is a computer controlled dream.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2009 21:19:00 GMT -10 by unclemasa
Any updates? I'm wanting to start my own nepenthes collection after I sold everything on the mainland. I used to live right down the street from there, now I'm in Waikoloa(So dry and windy ) I called you a long time ago about some nepenthes, by that time you were done selling to the public, and ever since I've wanted to get some cuttings.
Wow Sam you got that place?! It was a shame how they went out of business soon after they built it (as I understand?). Congrats, I'm glad you are moving in. i was actually just recently thinking if i could try get some plants from you ;D.
Post by shawnintland on Jun 22, 2009 22:18:07 GMT -10
Just adding my congrats as well! What a dream come true for you! I have been sorely disappointed at the usage of most of the greenhouses in most of the botanical gardens I've been visiting over here in Nepal...lots of marigolds, dahlias, ficus and the like! Auuuggghhh, what a waste! ~Shawn
Post by unclemasa on Jun 22, 2009 23:24:43 GMT -10
No, I did not "get that place" ..... I wish. After due consideration of the expense I have leased only a small amount of space at Mahala Pua (Hamakua Garden Center) in order to test market retail sales on the Big Island. This involves a display rack with about 40 or so plants for sale at any one time. So far sales have been good and we are now offering plants at a second outlet in Hilo.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2009 21:15:01 GMT -10 by unclemasa
Post by rainforest on Jun 30, 2009 8:26:57 GMT -10
Your plants are awesome and they should just sell themselves! Move over stale orchids and watch the rise of nepenthes. Unlike the masses of orchids which have tissue cultured themselves to extinction (nobody wants them) nepenthes offers a fresh start of owning something unique to the gardening world. Long live seed-grown originals!