More on Odds - As I mentioned previously, we are not just master gardeners (we teach master gardeners), not just arborists though ISA certified, not just contractors though licensed, we have university degrees in Horticulture, Botany and Ecology within which we frame and sort all the information we constantly gather. We have very keen eyes for interesting irregularities and trends in native and planted landscapes. We have many decades each, experimenting (succeeding and failing) professionally (and personally - in our own gardens).
AND we have YOU and thousands of other clients who, over the years, generously share many and varied experiences with us, increasing our knowledge of scenarios, causes and effects, which we then use to formulate hypotheses. We test, retest, evaluate and ultimately derive conclusions which we use to help more clients with questions and issues.
Mother Nature has very poor survival rates for most plants. Plants survive by luck and by millions of attempts - 99.999% failures. Our job is to dramatically increase odds toward 99.999% successes. We try. We certainly have success rates in the high 90%'s though we always strive for 100%. Nothing makes us happier than an entheusiastic client who comes in the nursery HAPPY about their plants... nothing. We LIVE for that!
We and our staff all know that we never guess, we truthfully tell you the best plant for a given situation, even if we don't have it, we remind you of what you do need and don't sell you anything you don't need. We don't like killing plants any more than we like wasting resources. We want to increase your odds of success. We want you to succeed.
Posted on Fri, October 17, 2014
by Eric Larusson filed under