[gardeners] Shepherd's seeds and Renee Shepherd

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 01 Jan 2003 14:57:53 -0700

I have mentioned to some people that Renee Shepherd had re-acquired 
Shepherd's seed co. that she started years ago, then sold to White Flower 
Farm.  I need to be more precise here.  She has bought back the Shepherd's 
Garden Seeds' packet business, but not the catalog.  She says WFF may drop 
the Shepherd's catalog and include some of the seeds in their regular 
catalog. Renee will not start a catalog business, but she will combine the 
Shepherd's seed packets with her own (Renee's Garden Seeds) for retail 
stores to sell.  Her forte (IMO) was selecting excellent veggies and 
flowers for us to grow, and many of the varieties that have appeared in 
Shepherd's catalog were originally selected by her, I think.  Anyway, we'll 
benefit by her choices.  Her other forte (again (IMO) was in describing 
varieties of veggies that made your mouth water.  Now we're going to have 
to read the seed packets for that kind of information. I'm not affiliated 
with any of these enterprises, but have been a happy customer of Renee's 
and Shepherd's.  Margaret L