NY Times article this morning. Â Long story short: Â Burpee is selling Dan Hinkley’s gem of a nursery north of Seattle. Â It will only set you back $9 million. Â The Pacific Northwest Horticultural Conservancy is trying to raise money to buy it.
If you haven’t followed the Heronswood story, it’s caused a bit of controversy. Â Key quote from the article:
At Christmas, Burpee landed on The Seattle Timesâ€™s â€œnaughtyâ€ list along with North Koreaâ€™s leader, Kim Jong-il.
Many gardeners feel the same way.
Update 3//9/07: Â Garden Rant posting where in the comment thread I speculate about the value of the business as opposed to just the property.