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B&B Garden Attracts Customers

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At least the tiny garden in front of the Royal Rose Inn in Rehoboth Beach, DE got this potential customer’s attention when I walked by it this week, and you better believe I’ll be staying there the next time I visit.  The garden said to me:  ”Fun place to stay!”

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The paint job is fun, too, in this view usually obscured by parked cars.  And the garden’s much more colorful now than in this spring photo.

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The website’s photo gallery includes this shot of proprietors Andy and Greg.  That’s something I wish more businesses did.

Thanks for the use of your photos, guys.  See ya next time I’m in town.

Business Gardens and You

So readers, has a business’s garden ever led you to become its customer?

Posted by on September 5, 2014 at 9:36 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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3 Responses to “B&B Garden Attracts Customers”

  1. Ann says:

    Of course! If two shops of the same type are side by side and one has a garden in front and the other doesn’t, I will always pick the place that has a garden. It says infinitely more about the owner, in my opinion.

  2. Lindy says:

    There is a Mexican restaurant in my small town. There is a garden in front left by the former owners. It is completely neglected – with 4′ tall weeds, some dead and dying shrubs, and a healthy dose of litter mixed in….a jumbled, tangled mess. I refuse to eat there even though friends say they have the best food. I think if their garden is a mess – so is their kitchen!

  3. DC Tropics says:

    This is a wonderful place, and a great example of the use of hardy palms in the mid-Atlantic region. I’ve never stayed there, but I walked by this place for years and finally knocked on the door one day, introduced myself and chatted with Greg a bit. He turned out to be a super nice guy who loves to talk about his plants! Many of his palms took a bad hit from our coldest winter in 20 years, but it’s encouraging that most of them are coming back. Here’s how his palms looked a couple of years ago:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dctropics/8078475520

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