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Larry Paulger takes his work home with him and, in this case, it’s a beautiful arrangement.
Original article by PJ Bremier published 4/19/2021 in the Marin IJ
Paulger, a Novato resident and owner of Paulger’s Plants & Bulbs, is a bulb and young plant broker who sells to botanical gardens across the country and wholesale nurseries mostly along the West Coast.
The annuals he sells fall primarily in what he humorously calls “the usual suspects” — impatiens, petunias and snapdragons. He also brokers perennials such as hostas and bush peonies, hardy garden ferns and flower bulbs, the bulk of which are tulips.
“Tulips represent $71 million in the United States cut flower market,” says Paulger, citing a recent trade magazine report. “They’re the most popular bloom and represent twice the sales of the next category, lilies, at $34 million in U.S. sales.” The next best category would be daffodils, he adds.
His own garden is replanted annually with at least 600 bulbs, including his favorites, such as Olympic Flame tulips and selections from the Impressions collection, along with Pipit, Lemon Glow and St. Patrick’s Day daffodils.
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