Posted by Oliver Gardner on January 28, 2014
My first post to My Garden Post (MGP) blog is intended to make introductions and give readers a brief background on the development of My Garden Post. Beyond that I want to share the intended purpose of the blog and what readers can expect to gain from reading the weekly posts. I’m Oliver Gardner and no, my name is not my only qualification for writing on the topic of gardening. I recently retired from nearly 40 years in the horticulture industry. Thirty of those years I owned and operated Four Seasons Garden Center, Vermont’s largest gardening resource. I find I now have the time to write and still have a strong interest in sharing what I learned along the way. That’s what gardeners do, right? They like to swap stories about their successes and failures and generously share their harvest.
I also want you to know about Marc Llona. He’s the owner of My Garden Post and pictured standing in the above image. I’m the more handsome guy in the wheelchair. OK, older maybe. Marc is a successful entrepreneur with a wonderful family and too many friends to count. He is totally committed to his customer’s satisfaction with gardening on My Garden Post. I respect him for his boundless ambition, his ethics in business and his dedication to quality.
I have Marc to thank for my involvement with My Garden Post. We are longtime acquaintances and both of us happened to be headed into Home Depot one spring day in 2011. I’d known Marc for his development of the Vermont Post Planters and his success in selling them to gardeners across the country. In the parking lot, he excitedly talked of a new application for his award winning planters and asked if we could meet to see what I thought of it. I agreed and we got together a few days later. Early into his presentation, I recognized the great potential for the concept of what we now offer as My Garden Post. I agreed to collaborate with Marc on the research and development of the product and was anxious to get started. We had several prototypes built and planted in no time. Two years of testing gave us confidence to single out one prototype for a CAD drawing and the order was placed for samples we could test. The samples outperformed my expectations. In late April of this year, the first two containers of My Garden Posts, MGP Planters and MGP Drip Irrigation Systems arrived in our Vermont warehouse and we launched our online store.
Who may be interested in the My Garden Post blog?
My Garden Post has a great story to tell. It’s a truly unique way to garden with features that will potentially benefit millions. I’d like folks to know about it. There’s no product like it and no easier way to grow a garden on just 4 square feet. The blog is here to help you garden more productively with less work and to share your creative experiences while growing year round on My Garden Post.