Hoosier Orchid Company, 8440 West 82nd Street,Indianapolis, will close as a retail nursery 30 August.
Company president William Ames Rhodehamel wrote in a notice on the corporate website yesterday, "We have enjoyed growing and sharing our orchids, developing new and exciting lines of breeding, discovering new species, speaking to orchid societies, educating our local customers, displaying at shows around the country, making rare species available, and so many other aspects of our business. Our closing is a bittersweet recognition of the changing aspects of the orchid industry and societal trends."
He continues, "Sales of our inventory will be in a deliberate, public way with email and web announcements of offerings at each stage. Until August 30th we will continue our regular business, and sales will continue through our website and at our nursery. Following August 30th we will begin our inventory reduction."
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