Seems impossible right? Pink Dogwood trees for $3.50 each?
It is possible! One of our Backyard Growers Business Center members advertised some Pink Dogwood trees for sale and she sold out in 20 minutes!
20 minutes, completely sold out.
So guess what? She called her supplier and ordered 1,000 Pink Dogwoods so she’d have more to sell to our members.
But there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
She’s selling these trees for $3.50 each. That means that she is buying them for a lot less than that.
And that’s how the wholesale market works. When you are “in the business” you can buy from all of the wholesale sources that the “big guys” buy from.
You pay the same price that they do. These wholesale prices are lower than you can ever imagine.
After Heather sold out she sent me this note…
Hi Mike, it’s Heather,
Interesting that you should pick my pink dogwood ad
to highlight in the newsletter.
And now for the rest of the story.
I sold out in 20 minutes!
I took that money and re-ordered more from my vendor.
This time I ordered 1,000 Pink Dogwoods and I will
advertise them in the Backyard Growers Business Center,
so even though I sold out in 20 minutes, I will have
After I have sold to the members I will still have hundreds
of trees left to sell at $4.97. Just advertising that kind
of value will bring hundreds of customers to my driveway,
where I will have lots of other plants for them to buy.
Most of those other plants were grown from softwood cuttings
of plants I already own, which makes the money from those
sales almost pure profit. And the pink dogwoods?
At that point, their cost to me is free, since I recovered
the money I paid for them in the first couple of weeks.
The trees that don’t sell this year? Those will be sold
next year for $9.97, or the following year for $19.97,
if I have any left.
Mike, Your System Works!
Heather in Washington
That’s what our members do.
They go to the big wholesale nurseries, place a large order to get the deepest discount on the wholesale price, then they mark them up a little and offer them to our members at really good prices, and in smaller quantities.
It’s a win-win situation. The person selling the trees makes a nice profit, and those who buy them in smaller quantities get great plants at really low prices and they too make money when they resell them.
Growing and Selling Small Plants from Home is Fun,
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Joan Mosley says
It’s so good to “connect” with you again.
I retired, so the e-mail address you had on record was no longer accessible, and now that I’m organized in retirement, I’m looking forward to your posts once again!
I’m glad you found me!
Dear Mike, I don’t know if there is much difference between pink Dogwood trees and white Dogwood trees, but my beautiful white Weaver Dogwood tree started dying about 3 years ago. Then I noticed almost all of the Dogwood trees in my neighborhood/area were either dead or dying. I did some research and sadly discovered that Dogwood trees from the Mid-Atlantic states on down to the Gulf states were dying. Many of our trees are under duress, I think from the constant chemtrailing, which weakens the tree’s immune system and makes them prone to disease. I live in Tallahassee, and the nurseries in my county don’t even sell Dogwood trees anymore. Dogwood Anthracnose is caused by the fungus officially known as Discula Destructiva. I actually grieved over the death of my beautiful Weaver Dogwood. We will have to cut her down come Spring. She was so lovely, (Weaver Dogwoods have huge white blossoms) that people would stop and ask me what kind of tree it was….Thank-you for all you do to help people learn about gardening.
Dogwood anthracnose was a big deal around here in the media a few years back but didn’t really turn out to be that much of a big deal. Now? I really don’t know, have seen much about it lately.
Your email reads like a scam –
Appearing to offer pink dogwood trees for $3.50
all the information provided is to buy your book and pay a fee to belong to your blog.
As a true gardener you should be ashamed of yourself for such deception!
As a true gardener I proud of all the people I’ve helped to discover the joy of growing plants for free. Nobody has to buy anything from me. We have free information spread across four or five websites and almost 100 youtube videos with over 1 million views. I don’t earn a dime on any of that. People who join our group do so with excitement because that’s what they want to do. We even let folks test drive the members area http://backyardgrowers.com/join, for $7.00. That seems fair to me.
Good grief I wouldn’t know anything or have become anything without the constant support from this forum. R u kidding? Have you asked any of the forum people? I remember writing at 1am in the morning when I first started and 8 people answered me. This forum is a saving grace – so it just depends on what glasses you choose to see life through.
People who are just starting out are overwhelmed. Not everyone is born knowing all this stuff and having access to so many experienced growers is likely what keeps me going. There are endless questions, and knowing I can find a plant for a customer with one post, or find plants that aren’t available with one post, is a huge comfort and I think everyone on the forum would agree with it or they wouldn’t have joined in the first place.
I watched every video he had for 3 years praying for the chance to join this forum. It wasn’t enough to watch the videos. Yes, I guessed the list of plants, but the support of so many thousands of people is how we hold each other up. Maybe you just need to experience that somewhere and you would understand. Group support is what makes businesses work or not. This is a very competitive business and having Mike is a charm –
Thank you Cathy, I appreciate that.
Marlene Raitt says
You–anonymous–are so far out of line…Mikes knowledge of everything plants and trees is worth so much there cant be a amount put on it…he gives of himself freely to those who read what he posts…he shows how to grow these plants and sell them yourself for different amounts…shame on you for for your comment to this man….many yrs ago I bought his system and learned a tremendous amount …to the point where I have a huge beautiful landscape home in the mountains where there were NO leaf trees or shrubs…shame on you anonymous!!!!
Joan Rose says
Is it possible to buy small Pink Dogwood trees and small Holly trees from you? I am looking for starting trees that would be about a foot tall.
At this time I am not shipping any plants. Deals like this are regularly found among our backyard growers.
Forever Living Products says
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Forrestine Aldridge says
Mike, I would also like to buy some of the pink dogwoods. I’ve started my cuttings , and I hope I can sell my cuttings. Let me know how much she wants for the pink dogwoods and her address.
Cathy shoemaker says
I would like to get some red dogwood trees.
I would like to buy four pink dogwood trees.
I would like to have some pink dogwood trees.
They are beautiful
I love all kinds of plants.
Hi Mike, I would like to know more about these trees for sale…Are these dogwood trees newly rooted hard wood cuttings? How big are they? Bare root or size pot? As always Mike, thanks so much. I am looking forward to this season as well!
Dorothy N Fegurgur says
I would like to purchase some of the Pink Dogwood. Can you put something on the site on how or where to acquire it?
Dorthy, these deals are only available to members of the trade. Becoming a member of the trade is as easy as getting my system and start going some growing in a small area of your backyard. In the manual I explain to you exactly where to find these deals, and how to go about buying from these growers. Thanks for asking, -Mike McGroarty http://freeplants.com/wanted.htm
I want to order some of those pink dogwoods but I need Heather’s email address or website.
I would like to order Pink Dogwood too – how do I do this? REALLY enjoy your messages and videos
Shar, Here’s the deal. Deals like this are available everyday to members of the trade. You just need to know to buy from and how to buy from these wholesale sources. People outside of the trade cannot buy at these prices. Our members are buying up deals like this all of the time. In the video on this page http://freeplants.com/wanted.htm I discuss the possibility of operating a virtual nursery. Essentially that’s what Heather did with these Pink Dogwoods. She had them all sold before she even received them. And she assured me that she would be making this deal available again in the future. My customers see deals like this almost daily.
Dave Henson says
I would like 4 trees. Is it to late to order
Is it too late to order Pink Dogwood?
I have received many emails from you but never know how to order merchandise. Please let me know I would love to start ordering.
Any info on propagating camellias? I have one that’s been in bloom since November, and will go til Feb..when some others should be close to bloom…This one is the MOST satisfying plant in my garden because of it’s early bloom–here, on Vancouver Island
artie sexton says
Mike, I enjoy your notes about growing the trees. I only have a small back yard in town,
would you sell me as few as 4 of the pink dogwood? If so I would pay by check.
I enjoyed your video on propigating grapevines with hardwood cuttings. After putting these in the ground in the 5 gallon buckets with the lid on them, how often should I take the lid off and water these? I live in eastern NC. Thank you in advance for this information.
Gordon, if you get the soil good and soggy before you close up the bucket they probably won’t need additional water, but extra water every three weeks or so won’t hurt a thing.
Elizabeth haupt says
Yes…I would like to buy some of these dogwoods for gifts to family who lost tress in the last hurricane in NY. Who can I contact?
I could sure use some dogwoods for a plant sale/fund raiser I am organizing. Dogwoods do great in Virginia.
Are these dogwood trees newly rooted hard wood cuttings? How big are they? Bare root or size pot? As always Mike, thanks so much. I am looking forward to this season as well!
How big are the dogwoods. Maybe, I would like to buy some.
I have a jungle. I used to live in montreal, ca. zone 5, for you Calgary ppl. i dont know, check out the horticultural sites in canada through google .ca Best to you im now 21 degreesa from equator and i just got fisrt passionfruit, ive had oranges, limes, and all sorts of nice smelling flowers, jasmine,gardenia, night blooming jasmine datura, one ft long b4 opening smell awesome @ night! Grow like crazy and some spineless tropical cactus. among others
this brings orioles and hummingbirds, a thrill! enjoy all
Bobby Mick says
I would like to purchase some of the pink dogwoods . How do I do that ?
Bobby, check my replies where others have asked about buying Pink Dogwoods. I explained to others who have asked.
Helen Franklin says
Wow…pink dogwoods. I would like to buy some.
Karen Renne says
Thanks for the notice on the pink dogwoods…it just so happens we planted one last year. It’s about five or six foot tall. We heard they are a slow growing tree and my hubby is impatient (not the flower…hee hee) so I doubt that the $3.50 ones are what he would want!
Sylvia Ford says
I live north of San Antonio (in New Braunfels, Texas) but would also like to buy some dogwood trees..have been told they would not do well in our climate. Is this true?
Hi Mike, would pink dogwoods grow in zone 9 (florida)? Thanks, Beverly
enjoy your newsletter
Beverly, zone 9 is probably too warm for them. They are happy in the north and need to take that long winter nap like most northern plants. They wouldn’t get that in Florida.
I would like to purchase some dogwoods :o)
margaret zalewski says
HI MIKE I AM SURE INTERESTED IN THE PINK DOGWOOD TREES. HOW CAN I ORDER THIS WONDERFUL TREE GOD MADE? MY FATHER PAST AWAY 30 YEARS AGO AND I WOULD LOVE TO PLANT THIS TREE NEXT TO HIS STONE. WHERE I JUST CAN PULL UP AND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE IS WITHOUT SEARCHING FOR 15 MINUTES FINDING HIS MARKER.CAN YOU HELP ME ORDER THIS TREE?
Are these pink dogwoods grafted? or from cuttings?
HOW do you get dogwoods to root from cuttings?
Jane Murphy says
Dogwoods are easy to do from cuttings. In Ontario, we can take cuttings 3 times per year.Dormant ones are done from now until mid-Feb. Cut pieces of stem about a pencil-diameter,making a straight cut just below a bud and 6 inches up the stem cut at a slant just above a bud. Dip in #3 rooting hormone,wrap 8-12 cuttings in damp paper towel and put in your crisper in a plastic bag. Check in 6-8 weeks, you should see white rootlets. When you do, stick the cutting in damp soilless mix, place in a shady area until you see leaves growing. Each cutting will yield a nice new plant. You can produce new , practically free plants of many shrubs and some trees this way.
I would love some pink dogwood trees too! They are so beautiful.
Armand Romeo says
So where can I get pink dog woods for 3.50 each’
Anna Holshouser says
I want 10 pink dogwoods. Please put me on the list
Cheryll Green says
Any chance I can get some of those 3.95 pink dogwoods?
arnoldo solis says
Will the pink dogwoods survive in deep south Texaso
arnoldo solis says
I NEED YOUR BOOK, I’LL TRY TO BUY IT THIS MONTH.I REALLY ENJOY YOUR COMMENTS
Dianne Skinner of PEI, Canada says
I would love to have Pink Dogwood trees growing here in my back yard, can they be shipped to Canada?
RITA burrows says
Hello Dianne, Interested to read your comments on plants being shipped to Canada.
Did you have any luck with that please? I am trying to find out if Customs will allow it, also if we have to be a registered Horticultural Business first.
Not much luck in my searching so far. Rita
Allisan & Roy Buckingham says
I want to buy some pink dogwoods as well. Now how is this done?
Janice Jones says
Hello Mike. I would also like to buy some of Juanita’s trees. How would I go about accomplishing this task?
Barbarita S. Farias says
I would like some of those rose dogwood trees,but, I don’t know if they grow in my zone 9. Also, I would like your red japanese(?)maples(?) that you are always talking about. I am fighting the flu myself and my daugther recently had lung cancer surgery, which we have to keep going bact.(6 hr. drive plus lodging), so I can’t afford too much.
Barbarita S. Farias
I also would like to order some pink dogwood trees! Please let me know how to order them.
I would also like to buy some of Juanita’s Pine Dogwood trees.
Suzie Beard says
I, too, would like to purchase some of Juanita’s pink dogwood trees. Like Rosie, HOW DO I DO IT?
I’d like a few of the dogwood trees, too. Quoting Rosie, “How do I do it???”
Judy and others, here’s some thing to think about when you are asking to buy these Pink Dogwood trees. A few years ago Heather was a lot like all of you, just doing some gardening at home. Then she bought my Backyard Growing System, dove right in, and now she is selling plants like crazy. Just look at all of the folks asking for her Pink Dogwoods. And guess what? She’s sold out until next year. The demand far out weighs the supply and that’s the same for many plants. Another member of ours posted some Japanese maples for sale. You can just watch the orders pour in with people wanting to buy Japanese maples. I myself ordered $2,500 worth and I’ve got more ordered from other suppliers as well. This is an amazing and fun business! But you have to be a member of the trade to get in on these deals. I show you exactly how to do that here: http://freeplants.com/wanted.htm
I would like to buy some of Juanita’s
Pine Dogwood Tree.
How do I do it???
Wow! it all sounds so good and something I could surrly enjoy doing, Why Oh Why did I move into a small condo and am now limited to everything I enjoy doing.
Say, would a Pink Dogwood grow in central Alberta Canada or would it freez out?
Mary, Pink dogwoods are hardy to zone 5 for sure. Not sure about anything colder than that. I’m not sure how that relates to your zones in Canada.
Mike, How can I purchase some of these pink dogwoods. I want to plant these in my yard in memory of my father, who loved dogwood trees. My father passed away two years ago. Thanks! Cathy
I live in Comox BC Canada (Vancouver Island) and there is a beautiful Pink Dogwood tree in my neighbour’s yard. Yes they grow here in BC – the Provincial flower is the Dogwood.
Mona, Thank you so much for sharing this. I wonder how that area relates to the U.S. Hardiness zones?
JUANITA PRITCHETT says
HEY MIKE I SURE DO ENJOY YOUR VIDEO AND KEEPING ME INFORM ON WHAT IS GOING ON LOVE TO DO WITH FLOWERS BUT MY HEALTH HAS SLOWED ME DOWN BUT THOSE PINK DOG WOODS SURE SOUND NICE I LOVE DOGWOODS BUT RIGHT NOW WE ARE ALL IN THE FLU JUST GOT MY HUSBAND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL WHICH HEALTH IS ALSO BAD SO WHAT CAN I DO TO GET ME A FEW FOR MY SELF AT THIS TIME DIRE HOPEING TO GET BETTER I FOOL AROUND WHEN I CAN WITH MY FLOWERS I HAVE A LOT AND I LVE TO ROOT THEM SO HOPEING TO HEAR FROM YOU AND PLEASE YOU MAKE MY DAY WHEN I CAN HEAR HOW PEOPLE ARE DOING IN IT GOT YOUR BOOK AND ALL BUT HOPE SOON TO GET TO DOING THINGS WHEN YOU ARE 81 AND HEALTH ISNT TO GOOD IT ISNT EASY BUT HOPE YOU DO WELL THANKS MIKE LOVE YOUR FLOWERS GROWING JUANITA
Juanita, we need for you to stay healthy so come spring you can get out in the yard and truly enjoy your spring, summer and fall. Just a little gardening is good for your health. You take care, -Mike McGroarty
Howard Faulkner says
Dear Juanita and family,
I’m 65 years old. I had a serious case of the flu last month. All I did was increase my normal dosage of Vitamin D3 from 5,000 iu’s (international units) to 15,000 to 20,000 iu’s daily until the flu was over. Then I dropped back to 5,000 iu’s daily. I never lost a day of work although I was quite sick. I never went to see a doctor, and I took nothing else. The stuff works for everybody. Sunshine in a pill is all that it is and it is the most important supplement on Earth. You can get it at Walmart for $5.94 a bottle for the 5,000 iu per pill dosage. The only known side-effect is that you start feeling better right away. Happy Flowering.
Howard, I would be afraid to take your advice for a couple of reasons. Going to work only spreads it. Overdoing Vitamine D (or A either) is not a good idea. Some folks would not get away with it as you did. Glad you’re better, but have concern for those you may have infected. I hope you will choose a different course if it should get you next year.