It has been 8 years since Sarah and I have sold our Theatrum Botanicum nursery business in California and moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A lot has happened in that time.
One thing that has happened is that I have adapted to city life and have given up the good life of country living. We now live in a very urban area in a house where we must have our garden on our roof.
I have moved away from direct plant sales. I’m too old to be producing and shipping plants. Now I work with computers designing websites, except for a few botanical lectures, classes and consultation jobs here and there. And we have opened a restaurant/bar, Café Mordida. It has been quite a life-style change.
Anyhow, to all my friends out there, I just want to say that life is much better than I had expected it to be when I first moved here to Mexico. This was, by far, the best of many moves in my life.
On the commercial level, I am continuing to sell seeds and will be increasing the selection available. Our biggest problem with selling anything botanical from here in Mexico is the unreliable delivery systems and the extremely rigid commercial shipping controls instituted in our largest market, the US.
Hasta luega, amigos