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We're in Northwestern Oregon where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean
We've been involved in the retail and wholesale nursery industry for a long time. With my wife, owned and operated a garden center for nearly 30 years. While operating the garden center, began a partnership with a programmer and Gardenware was begun. We delivered our first program in Jan, 1986. Sold the garden center at the end of 2004 but still going strong with Gardenware.
Interests: Plants, the outdoors of course, photography
Recent Activity
Starting on June 1 of this year, a new icon started showing up on internet-connected computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. It’s called “Get Windows 10” (or GWX) and appears in the taskbar near the clock. Here’s an example: In case you haven’t already heard, the app behind the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We've done some testing with our Version 10 program on the latest release of the Windows operating system and are pleased to report that we have not discovered any problems with the update. We also simulated an update to an existing system that already had Version 10 loaded on it,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Gardenware - News & Tips
The answers to those questions depend on which version of Windows you are using and which version of Gardenware you are using. The general answer is that there are folders within the Gardenware folder designed to store a logo or logos for each type of label that the user plans... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We hope your holiday season is warm, bright, and full of love. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Gardenware offers two versions of our widely used label and sign printing software. We are often asked, “What’s the difference? We always want the best to we probably should order the Complete package." As the song title says, “It ain’t necessarily so." The truth is, for all label and sign... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Well, the blog has been quiet all summer. It is time to crank things up once more. It is time to discuss Windows 8. Let’s skip to the conclusion first! UNLESS YOU ARE PURCHASING A NEW COMPUTER, UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 8 WILL PROBABLY NOT BENEFIT YOU. To do it safely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Lately we have had a number of customers who have decided to use Point of Sale systems to automate the checkout process. Point of Sale is generally a good thing, but there has been some confusion or lack of knowledge regarding barcodes and how to use them. We’ll try to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Now that all of you Version 10 users have downloaded the updates to the Gardenware Backup and the Gardenware Labeling programs, I think a discussion on Backups is in order. If you don’t wish to read further, please read and heed this: IF YOU ARE USING VERSION 10, WE STRONGLY... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
If you use Version 10 of the Gardenware program please take the time to read this. You may have thought we forgot about you. I’ve missed both February and March articles. Well, we’ve been busy and we suspect you have too. We do have news, however, for those of you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! Once again this year we will be exhibiting at the MANTS trade show in Baltimore, MD Jan 11, 12 and 13. Find us at Booth 2001 in the far back right corner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We at Gardenware would like to extend to you, our customers and prospective customers, our best wishes for the holiday season and a healthy, prosperous 2012. We have our fingers and toes crossed hoping our economy has begun to turn the corner in a positive direction. At a time when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
It just figures, doesn’t it? We pass on the word about a particularly good deal on Page Plus, and then Serif introduces a newer version, Page Plus X6, three weeks later! Well, we won’t be doing any upgrades here for a while yet, just in case any of our readers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
For many years we have used Serif Software’s Page Plus publishing program to make all of our price lists, handouts and other promotional materials. We had used Microsoft Publisher for some time and I came across Page Plus and gave it a try. It did everything that Microsoft Publisher did... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Nursery Management Magazine’s newsletter for Sept 3 carries an article stating that in June 14 million Americans scanned QR codes. I don’t know how the statistics are compiled but the claim is that over 60% are likely to be male in the age group of 18-34 years of age and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
To all Version 10 users: I owe you an apology for not pointing out and emphasizing a new feature that helps make adding new price lines easier, quicker and even more accurate. When entering new price lines you are presented with this screen… You could fill in the blanks to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We hope that everyone who inquires about Gardenware or purchases Gardenware is aware that photographs of the plants are not included with the program. There are a lot of descriptions (close to 7500 of them) included in the program. Since the mid `90s, the Gardenware program has allowed the user... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
In the last few weeks we have received calls from Gardenware users who suddenly found that they could not get access to their pictures for printing them on Gardenware signs. In each case the operating system was either Vista or Windows 7. Also, in each case the user had stored... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
As some of you know, Mary Lee and I owned and operated a garden center at the North Oregon Coast for nearly 30 years. One of our “perennial” issues was the pricing of groups of items such as succulents, ground covers, annuals, basket stuffers, perennials and others. We couldn’t, or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
A number of our customers are not retail garden centers nor growers who sell to them (though a great many are). Hardscape suppliers are a typical example, landscapers who want to label stock with a simple BIG NAME on a label to help assure that the right plants get on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Gardenware - News & Tips
Gardenware V 10 is in final Beta testing and should be out the door in January. Here is some info to help answer questions you may have. The operation is very similar to the current V 32, though nicely streamlined. Most of the screens are very similar but the program... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Gardenware - News & Tips
As most of you users and prospective users know, you may attach an image to each or any item in your Gardenware libraries for printing on signs or the new Hang Tag in Version 10. The process is easy. We have prepared a short video tutorial. Just click HERE. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Gardenware - News & Tips
We set up this blog some time ago so it would be ready when we were. To our dismay it has been delayed by months but here we go. We don’t like to start off on what might be considered a negative note but we feel this is something you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Gardenware - News & Tips
This is the first post on our new blog. We plan to have at least a monthly posting of news and information on features in Gardenware that a number of users haven't yet discovered. It is our hope that Gardenware users, and prospective users, will find this a useful hub... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Gardenware - News & Tips
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