...on a strange note.
President trump likes heroes that weren’t captured. He has zero respect for Vietnam vets, no matter what he says. Bashing a dead senator McCain was his favorite tweet storm topic Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, not apologizing nor retracting. Bashed Robert Mueller for years. I found this picture that puts things in perspective. Not doctored, not fake news.
And I apologize that it’s not horticulture either!
Words from me aren’t needed to add anything to these pictures, Stark illustrations of just who it is we are dealing with at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20500.
Plastic plastic plastic! It’s everywhere!
Peetee had to remind me to bring my canvas bag. I’ve been good this month using these instead of those horrible bags. When are they gonna be outlawed?
Removed protective plastic from our hoop house to find lots of happy plants looking for a home like pound dogs.
Lots of care goes into overwintering valuable shrubs and trees. One customer asked what kind of discount he could get on “left over stock...”
My reply was “none, these plants are about to get repriced because they are a year older.”
Its still cold, Peetee wants to stay home. NO.
Sometimes they look better in the spring than they did in the fall. We repot most of everything into bigger containers. It’s a lotta work!!!
Hundreds of BLUEBERRIES for planting now!
Alberta dwarf spruce look great
Norway spruce huge and medium look healthy, especially after consolidating.
Nursery work takes a LOT of time, effort, and skill. But you get to work outside.
I love this sign... but it’s time to put it away!
Time to take down the gone surfing signs. I love putting them up and also love taking them down.
Nobody is thinking of planting now (its 10f right now) but the snow will be gone soon.
We have been working- replacing the plastic that keeps our sifted topsoil bone dry.
Oil and filters need to be changed.
Peetee, the nursery dog, tries to keep warm while I drive to and fro. She faces what’s left of the sunlight. I take that as a cue for us to go home.
...surfing, skiing, lazin’ around. But when we get storms like this one, I gotta try to reach people-
1-3” turned to 3-5”, then 5-8”, now 8-12” of HEAVY WET SNOW.
Some plants I sell cost $13. Some cost $1,300+. Sometimes the $13 ones turn into $1,300 plants in your yard. Depends.
If your priceless Dwarf Japanese Hemlock really means something to you, set your clock for two and five am and go outside (you heard me) and knock the weight off your valuable plants. Off your other ones too. I’m not liking this idea but we are getting 12”+ of snow at 32f -really really heavy wet snow. A little- well, a LOT of effot will go a long way in preserving the value of your landscape... This snow is the kind that kills when you shovel it.
PS- I did go outside yesterday morning (do as I say, not as I do) and used my backpack blower to blow snow off all my prized plants- mainly huge American boxwoods, a thirty two year old dwarf golden hemlock, a forty year old golden dwarf hinoki cypress... they all thanked me by springing back to their upright stance after the whine of the blower swooshed the slushy snow off. They were all about to break- woulda been an irreplaceable loss for me. The American Boxwoods are four to five and a half feet tall, and I’ve been nurturing them for seven years, bring them back from the brink of death.
Im looking for people who are responsible, diligent, hard workers, good with people. Outdoors work mostly, taking care of our plants and our customers.
This is is my 45th year, and I know exactly what I am looking for. The work ethic at the nursery is high- everyone needs everyone else to carry their part of the bargain, or else it won’t work properly.
NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED AT WORK- it’s too dangerous to be gawking at your phone whilst the world spins around you.
Its pretty physical work work so you really need to be in shape or be willing to get into shape.
No two days are the same. Ever. Birds chirp and sing, the wind blows and the sun shines upon your skin.
If if you are interested, leave a message on our phone at work. Please do not email us....