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Road Trip: Stark Bros Nursery | Speedkin

Road Trip: Stark Bros Nursery

We are lucky enough to now live only an hour away from Stark Bros. Nursery retail store.  For a gardening addict like me, that’s a huge deal!  So this weekend, the kids and I kidnapped our friend, Susan,  and set out to spend a wad of money.

There were tons of growing frields of trees, warehouses, and so on.  The retail store was beautiful, I thought, and the staff wonderful.  The poor lady who helped me had the patience of a saint — and looked like she could be John Denver’s sister.  I love John Denver and had to really restrain myself from asking her to sing something.  She really knew her stuff, though, and I didn’t want to cheese her off.

It would be very, very easy to spend hours there, drooling over their offerings!  But, finally, we made our decisions, got our trees bundled, and Susan’s truck loaded.

After spending an entire day with the Speed Clan, Susan was a little bit off her rocker.  We still like her, though.

Planting began this morning, after letting the trees get a little drink.  Managed to get 32 of the little darlings in the ground today.  I’ll make a list of what we got/plant later in the week, once they’re all settled into their new homes.

Is it bedtime yet??

Garden update:  Glaskin rhubarb, wintersown on February 6th, was up today.

4 Responses to “Road Trip: Stark Bros Nursery”

  1. Susan March 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Holy crap you got how many planted today??? Did you not get snow?? We’ve been freaking snowed on since last night when I got home LOL. Going on 6 inches here, but it’s melting fast.

  2. Diane March 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    32, baby! Six of the Stark trees, plus a bundle (26) of the hazelnut. No snow but it was coooooold!! Steve helped me get hardware cloth around the six Stark trees since I couldn’t do it without my thumb. I got the rest in after he left for work.

    Doc appt in the a.m. so will email ya after that. Thanks for the fun day!

  3. Ilene March 15, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    Wow! YOU GO GIRL!

    Also, I hope the antibiotics do the trick on that thumb.


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