weekly blog from Tom Dayton....
This year has been a surprise at the nursery as cut trees have
seen a bump in sales as evidenced by the few trees left in the sales yard.
Even with the so-called “shortage” reported in the news, trees are still
around at garden centers and cut-your-own operations.
trees have the advantage of convenience and ease of decorating, it seems for
many folks that a real tree is still the only way to go.
The argument for the artificial line of trees is that growing a tree just
for the Christmas season only to be thrown away is a waste. However, while
the above facts are true, the tree to be cut would not have been planted at
all and during its long growth period of 7 years or more, the tree provided
erosion control, shelter for birds and other animals and produced oxygen
that we all need.
Poinsettia sales have been brisk as well as the crop this year has been the
best ever with huge large flower bracts, dark green leaves and the common
size of a 6” pot having at least 5 to 9 large blooms.
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