Alan Jones, president of Manor View Farm, took time out of his busy schedule to take us on a tour of his wholesale nursery. He explained the challenges facing his industry , including trying to plan for what and how much stock will be wanted in five years or more, when the cuttings he roots today will be big enough to sell, dealing with the vagaries of the climate, and getting enough good help. With over 100 acres of trees and shrubs, Alan has his hands full year round, what with pruning, digging, and fertilizing, not to mention caring for greenhouses full of thousands of cuttings. A great time was had by all who attended and we thank Alan for his hospitality.
Alan Jones, left, regales members with tales of horticultural hi-jinks.
Join us April 30 for a visit to Roberts Roost -- see the events page for more information and to sign up for this members-only event.