December 9, 2008

See the wreaths I chose this year to decorate my home

Before my book signing at Stew Leonard’s this past Saturday, I met up with my television crew in Hamden, Connecticut where we shot a segment at the Broken Arrow Nursery.  Hamden is about one-and-a-quarter hours by car from my home in Bedford.  Owner Dick Jaynes has worked hard to make his nursery one of the premier specialty nurseries of woody plants and perennials in the United States.  A very serious plant breeder and horticulturist, Dick has a particular interest with chestnut and mountain laurel, the state flower of Connecticut.  

Dick started his business in 1947 when he planted a couple hundred spruce seedlings as part of a 4-H project.  That project grew into a thriving Christmas tree farm on more than twenty acres.  They grow white pine, balsam fir, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, white spruce, and some specialty trees.  Customers are welcome to stroll the grounds to choose and cut.  I have to tell you that the aroma from all the Christmas trees and greenery was just fantastic.  I really enjoyed my visit to this wonderful nursery and look forward to visiting again when warmer weather returns.  The trip there and back was especially comfortable traveling in the all new 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.

More information on decorating with holiday wreaths are available at my website.  Whether you prefer rustic or radiant, our ideas will brighten any door!

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Dick Jaynes - the owner of Broken Arrow Nursery and me