April 5, 2010

Visiting Shadow Nursery in Tennessee

Last Sunday, March 28th, a group of us flew to Winchester, Tennessee to visit the venerable Don Shadow, at his Shadow Nursery.  Don, a fourth-generation nurseryman, is one of America's leading growers of trees and shrubs and he is a very astute and knowledgeable horticulturist.  Don also raises rare species of exotic animals.  Upon his land are approximately 600 animals in 60 different species, including deer, ostrich, emu, and camels, just to name a few.  He actively participates in breeding programs that are aimed at maintaining biodiversity.  Don has a very good way with these animals and he has great luck breeding them.  Please enjoy these photos with more to come tomorrow.