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Monday, February 10, 2020


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Oh, what a shame. Isn't it amazing how nurseries can group plants together in new ways that make us HAVE to buy them? And, who can shop for plants with an umbrella?? Hooded rain jackets are the only way!

Barbara H.

What a wonderfully dangerous place! Have they sold it so it will keep going? I can't imagine the type of energy and commitment it took to create such a wonderful resource for gardeners.

Lisa at Greenbow

You will feel out of sorts now and then this spring/summer. It is a shame they don't have someone to carry on. What a beautiful business.

Kris P

I'm sorry you've lost a wonderful resource like that one. I know how you feel - I still mourn every nursery I've lost since the late 80s. The last of these, Sperling in Calabasas, closed in 2015 following the death of the founder. His kids sold the property to a car dealership next door. I still cringe every time I pass by there on the freeway.

Beth @ PlantPostings

I know, I'm so sad. So many of my plants came from their amazing collection. They will be missed, for sure!

Loree / danger garden

I remember first reading about this nursery on Matty and Megan's blog Far Out Flora. They lived in San Francisco but were from Madison (and moved back briefly after their daughter was born). What a loss!


It's hard letting go. My favorite local nursery is in limbo and although it sounds selfish I really want them to just figure out a way to stay open. Far more cool places close than open up, it can be a backbreaking way to make money.

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