This week, BAN's Richard Jaynes was interviewed on WTNH about the Hamden tradition of visiting Broken Arrow Nursery for a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving. It was a great opportunity to show the BAN Christmas trees, and for Richard to share some tips about how to pick a Christmas tree. Broken Arrow Nursery has been providing Connecticut residents with Christmas trees since 1947.
Our pawpaw tree was named the Notable Tree for October by the Hamden Tree Commission. The distinct tree is located on the nursery grounds at 13 Broken Arrow Road in Hamden, CT.
You’ve heard us talk about our favorite place to buy plants before, so today we’re taking you to Broken Arrow Nursery with us! Located in Hamden, Connecticut, this small retail garden center/grower specializes in trees and shrubs you’ve never heard of—much less seen—before. We’ll scour their HUGE catalog to highlight some of these interesting offerings before heading to the nursery to shop, and then we’ll check in with nurseryman-extraordinaire, Andy Brand to see if the plants in our cart are awesome or...awful.Expert: Andy Brand, Nursery Manager for Broken Arrow Nursery
Walk through the history of the Christmas tree stand
A Way to Garden.com had a Q&A session with Adam Wheeler.
Here is one of the interview questions from A Way to Garden.com:
Q. And we don’t necessarily get to choose. First, can we clarify what we mean—or at least what you mean, since I’m sure you’re asked about this all the time at the nursery—by deer resistance, or deer proof. I hate to ever say deer proof because I have seen them standing on their hind legs in the snow eating all the lower branches off spruce trees with stiff needles–which cannot be tasty.