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.
Adam Wheeler had an interview with the Editor at Gardenista.com.
Editor Lindsey Taylor at Gardenista.com came to visit us from New York City and this is how she descibed our nursery:
"Broken Arrow Nursery, in Hamden, Connecticut is known for its rare and unusual plants. It’s not around the corner from New York city where I’m based, but it’s absolutely worth every mile I put on my Prius."
Martha Stewart visitng Broken Arrow Nursery and on her passion for planting trees.
As featured in the AWayToGarden.com Blog!
WHAT I MISS MOST about my Martha job: I had other garden geeks as colleagues, and the chance to talk plants nonstop. These days I pester people like Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut instead. The latest in my series of nursery and seed-company Q&As: a chat with Adam about everything from outstanding wildlife shrubs and underused hydrangeas and magnolias; to using variegation in the garden,
As featured in the Home & Garden section of the New York Times
RAIN was drumming so fast and hard on the tin roof of the office at Broken Arrow Nursery here last Friday that the crew practically had to shout as they discussed the crazy weather: the freak snowstorm in October that took down a third of their magnolia collection; Tropical Storm Irene in August, which felled their beloved scarlet maple "swing" tree, with its thick horizontal branch; and the warm winter temperatures that had brought the forsythia into bloom in December, although the witch hazels were right on time.
"Is this the clearing shower?" joked Richard Jaynes, 76, who started the nursery with his wife, Sally, in 1984.
In fact, Broken Arrow put down its first roots 65 years ago, when the young Mr. Jaynes planted a couple hundred spruce seedlings in his father's apple orchard as part of a 4-H project — selling Christmas trees.
"Dad kept it going while I was in college," said Mr. Jaynes, who went off to Wesleyan University and then Yale, where he earned a doctorate in botany. (And over the years, those Christmas trees have been planted across 20 acres.)