"I have a sad announcement to make. Lyn and I have closed Sierra Nursery. After four and a half years of struggling in this economy, we had put every penny of our life savings into the nursery and finally had nothing left to give. This was my dream, to own a small neighborhood nursery, but this was not the way it was supposed to turn out. We are grateful to all of you who supported us. We are sorry that we could not make it work. We had the best crew possible and tried to give an extra level of service, but in the end it was not enough. There are no words that can say what we feel. We are sad and we are sorry. God bless you all. -John Adams"
The above was posted on Sierra Nurseries Facebook page. Sierra nursery is located approximately 20 miles from here, in a suburb of Sacramento. This is the third Sacramento area garden center to close in just the last couple months! Nice place, located in what was a high end part of the region, right on a main thoroughfare. The nursery under other ownership had been in the same spot for 35 years.
I received a comment at my last post from Chad Bartlett. Chad say's, "Trey, although I have always been one to align myself with the 'little guy', reading your blog over the last couple years has really opened my eyes to just how important it is for me to put my money where my mouth is. I don't expect everyone to do the same thing I do but, for my part, I made the decision not to buy any gardening related items from Home Depot even if I happen to already be shopping there for some lumber or spare parts. I don't have anything against Home Depot, but like Pam was getting at, I would hate to see my favorite independent nursery close and know that I could have spent more of my gardening budget there and maybe helped out just a little bit more. In that sense, I like to think that every month is support my local nursery month. " Click this link to read all of Chads comment.