A short while ago, we announced that Youngblood Nursery will be featured in the upcoming State of Perfection issue of Digger, which will be published in January. Now we can announce the second State of Perfection nursery for 2012: Crispin’s Creations Nursery in Molalla, Ore. This smaller operation, owned by Crispin and Karen Silva, specializes in shipping unique trees and shrubs in 1-gallon containers (and sometimes larger containers), mostly to other growers.
As the nursery’s name would indicate, new introductions are a specialty. Crispin’s actual creations include two remarkable snowbells (Styrax spp.) — Fragrant Fountain PPAF and Frosted Emerald — as well as two Chinese dogwoods (Cornus kousa) — Summer Gold PPAF and Tri-Splendor USPP 20008. It’s heady stuff for anyone in the nursery industry, especially someone who originally trained to be an electrician. How did he make the transition? Find out by reading the January issue of Digger.
Our magazine is free for nursery professionals — if you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up today. You can also stop by the Oregon Association of Nurseries’ booth at theMANTS exhibition Jan. 11–13 in Baltimore and pick up a copy.
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