We are pleased to announce that effective July 19th Flora Pacifica will take over ownership and operation of Wild Bird and Backyard from Jack and Merri Cook. The Cooks have grown and nurtured their business for the last eight years and are now moving on to other challenges out of the Brookings area. We wish them well! All of their helpful staff will remain. Our short-term plan is to provide appropriate Flora Pacifica products at Wild Bird and Wild Bird seeds at Flora Pacifica's Oceanview Drive location to improve the convenience for all customers. Be sure to stop in, observe the changes, and offer suggestions as to how our combined businesses can be more helpful to you. We hope to continue to maintain a great relationship with the loyal Wild Bird customers and provide a growing inventory of attractive products.
Flora Pacifica now has several interesting concrete products in stock. Included are fountains, tables, chairs and, of course, concrete pots of various sizes. Stop by to see if we have the perfect piece to improve your back yard.
New Japanese maples are here. Specimen trees have been going fast this year. Don't wait around and be disappointed. Come it today buy and tag your trees. We will plant them in your perfect location.
Flora Pacifica now has a selection of Aw Pottery in stock. These pots are high quality glazed pots that will provide years of enjoyment. Take some home or have us pot up and deliver a new shrub or tree. You can check out the entire Aw pottery collection from their catalog that is shown at www.AWPottery.com. We currently do not have routine shipments from Aw but we will take deposits for orders to be included in our next shipment. Also they are back ordered on several of their (and our) favorite products so patience is a virtue.
We are beginning to grow this year's crop of hanging baskets. We will, once again, be installing and maintaining the hanging baskets for the City of Brookings along 101. We are assembling two sizes of baskets; the larger baskets like those done for the city and smaller baskets more appropriate for modest locations. Call now to reserve your baskets.
During the last month (end of February and beginning of March) we have received the bulk of our spring shipments. Come by to see how full our nursery is with fruit trees, azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, evergreens, etc.
With the arrival of DST our nursery hours are expanded to 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on Sundays. Stop in after work or on the weekend to pick up the plants and supplies you need.
Flora Pacifica completed the requirements for obtaining a landscape contracting license with the State of Oregon. This now allows us to be a complete supplier of landscape services to select clients. In the past we have done landscape designs for customers but then they had to find a competent licensed contractor to do the installation. Now our customers can have the expert design, the competent installation of quality, appropriate plants and continuing landscape maintenance of our installations.
At the end of the year Don & Cherie Mitchell along with their sons Dennis and Peter sold Flora Pacifica, Inc. and the grounds to the new owners Tom McDaniel and Gary Dietz. Tom & Gary signed an option to buy in January 2012 and have been managing the business since. We wish the Mitchells a great and rewarding retirement.