Welcome to Skyline Nursery – no Mail-order
A brief exploration of what I have to offer. Some is outdated but I will be trying to grow all the things I once had. TREES Available in 2022
With a stroke or ‘Whatever’ I have – Three Dr’s said “I have no clue” and it took five months to finally get referred to a neurologist who feared I had a stroke. An exercise appointments finally made. Ten years ago I suffered the freezing up and mobility loss of my left arm. Heck – I adapted. Was a one armed gardener.
TEN years later I have regained my mobility and am back to growing plants and raising my beloved bees. I will also be super appreciative of any plant trades from former customers or new. For those who send me things by USPS or UPS I can reciprocate but I am NOT getting back into mail order. Too many glitches and lost packages.
This site hopefully will remain helpful to new gardeners and beekeepers. I am most proud that I had time to do a lot of rock work as shown in a Riverine Garden. A landscape I did based on a river and a very Zen like employer. Do check out the description of its winter construction. I miss Jim very much – things would be different had he lived.
Thank you for visiting. Another Nursery wrote “We can only scratch the surface of all the world offers”… Be it in relationships or in the things, we love, some scratch harder and more often than others and I have always remembered thanking a ‘master’ for his enlightenment. Jim responded, grinning “It’s not enlightenment if it is not confusing.”
“How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
to rust unburnished, not to shine in use.”
In an old mail order catalogue I wrote: The gardens that we plant and nurture are a good reflection of the health and depth of our hearts and souls. In a time of proxy wars and increasing tensions between east and west we should reflect how much better co-operation works. Communities and nations are also like gardens. Some are naturally better endowed, others are better planned and some shine more brightly simply because they began with less and had to struggle. All however, need to be fought over in the most constructive sense of the word. …
We seem to garden with ego’s and agendas rather than realizing that the earth we share should ever be preserved by hard tilling and the investiture of sweat and labor towards later and greater rewards . Investments that our children will be reaping long after we’re gone … and in that sense the garden provides one with immortality stretching out to future friends yet unknown who in their own ‘circle’s-turn will take wonder at all you’ve done. I will post the rest on my About Me page which has my address. (1080 W. Hendrickson Rd. Corner of Hendrickson and Wright. North Side. Skyline Nursery sign on Fence.)
I continue to enjoy the response and all the contributions from my former customers and friends – thank you! My Recipe Pages spiced with Politics and Genealogy are here.
(C) Herb Senft 2022