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 Some is outdated but I will be trying to grow all the things I once had.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 2023
With a stroke or ‘Whatever’ I have – Three Doctor’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 appointment finally made. Ten years ago, I suffered the freezing up and mobility loss of my left arm. Heck – I adapted and became a one-armed gardener. And beekeeper again.
A few years ago I regained my mobility and am back to growing plants and raising my beloved bees. I will always 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 Sequim property will remain helpful to new gardeners and beekeepers. I am most proud that I also had time to do a lot of rock work as shown in a Riverine Garden. A landscape based on a river and a very Zen like employer. Do check out the description of its winter construction. I miss Jim very much.
Another friend 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.”
The gardens that we plant and nurture are good reflections of the health and depth of our hearts and souls. In a time of increasing increasing tensions 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. …
Too often we 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. 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.
I continue to enjoy the response and contributions from my former customers and friends – thank you! My Recipe Pages spiced with Politics and Genealogy are here.
(C) Herb Senft 2022