North of Orlando in the Apopka, and Eustis area, are hundreds of nurseries. Some of these nurseries are sprawling greenhouses, others small mom and pop, a few boarded up after tough times possibly awaiting new owners. The focus of growing in this agricultural community ranges from perennials and annuals to evergreen house plants and ornamentals. Most of the families operating these country nurseries have lived in the area for years, they all know each other, and their sons and daughters have worked the family business for decades.
Photos of Treadwell Nursery taken by Bill Monroe
Exiting the long dirt and gravel road, I looked in the rear view mirror. Glen was still standing out front surveying his pride and joy. I wish the Treadwell’s the best in their quest for a license.