Long Mountain Nursery is no longer growing azaleas for the wholesale trade.
In the late 1970s, Richard convinced his wife, Sandra, that they should leave their promising professional careers and comfortable suburban lifestyle to start an azalea nursery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Because the couple had no horticultural training or business experience, few mechanical skills, and absolutely no idea what they were getting themselves into, life got very interesting for them. Richard’s four-book series tells the couple’s colorful story, a story of triumph and despair, of high expectations and harsh reality, and of the people who touched their lives along the way. In the tradition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” series, Mountain of My Dreams shares the true story of one family’s memorable, often remarkable 30-year journey. Much more than just another "back to the land" chronicle, this is a heartwarming tale of a man, a woman, and their belief in each other. If you've ever wondered why the less-traveled road remains less traveled, you need to read their story.
Visit the book website here.
In case you be curious about what it is like to build a wholesale nursery from the ground up, care for 30,000 plants, raise two children while maintaining a full-time professional career, you might enjoy reading the story of our family's 30-year journey down the less traveled road. The first three books in the series are currently available. Learn more about the book series by clicking on the book site link at the top of this page.
(Books can be purchased at Amazon.com or through traditional booksellers).
Download a PDF of Long Mountain Story highlights.
Flash: We have just completed an e-reader version of the entire Long Mountain story. Long Mountain Odyssey is available from Amazon.com for $2.99. The nearly 500 page book contains highlights from the Mountain of My Dreams series. If you like it, tell your friends about it.
Long Mountain Odyssey e-book
Equipment for Sale
Now that we have shut down our container-growing operation, we are selling our remaining containers, ground cover, 12" galvanized spikes, roller conveyors, 6-foot high sand filter, and farm wagon.
Get a partial list of items for sale here.