Long Mountain Nursery is NO LONGER growing azaleas for commercial sale. All azaleas have been sold and the nursery has officially closed its doors.
The website is being maintained for informational purposes only.
However, our 500 variety azalea arboretum is open to visitors in the spring. Please call ahead to arrange your visit.
Richard and Sandra Antony were upwardly mobile young professionals in the late 1970s. Richard worked for the Department of the Army while pursuing his PhD in electrical engineering; Sandra worked as a contract specialist for the National Cancer Institute. They lived in a cozy house they had painstakingly remodeled, just a short distance from the confluence of Interstate-95 and Washington Beltway. At least that is where they lived until Richard decided they needed to find more fulfilling careers and a quieter place to raise their future family. His recommendation: They should build then operate a wholesale azalea nursery in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
Long Mountain Odyssey is funny, sweet, sad, sensitive, provocative, honest, disturbing, tender, and absolutely true. A story about commitment and self-discovery, itŐs also a love story. Hundreds of vignettes weave a remarkably inspirational tale, bringing to mind the writings of such perennial favorites as James Herriot, May Sarton, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Uplifting, riveting, and intimate, it is a story the reader will not soon forget.
Visit the book website here.
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.