October 8, 2017

It’s hard to remain sanguine these days about the future of America.

Where are all these hurricanes coming from?  Shooters?  International threats from Little Rocket Boys?

And we can’t seem to fix our hospitalization system or our tax

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April 29, 2017

We lost a local plantsman, innovator, historian and nursery industry icon last week when Jim Zampini, age 85, passed away in his sleep after a long battle with heart disease. A fusion of Italian and Hungarian ancestry, Jim grew up

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August 21, 2016

For fifty two days we’ve been held culinary hostage by the availability of zucchini from our nursery garden.  In the beginning it was tremendously exciting!  We conspired on all kinds of recipes featuring our wonderfully fresh and productive

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July 5, 2016

We hear the term ‘Globalism’ bandied about.  Some people blame ‘globalism’ for the loss of American manufacturing jobs (and I think they’re right!).  Others ascribe to ‘globalism’ tremendous savings for the American consumer through the availability of cheaper

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June 26, 2016

Jesse Storrs was the visionary who began our Lake County nursery industry in 1854, partnering a few years later with JJ Harrison to form the world-famous Storrs & Harrison Nursery.  His three sons went off to the Civil

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June 20, 2016

Summer Camp

 

Summer is the season of student-workers at Gilsons.  We’ve tried many different employment strategies over the years…1). ‘Keep the money in the family’ (that didn’t work because there wasn’t enough family or money,  2). local

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