Okay, this was a mistake on my part. Let me explain.
Last year, we visited Newport, RI. On our way there and on the way back, we drove through a town called Exeter. I thought this was a dandy little place, but what really caught my eye was this huge tree and plant nursery on Rt. 102. When we passed by this nursery last year, I began to drool.
We have been having a very troublesome time locating a good nursery here in Central Connecticut near Hartford. It’s like they don’t exist. All we have come across are these cutesy little tourist traps that charge double of what a plant or tree is worth. Since I am sick of throwing away money, I thought it would be a good idea to hop in the car and take a trip out to a heavy duty nursery in Rhode Island.
And that we did.
But we ended up at the wrong place.
Well folks, I guess I was a little rushed when I did my research on Google Earth yesterday. I found the nursery, but mistook another ones name for it. We ended up passing the nursery we were looking for (it was closed) to arrive at a farm / farm stand called Schartner Farms.
There was nothing wrong with Schartner Farms, if you were looking for a farm stand type of thing. Everything was neat, clean and very well presented. They offered small plants with a few fruit trees. Everything was slightly more expensive than the stuff you would find at Home Depot or Lowe’s, but that’s to be expected. It was a nice place, but unfortunately, we weren’t looking for a nice place. We were looking for a cheap and dirty “pluck a tree out of the mud” kind of place. I want discount. I am not a tourist. I need to dig a hole and throw a tree in it.
Oh well. Schartner Farms…maybe we will visit you again some day when I am not grumpy for missing my mark. It was nice walking through your operation, I am just sorry I didn’t buy anything.