Meet the Team
Clint and Laura - Owners
Laura has over 30 years of work experience in horticulture and a life-long passion for plants.
Clint is not as passionate about plants, but he is passionate about supporting Laura. He does like to fix things and there are a lot of things to fix at a nursery!
Together, they make a great team.
Brandon - Nurseryman
Brandon has several years of experience in horticulture. He has a clear passion for horticulture though self-study. He has recently completed Master Gardner training. Brandon is excellent at providing advice and problem solving for customers trying to find the right plant.
Andy - Nurseryman
Andy has over 45 years of broad experience in horticulture and an undeniable passion for plants. His expertise, positive attitude and work ethic are a major asset to Azusa. We are fortunate to have him work at our nursery.
Carol has many years of experience with plants and is a talented artist. We are honored to sell some of her beautiful cards in the gift shop. We appreciate her passion and dedication.
Cheryl - Nurserywoman
We are honored to have Cheryl work on weekends during Spring. She has extensive experience with the plant business and previously owned Summersun Greenhouse and Nursery in Mount Vernon.
Mija (me-ha) - Mouser, Customer Non-relations
Mija loves people, but likes to pretend that she does not like them. It's a game. It's her game... and she wins.
Joe BOOTS - Fashionista, Socialite
He's "gone country" - look at them boots. He is a polydactyl so the boots must be custom wide toes. Clearly a neighborhood kitty with way too much time on his hands because he make the rounds and loves the night life. Of course, he's got plenty of style and personality. We call him Boots - one of the neighbors calls him Joe. Joe BOOTS.
Greyboy - Mouser, Foreign Correspondent
Greyboy is an "Independent Joe" and prefers to travel and live wild. He appears in various places throughout the neighborhood. He likes to occasionally report his findings to us in a different language; then vanishes like a ghost. We like him.
UPDATE: Greyboy has been missing for sometime. We fear the worst but hope for the best. God's speed Greyboy...wherever you are.
Blackjack - Gambler, Hustler, High Jinx and General Shenanigans
Blackjack is a neighborhood kitty that runs a shady dice game in the back alleys of the red tag discount area. He has been trying to collect gambling debt from Mija, which causes much drama. The kitty-cops usually respond after it is over, but they can't do anything anyway because it is property crime. Round and round it goes.... He is streetwise and untouchable. Does he have a connection to the Gator stolen last Summer? Nah, he's a goooodkitty, but for God's sake, if he tries to sell you "catnip crack" for cash - please notify the front desk.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, living on the wild side has many perils. Blackjack has passed away. We miss you little buddy.