Inventory Update – Winter 2017

Bremo Trees, like many other nurseries, emerged from the recession of 2009 with a robust inventory of unsold trees.  For many years supply had exceeded demand in the B&B nursery industry, driving down pricing and ultimately leading to many nurseries having to...

Bremo Trees Marketing Strategies 101 – Be nice!

A mentor and competitor in the nursery industry, whom I hold in great respect, called just after I became the manager of Bremo Trees. “All right,” he said.  “What is the plan?” “Well,” I mumbled, feeling unprepared for the question. “I am going to grow relationships...

Foraging the Lawn & Landscape

As a former resident of Northern Virginia, I used to shock and awe my neighbors and coworkers by grabbing a hand full of plants from the lawn and gobbling them down without saying a word.  The most typical reaction was dismay and disbelief, often followed by laughter,...

Bremo’s Wild Kingdom

When I began my tenure at Bremo Trees I knew that I would be seeing a lot of neat things, but sometimes I am still amazed by the amount of wildlife that we see in the nursery on a daily basis. Bremo Trees stretches along the bank of the James River, which is a major...

Adan “The Captain” Mondragon

The field operation at Bremo Trees has been run by “The Captain” Adan Mondrogan for the past twenty years.  Adan was recruited by former manager Woody Cumbo during the nurseries fifth year of operation.  Together Woody and Adan mapped out and began planting what is...