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Employee Spotlight!

This is Dan Robinson, co-owner of Spencer’s, and nursery expert.

“Every year at Christmas my sister and I had train sets that we would set up in the basement, and play with for hours. I still have the train set, we keep it on display in our living room.

“Another memory I have is when Alice (Dan’s wife) and I were living in ft Collins. We went to a small Christmas tree lot, and bought a beautiful White Fir Christmas tree. And everyone thought we were nuts for spending twelve dollars! Now looking back, it doesn’t seem like that bad of a deal!”

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Spencer

Today we’d like to share some of Mike Spencer’s holiday memories. Mike is a co-owner, and has worked in the family business all his life. You can likely find Mike at our Fountain location, most days. “You know, growing up, I always loved Christmas Eve and the time I spent with my family going to church service and seeing my grandparents from the Spencer side. We would arrive home from church and Santa would have already visited our house. That’s because Christmas morning, we loaded up the semi and took toys and fruit to the less fortunate kids at the Chief Theater. Those were some of my favorite times. Later in life, watching my own daughters open presents was always fun. Now that I have grandkids, Christmas has become even more magical. Christmas, to me, is all about kids. From when they come to pick out a tree with Mom & Dad, to when they visit the Candy Basement, it has become a tradition that spans 4 generations for me. I love it. I love the whole Christmas season and the whole idea of Christmas. It’s my favorite.”

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We just crafted several fruit baskets that are up for purchase! The easiest and most delicious gifts are ready to go! Hurry though, they won’t last long!

(Tejon location only)

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Holiday Happenings!

This is a great time to give pottery as a gift. Pots are versatile for more than just planting new greenery or repotting older plants. A beautiful pot can become a utensil holder or  the package for another gift. Turn one into a pretty clutter-keeper or hose depository. The possibilities are many! Spencer’s has all kinds to keep the creative juices flowing!

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Employee Spotlight!

This is Joan’s first Christmas season with Spencers, and she fills our days with fun stories and jokes.

“One year it snowed in Texas, and my cousin, Susan, and I had a horse named George that we rode for hours through the snow, giggling and laughing the entire time! We just couldn’t believe our luck!”

“My sister, Jerilynn, and I were partners in crime, always getting into some kind of mischief! One year we decided that we couldn’t wait to find out what we got for Christmas, so very carefully, we opened all of our presents under the tree, by peeling the tape back, and then resticking it back to the paper. But we didn’t stop there! We ended up opening everyone’s presents! It was quite obvious what we had done, kids aren’t as sneaky as they think they are!”

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Holiday Happenings!

Do you need a gift in a pinch? Look no further than our custom made fruit baskets! We offer four sizes to fit your needs: 1/2 Peck, Full Peck, 1/2 Bushel, and Full bushel!

Each basket is filled with a variety of citrus, apples and pears, and topped off with a delightful mixture of wrapped candy! Looking to add more? Visit our Candy Basement for “add-on” ideas- such as jams, salsas, chocolates, and other goodies!

These baskets are made at our Tejon location, but both stores are taking orders today! Call to order yours, and please everyone on your Christmas list!

Tejon store- (719)632-2788

Fountain store- (719)392-2726

(Full Bushel basket not pictured. Call for pricing!)

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Our new Rustic Farmhouse line from Panacea is the perfect solution for gifts! Galvanized Buckets, Wire baskets, Copper trays and laser wall art are perfect choices to add to your decor. Rustic Farmhouse is right on trend and we have you covered!

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Employee spotlight: Cohl Niskanen

Cohl recently started with us, and we are delighted to have him! We sat down with him to talk about his Holiday traditions. Here’s what he had to say: ‘One of my favorite Christmas traditions is hiding the pickle inside the Christmas Tree. Whoever finds the pickle first, has first choice at the biggest stocking filled plum full of all the best goodies in Minnesota. That was always the best stocking because it had candy, gift cards and other treats. Finding a green pickle in a green tree is like finding a needle in a haystack, so it was always tough, but the reward was oh so sweet!’  Thanks for sharing Cohl!

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Holiday Happenings!

Here’s a fun activity to add cheer and color to the winter months:

Plant paper whites or an amaryllis with your kids and have them measure the growth each day! It’s beautiful AND educational!

Keep one for each child or gift them to another family and watch their eyes light up as they see them get bigger each day!

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Employee spotlight!

Today we feature Alice Spencer-Robinson, co-owner and lifelong employee! Alice shared with us her favorite childhood Christmas memory.

“My father (Noble Spencer Jr, founder of Spencer’s Lawn and Garden) is a member of the Elks Club lodge #309. Every Christmas season the Elks would gather presents and candies (through the George W. Trimble fund) and load them onto our semi-truck. When Christmas morning came dad would drive the semi down to the old Chief Theater, and unload all the goodies. Hundreds of less-fortunate children would be there, waiting anxiously, as Santa would arrive to wish them a Merry Christmas, and give them, individually, their gifts.

“After all the goodies were delivered, all the used wrapping paper, decorations, tables and chairs were loaded back onto the semi, our family would drive to the Antlers Hotel to have our holiday breakfast.

“The Elks Trimble Fund has always been very near and dear to my heart, and I’m so thankful that Spencer’s has the opportunity to still play a role in helping them bring joy to children for the Christmas season.”

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