It’s been a while since we’ve written one of these…going on two years, it looks like! We can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone by! Well, needless to say, a lot has changed over the past two years at 3rd Day Nursery. We’ve seen a lot of faces coming and going, gotten plenty more organized, and of course, have continued growing our gorgeous selection of succulents! One thing has never changed, though, and that’s the amazing amount of teamwork, pono, and aloha spirit that has gone into making 3rd Day Nursery as great as it is.
Since our last post, we’ve built two new hales (The Trap House and the Doghouse), have started going to some really great events (more on that in a bit), and have met so many wonderful people who love succulents just as much as we do! Our loyal customers are the people we really have to thank here. If it wasn’t for our fantastic customers coming to check out some of this upcountry beauty, we would never have been able to grow the way we have!
We’ve hosted some really great events at the nursery over the past year. One of our favorites was our Mother’s Day Potting Party, and soon we’ll be hosting some more fun potting parties in October! We’re ringing in the harvest season with some gorgeous succulent arrangements in festive planters. Another great event at the nursery was a field trip from a local elementary school. Derek showed the kids around the property, gave them an education on plants, the many varieties we have, and how to properly care for them. We’re thankful to be a part of such a great local community, and are excited that we’re able to give some of the keiki a hands-on experience working with plants so that they can get engaged with the natural world around them!
Events at the Nursery aren’t the only way we’ve been getting out there, though. 3rd Day has also been a participant at a variety of local events on Maui, including plenty of great
farmer’s markets and fairs. We’ve attended the Haiku Flower Festival for the past two years, and have absolutely loved our time there. Another great event that we attended was the Ho’olaule’e & Flower Fest. Next week, we’ll be at Maui Prep for their Craft Fair. We love taking our plants and arrangements out to local events because we get to meet so many happy people who are so excited about plants and local businesses!
Our buddy Sean Cox (Sean Cox Video Productions) got us set up with an excellent commercial for the nursery, too! Check that out below!
Aside from events, we have still be hosting our weekly weekend plant sales. Every Saturday and Sunday we have been open to the public, and we love having people come by and check out our plants and property. It’s great showing people our property and getting to talk about plants with people who love them as much as we do! Now back to point of this post…let’s get started with that “weekly” wrap up!
This week has seen a lot of growth at the nursery. We’ve got a great team at the moment, and everyone is bringing their unique talents into play in the best ways possible! Ash is a real hard worker who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Thanks to him, so many of our overgrown walkways and banana trees have been cleared out and beautified. Amanda has been keeping both the top and bottom hydrated and fertilized by trekking around with the hose every week!
Thanks to Kameron, Scotty, JP, and Cuin, our most recently built hale, the Doghouse, is almost entirely complete! Big shout out to these guys for always working so hard. We’ve also got Suni and Bonnie killing it around here, making sure to always be working hard on the clock and bringing smiles and laughter to the nursery!
Josh and Kenny have been running plant sales on the weekends, getting the Nursery organized and scheduled, and making sure the word gets out about the nursery, and Vince has been crushing it each week at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market. We’re also welcoming in two new workers today; Molly and Jensyn have just arrived and we’re happy to have them join the team! On the whole, there has been a ton going on around the nursery and we’re happy to be as busy as we are! Until next week…
Aloha always from the 3rd Day Crew!