Mick’s business ’blooms’

Now's the perfect time to plant Luise plum trees, also available at Mick's.

By Jess Baker

An Applethorpe nursery has unveiled an exciting new space filled with garden giftware – including indoor plants, pots, books and candles – just in time for spring.

Owner of Mick’s Four Seasons Nursery and third generation grower, Michael Brisotto, said it was great to watch the new space come to life and become something he was really proud of.

“It will allow for … a lot more stock, so people have a lot more variety,” Michael said.

“We have a new range of different pots, new suppliers, and our indoor plant range is growing.”

He said the new space included many items that would make great gifts, either for loved ones or for buyers themselves.

Indoor plants, being extremely popular during recent times of Covid-induced lockdowns, were near the top of Michael’s priority list when choosing new products for the store.

He said the current Covid-19 climate had also encouraged many to begin their own vegetable patches and discover the magic of home-grown produce, which he took into consideration.

“We’re improving some lines to have a better array of plants or pots or mulches to give a well-rounded experience,” he said.

Michael said he was looking forward to helping locals see their gardens flourish this spring.

“At this time of year (people plant) a bit of everything – deciduous trees, roses … , flowers, lavenders – everything to brighten up the yard after a wet winter, ” he said.

“There’s plenty of moisture in the ground and water in the tanks to get going.”

An orchardist for many years, and a hobby gardener for as long as he can remember, Michael is as passionate as they come.

He said he was excited for a bumper growing season and for the opportunity to help his customers achieve the gardens they always wanted.

To see the brand new space at Mick’s Four Seasons Nursery, open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm, pop in and visit Michael and his friendly staff at 21 Ann St, Applethorpe.

For more information, contact Michael on 0429 902 636.