Recently, an order was placed with Bracy’s Nursery in Amite City, Louisiana for several Savannah Holly bushes that were to be added to the landscape at the House of the Seasons in Jefferson, Texas. A confirmation call to the owner of the nursery was placed before a member of our landscaping staff was sent to drive several hours beginning at 2:00 AM to pick up the bushes and return back to Jefferson with enough time to plant them in the yard. The owner of the nursery stated that the bushes were not ready for pick up. The conversation continued when we complained to the nursery asking why the bushes weren’t ready as promised. “Well you see,” said the nursery owner, “I rented them for use on the podium at the Louisiana Governor’s inauguration ceremony and I haven’t had them returned yet.”
Surrounded by our Savannah Holly bushes, Governor John Bel Edwards speaks at his inauguration ceremony as the 56th Governor of the State of Louisiana. The ceremony was held on January 11, 2016 in front of the State Capitol.