We are the third and fourth generations of the Michel family to operate this farm located in southwestern Montgomery County near Spring Creek. Carla's grandparents, Elizabeth and Fritz Michel purchased the farm in 1921 and together with son, Maurice (Carla's Dad), grew and sold produce for the Houston produce market. Over the years, the farm has produced vegetables, watermelons, turkeys as well as cattle. Today, we grow and harvest approximately 20 acres of Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress trees during the Christmas season.
In 2004, our full-time, year-round wholesale nursery operation was started at the farm and soon we added a second greenhouse facility located near Waller, Texas. Seasonal perennial and annual color as well as poinsettias and specialty hanging baskets are produced and shipped across Texas. (Please see our wholesale nursery link for more information or to become a wholesale customer).
Bob and Carla are both graduates of Stephen F. Austin State University and have over 25 years of experience in the nursery industry. Their children, Lauren, Evan and Kristen are also actively involved with the business.
Our family is extremely pleased and honored to continue our 90 years of agricultural heritage! We are members of and Bob is a past president of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association; members of Go Texan; Grand Champion Christmas Tree of Texas for 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007 & 2008; Supporters of Trees for Troops sponsored by the National Christmas Tree Association; members of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.