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New nursery and greenhouse in Equinunk

Chapel Mountain Nursery in Equinunk, PA features design elements taken from the owners’ years of travel and living abroad, represented by the French street lamp post and the raised-block lily and lotus beds that look like they’re taken from a Spanish plaza.
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EQUINUNK, PA — Chapel Mountain Nursery is flourishing in Equinunk. Located next to Braman Methodist Church on Braman Road, the greenhouse and soon to be antique shop are owned by Peter Grunn and his partner Paul Wetzel. They sell plants that can thrive in the area, from hanging baskets, herbs and vegetable plants and many varieties of perennials, trees and shrubs.

Grunn comes with a full range of experience in the plant industry. He is a Master Gardener with the Broome County, NY Cooperative Extension and has spent several years at the Cutler Botanical Gardens in Binghamton, NY and pursued a horticultural/botany course of study at the Bronx Botanical Gardens. He owned a landscape design business in New York City for many years.

Grunn’s roots in the area start with his great-grandparents who farmed in North Branch, NY. Along with his brother Richard and late sister-in-law Tasha Williams he owned the former Sault Falls Inn, which they operated from 1995 to 2007. Both he and Wetzel moved up to the area permanently in 2007.

Their mission is not only to provide unusual, interesting and native plants complete with pleasing design ideas and layouts, but also to educate people on what, how and why plants will work in a particular area.

Chapel Mountain Nursery is located at 570 Braman Rd. and is open Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 570/224-8457, email chapelmountain@gmail.com and visit them on Facebook.