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Vale couple nurtures love of flowers in unique greenhouse, opening a nursery

Donna Patterson chats about the history of the greenhouse that is the centerpiece of Bryant’s Nursery. The nursery, at 2700 Loop Road in Vale, recently opened. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – A greenhouse with a long history is now the centerpiece of a new nursery operated by a local couple outside of Vale.

Bryant’s Nursery – operated by Donna and Bob Patterson – opened up earlier this spring and offers a wide variety of flowers and plants inside a greenhouse that once was scattered into more than 100 different pieces.

The Bryant’s Nursery greenhouse is the last vestige of what was once a major nursery in California.

Donna Patterson’s grandparents once owned the large nursery in Santa Cruz, Calif., and it offered more than a million plants.

After her grandparents died . . .