50 Years of Experience!
Jan Limmen grew up on his father's farm and worked in Holland's world-renowned bulb fields. He learned about growing vegetables and flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, irises, hyacinths, lilies, dahlias, etc.), literally, from the ground up.
In 1971, 27-year old Jan came to America on a student visa for what he thought would be a one-year internship at a large and successful nursery in the Washington, DC suburbs. Learning by doing, he planted flowers, pruned trees, sculpted shrubs, built waterfalls and retaining walls, and designed gardens. Before long, he was managing landscaping crews, increasing the nursery's business, and winning over clients with his knowledge, work ethic and outgoing personality. Clients returned again and again to ask for Jan's help making buying and planting decisions.
The one-year internship turned into a career-long commitment to the landscaping business. When he struck out on his own in 1994, many of the nursery's customers became his clients. He has served some of these same clients for over 30 years, returning regularly to Maryland to prune trees, maintain gardens and plant flowers as some still request.
Now semi-retired in Maine, he continues to provide landscaping advice and services to a growing group of St. George clients that includes the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde.