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News - September 7, 2007

Sixty fruitful years

Satake family shares fond memories after closing its Marilyn Drive nursery last spring

by Daniel DeBolt

For 60 years, the Satake family churned out high-quality annuals — colorful marigolds, chrysanthemums and petunias — from its nursery at the end of Marilyn Drive.

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Posted by Kathy Mayeda
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 10, 2007 at 2:36 pm

As a child growing up on a Chrysanthemum nursery where Verisign now resides, I understand the economic pressures of giving up a family agricultural legacy.

I wish the Satakes the best. It is emotionally hard sometimes to see the nurseries go, but sometimes the silver lining is in the property that it sits on. I've seen my parents struggle through drought and energy price hikes with their nursery, but things are good for them now.

I didn't know that the Satakes relocated themselves! My parents were interned at Topaz and the Satakes are folks that I've known in the community growing up.