Evelyn’s Pine Cone Collection

Not only alpacas are for sale at Aspen Ridge Alpacas.  Evelyn has decided to sell her extensive collection of pine cones. In the early nineties, Evelyn  collected and purchased pine cones from several states and countries. At that time she was making wreaths and garlands, and cone arrangements.  Many of the more unusual, exotic cones came from Land of Sky Nurseries in Asheville, North Carolina. The cones were housed in hundreds of boxes in an Civil War era brick factory. Under the direction of the proprietor, who had retired from the  U. S. Forest Service, Evelyn selected cones from China, Africa, Europe, Japan, and Canada.  (This nursery is no longer in operation.) These unusual cones were added to her collection of cones from the States.  Evelyn’s entire private collection is now for sale. (It’s taken Evelyn a long time to decide to part with her precious cones.)