T&C Nursery is celebrating two events simultaneously this month: its 10th anniversary and continuing popularity as a local grower and seller of poinsettias.
Cindy and Tom Chidron opened T&C Nursery at 20810 Leitersburg Pike in December 1989. The name reflects their initials. She had worked for other nurseries before they opened their own store.
While business was slow initially, it has grown due to word-of-mouth and advertising, said Cindy Chidron.
Throughout the 10 years, their most popular product in the winter has always been poinsettias, she said.
"Poinsettias are a major seller," she said.
The Chidrons sell about 3,000 poinsettias a year, and each year they add a few new varieties, such as this year's Purple Rose. They sell 16 varieties in prices ranging from $3.50 to $25.
One of the customers visiting their business during an open house on Sunday was Dottie McKee of Hagerstown. It was her third trip to the nursery this month and she was expecting to return.