Plant nurseries in flooded areas still reeling from Isaac

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. - Wyld West Annuals in Loxahatchee Groves is one of nearly 100 nurseries in the western communities where the flood waters haven't fully receded.

The nursery's owner David Self says Isaac set him back nearly $20,000.

Storm waters flooded much of his ten acre nursery contaminating fresh soil that must now be replaced.

Self said it'll cost at least $10,000 just to pay employees to dump out the pots then refill them.
It's a tedious and time-consuming task, but nursery staff members have a good attitude about it despite the huge setback.

"If you look at the whole picture, its overwhelming. So we just go one day at a time. One morning at a time. Then each day we'll progress if the creek doesn't rise up again," Self said.

He said work can't be done until the waters dry up and that could take a couple of days.


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