About Cherry Creek
It all started with a madly passionate love for gardening.........
Cherry Creek is really just me, Steve Vinisky. I am a small, specialist grower / plant breeder focusing on modern hybrid Daffodils, species Narcissus as well as other rare plants and bulbs for the enthusiastic gardener or collector.
2013 is my 27th year actively hybridizing Daffodils and our 18th annual offering. This is now (and has been) my full time occupation. We moved to Oregon 24 years ago solely because it is the best climate in the USA for growing Daffodils. Our 5 acre “operation” is located at about 750 feet in elevation on a gentle, south facing slope. The daffodil fields cover about 3 acres and are not irrigated but rely on the abundant Oregon rainfall and our dry, warm summers. They revel in our ideal bulb climate.
Cherry Creek has grown to include 3 greenhouses. One greenhouse is maintained at a 60 degree night temperature year round. In it are tropical orchids and scads of Nerine sarniensis hybrids as well as Clivia species and hybrids. The second greenhouse is maintained at 45 degrees night temperature during the winter and in it are many South African bulbs but also many species Narcissus. The last and largest greenhouse ( 50’ x 15’ ) is kept at 33 degrees night temperature so it is really an “alpine house”. In it are Narcissus, cyclamen, primula, tulbaghia and other plants in which I have an interest.
Practically everything we offer is grown right here by me. I do annually order bulbs from friends that are growers in Holland but these are virtually all potted up for spring plant sales. These special potted bulbs are available at mostly local spring plant sales and/or wholesaled to select local Nurseries. EVERYTHING offered in our catalog has flowered here with 99% grown here for somewhere between five to fifteen years.
The Cherry Creek business plan does NOT call for us to grow into “Con-hugeco” or become billionaires. Our stated goals are to hybridize, breed, search out, create and bring to market :
1) Strong, healthy bulbs and/or plants that are exceptionally fine garden subjects and grow well in varied climates.
2) Pursue new colors, shapes and forms.
3) Combine these new colors, shapes, forms that are also good garden plants with superior, consistent, exhibition characteristics.
4) Maintain positive, honest, ethical business practices that encourages customers to become friends.
5) Be able to make a modest living.
I maintain, clean, healthy, true to name stocks. Our fields, plants and bulbs are regularly inspected for pests and diseases by USDA Plant Inspectors.
About the Photographs and Text on our WEB Site.
Image of ‘Kokopelli’ and the images in the Supplies section Copyright 2010 by Nicole S. Vinisky; Photographs of Envy. All other images and text: Copyright 2013 by Stephen J. Vinisky, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The photographic images on this WEB Site that are not credited above were taken by me. All text was written by me. Feel free to use any part of what is on the Cherry Creek WEB Site for your PERSONAL and PRIVATE use. If you’d like to republish, print, copy, repost, include on the WEB, transmit, etc., or include any image or text in any manner other than for your personal use, please ask me first. That is simply common courtesy. I have rarely (if ever) refused permission.