1976 the nursery was relocated to Fallbrook, California and was given
a new name Silverthorn Ranch. Frank and Thelma retired later that
same year and their two sons entered into the business. Both Paul and
Jerry were successful in there own ways. Paul was a project manager for
Swimmer and Walburn, while Jerry owned and operated Loomis Box Company,
which manufactured and sold wooded nursery flats to the nursery industry.
Their unique business backgrounds helped to create a thriving wholesale
cactus nursery. Over the years they developed diverse new markets to sell
their plants. Many good ideas came and went over the years, but there
constant attention to a changing market kept their business strong.
1997 Paul retired from Silverthorn Ranch and moved forward into
the wonderful world of retirement. With an opening in the family business
Jerry's son Wayne came to work. Wayne who had recently graduated from
college was already working for a nursery in Clovis California. It was
here that he gained a background in propagation nursery production, chemical
applications and sales.
would like to think of ourselves as a leader in our industry. With well
over thirty years of nursery experience we are proud to still be serving
our customers. Times are changing and so is Silverthorn Ranch.
Currently, expanding, which will help us better serve your needs. As cactus
and aloe growers we are constantly challenged with many uncertain variables,
but be assured that we will only sell quality plants. We put our reputation
on the line with every plant we ship and are able to consistently deliver