Monday, December 19, 2005

Treeless garden center

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Kathy Fields arranges fruit at the Beaumont Garden Center on College Street in Beaumont on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. She said the center sold out of several hundred trees far before expected because Hurricane Rita damaged Southeast Texas tree farms. Many Southeast Texans purchase Christmas trees directly from these farms.

(Right) Raymond Domingue of Beaumont selects fruit to purchase at Beaumont Garden Center in Beaumont. Few wreaths remain for sale.

(Below) A limited number of prepared fruit and nut baskets await customers at Beaumont Garden Center in Beaumont.

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