King couple the largest growers of poinsettias in the Triad

KING, N.C. -- For Jim and Judy Mitchell, their months of hard work is about to pay off.

“It just makes my day to come down here,” said Judy Mitchell as she steps into her greenhouse full of poinsettias at Mitchell’s Nursery on Dalton Road.

“We’ve got any over 40 reds this year," she says.

Red is just one of the more than 80 varieties of poinsettias they are growing with more than 10,000 plants in all.

The couple is the largest growers of poinsettias in the Piedmont-Triad. They start growing the holiday favorite in early August.

“I think this has done a lot to hold us together over the years,” said Jim Mitchell.

The couple is also a trial greenhouse for future varieties. You can check them all out at 12:30 Sunday during an open house.