From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1969.
Final papers were signed on Thursday, Jan. 30, as Dahlstrom and Watt Bulb Farms Inc. took over the ownership of an azalea greenhouse in Eureka known as Cottage Gardens.
According to Chopper Westbrook, Cottage Gardens has one of the oldest azalea-growing operation in the west. The greenhouse business is located at the corner of Ridgewood and Avalon, and employs eight to 10 persons. John Wallen, the assistant manager for 45 years, will be elevated to the position of manager.
In taking over the ownership, Westbrook says the proper name for the business will be “Cottage Gardens, a Division of Dahlstrom and Watt Bulb Farms.”