Soon after the Clem and Suellen Bloom moved to the homestead in the mid-80s, their love for gardening and horticulture led them to say, “Let’s start a nursery!” Full of youthful energy, the plunged in and ran a successful small commercial nursery for 20 years.
The fruits of their labor (and the flowers, and the trees, and the shrubs) are now evident in the property’s mature landscape: there are over 450 specimens from the nursery now thriving on the grounds, with 150 of them concentrated on the central 15 acres, intermingled with the old-growth trees, like the century-old stately pecan trees.
The quarter-mile lane from the county road through the property to the secluded dwellings is lined with flowering crape myrtle trees, and the horse pasture and fields on each side are filled with wild flowers in the spring.
Roses and other flowers surround the 20x40 in-ground swimming pool.
Enough said. Look at the photos above and you will see why Bloom Homestead is an apt name.