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Happy Frog in limbo

At a time when nurseries are bustling with activity, Happy Frog is quiet and stripped of its bloom.

The nursery known for its large trees and hanging baskets brimming with flowers along Highway 49 is closed after owner Charles Simoncini of CS Enterprises International filed for bankruptcy.

The original 5.8 acre property may have been divided and is now in the hands of U.S. Bankruptcy Trustees. It could be on the market in the next several months, said Ricki Heck, co-owner and broker of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

“It’s in a bit of a limbo right now,” Heck said.

Simoncini bought the nursery two years ago from Perry and Zinda Colburn. The Colburns retired after owning the business near Alta Sierra for 15 years and moved to New Zealand.

“We hope to bring the property to market when all issues are resolved,” Heck said.

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