Jim, Eileen, Marie, Doug

How we got started and how we keep going

How We Got Started:

 

Our retail greenhouse was founded in 1996. We sell annual plants, vegetable plants, perennials, and shrubs, as well as a large assortment of potted containers and water plants for ponds and water features. We try to offer the old favorites as well as what is considered to be new and unusual.

Our beginning was small; a single greenhouse assembled from used greenhouse loops and equipment. Today we have grown to our present size of three retail selling houses and seven growing houses.

This joint venture between the four of us, (Doug, Marie, Jim and Eileen) came about after we had spent some years sharing farming equipment and labor. While we did not have much actual green house experience; we did have individual areas of expertise that were needed to make Babe's Blossoms work.  Marie is the head grower with the talent for making the plants and containers look beautiful. Doug is the maintenance, construction, and repair department. Jim with a degree in agronomy is our science department, along with doing construction and repair. Eileen does the marketing, and is responsible for telling the public about our beautiful plants.

For several years, we did both farming and "greenhousing."  However, the main greenhouse season is also the main planting season for farming.  As the greenhouse grew, the time for farming shrunk.  A few years ago, we made the decision to concentrate on the greenhouse and discontinue farming. So now we "farm" on a smaller, condensed scale. 

The story of our greenhouse is also in video form.  Click on this link to learn more about us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6bXfU5vvc

How We Keep Going

Our Employees. Namely:

Mary, Ronda, Jo, Louise, Pam, Troy, Bonnie, Sherry

We have the best employees in the world!  They're willing to work long hours in the spring doing any job, whether it's working on their hands and knees trimming or moving plants or being hoisted up on the roof to repair a tear in the plastic.  And sometimes they even bring food to share!