What's Growing On!
Yes, it's pretty corny.
Wow, first blog post. What to say?
Let's start from the beginning. I'll spare you the boring details, but Alycia needed a career change and while shopping for plants one spring, I casually mentioned she should ask if the greenhouse was still for sale. Within weeks she was beginning arrangements for the purchase. My head is still spinning. I had some retail management experience, Alycia had some greenhouse experience, we both have biology backgrounds, surely this would work out! Sorry, no cute story about one of us dreaming our entire lives of owning a greenhouse business. This was simply the right opportunity at the right time and we jumped on it! It's working out!
We've learned a lot over the past two years. Mostly we've learned that even the people that have been in the greenhouse business their entire lives don't always get everything just right, so it makes us not feel so bad about the mistakes we make now and then.
We've learned that a lot of the initial ideas and fun things we wanted to change and do with the business have to go to the back burner for a while. There is a ton of maintenance and rebuilding to be done, and our pockets are only so deep.
None the less, we're trying new things! Can you believe last Christmas season was the first time anyone tried to sell Christmas trees here? We're excited to be open for Christmas again this year and we hope you'll consider us for all of your wreaths, garland and beautiful, fragrant, cut trees!
If you're reading this, you may have noticed our new website, because you're on it! Berry Digital Solutions, LLC has been great to work with. They're just one of the great local business that we've worked with over the past two years to help us keep the place going.
This first blog has probably gone on long enough. Check in here from time to time to get info about what's going on at the greenhouse, what's new, maybe some tips and techniques. Who knows what you'll learn? We certainly have been learning, and it's fun to share with people.