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Greenhouse Envy

Greenhouse Envy

Quite the mess!

Quite the mess!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that last week I was busily trying to get my greenhouse in order. The inside was a complete disorganized disaster – a catch all for many things I didn’t want buried in the snow before last winter hit. Projects I had failed to get to, items I had been meaning to go through, etc. A fur coat literally hung from the rafters. A fur coat that had belonged to my mother for which I had great aspirations of repurposing into something super cool. Hasn’t happened…but it will. The greenhouse project had been on my to do list, something I knew I wanted to accomplish but like the fur coat situation I’d been putting off until there was better weather, more time…or it somehow magically transformed itself without me lifting a finger. Wishful thinking, right? A visit to our inspiring Birch Meadow Greenhouses changed all of that within an hour’s time. Stepping through the door is like stepping through to another dimension – a dimension that embraces you with exciting scents, displays, courses and ample smiles. The knowledgeable staff is always there to answer questions and give advice, even to those of us who are lacking in the green thumb department. Those of us who somehow manage to make a succulent look sick. Did you know that this is Lois’ 35th year? 35th! Her business has grown from 300 to 15,000 square feet with upwards of 20 staff during her busy production months. Not only does she efficiently run the business but also creates and maintains all of the amazing floral displays we enjoy throughout the town of Athabasca, as well as dedicates her time planting and sustaining the community garden. There is no denying her involvement has made a huge impact in our community. On that note, hat’s off to you Lois and the rest of your amazing personnel. Congrats on your 35th crop and thank you for continuing to inspire us! xo

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Grow Generous

Grow Generous

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo