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2 min read | Mar 22, 2024 | Plants 

Our Process for Growing a Successful Greenhouse Crop

Our greenhouse is more than just a place where plants grow; it’s a living, breathing testament to the dedication and passion of Jo Ann Dewar and our entire team. With over 50 years of experience, we’re proud to share the fruits of our labor with you, our valued customers. Each plant that leaves our greenhouse carries with it a story of care, knowledge, and a love for gardening that spans generations. Welcome to our world, where the beauty of nature meets the legacy of Jo Ann Dewar.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes journey to understand the meticulous care and deep-rooted knowledge that goes into producing our renowned greenhouse crops.

greenhouse with plants and flowers


Our process is both a science and an art, honed over decades of experience and constant learning. It begins with the careful research of new plant varieties, a testament to our commitment to diversity and innovation in our offerings. Each season, we embark on the complex task of planning out crop rotations, ensuring that our plants grow in a healthy and sustainable environment, benefiting from the natural balance of nature’s cycles.


Creating planting lists is the next critical step, a detailed blueprint of what we aim to cultivate in the coming months. This task requires an intimate understanding of each plant’s needs, growth patterns, and the delicate balance of our greenhouse ecosystem. The physical preparation of our crops starts with counting pots and filling them with nutrient-rich soil, a foundational step that sets the stage for healthy plant growth.

hands in soil


Propagating new plants is a skill that Jo Ann, even from her earliest days, has mastered with a gentle yet confident touch. This crucial phase involves nurturing young plants from seeds or cuttings, watching over them with a careful eye and a steady hand. Planting plugs follows, transitioning our young plants into their own spaces where they can flourish and grow.

Springtime greenhouse


Fertilizing, pruning, and lots of watering are the ongoing tasks that breathe life into our greenhouse. Each plant receives personalized care, ensuring they receive the right nutrients, the proper shape, and the optimal amount of water to thrive. This daily dedication is a labor of love, a ritual that our team, guided by Jo Ann’s unwavering commitment, performs with joy and precision.

For over half a century, our greenhouse has stood as a beacon of horticultural excellence and botanical passion, led by the indomitable spirit of Jo Ann Dewar. Now in her 90’s and in the greenhouse every day, Jo Ann’s journey in the world of plant propagation and gardening has blossomed into a legacy of unmatched expertise and devotion to the art of growing plants.