My Great-Grandmother owned a greenhouse a
half a block from here in the 1920's and 30's.
Then my Uncle James Martin started this
greenhouse on Western Ave. in 1949. Back then
the greenhouse was much smaller and made of
glass. It had pipes running through out it for
steam heat. The bedding plants and vegetable
plants came in flats made of wood, with 48
plants to a flat. People usually bought in
increments of 6 or 12 plants. We had to dig the
plants out of the flat then we would wrap the
plants up in newspaper for them take home.
Needless to say you didn't buy your plants
unless you were going to plant them right away.
The cabbage plants came bare root and we
would dig a trench and put them in it, and dig up
what ever amount people wanted. I say Thank
Goodness for plastic! We work hard to give
people a great plant for a decent price, and
hopefully will continue this tradition for many
years to come!
We would love to hear from you! Please send in
pictures of your gardens with your name and
what is in the picture and we will post them here
on our site starting in June.
You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the
form below Thank You !
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BUTTERFLY CATTERPILLAR. ALL THE
PICTURES TAKEN ON THIS WEB SITE
WERE TAKEN BY ME.