Local Greenhouse Decides to Think Spring

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email
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Mary Ruplinger and her crew of happy gardeners are getting ready for spring.

"We got in about 6,000 plants, and I think there is more coming Thursday and Friday," Mary said.

While the plants and the planters are staying cozy inside the greenhouse, what is outside nearly caused major problems.

"Through the winter we've been battling snow loads on the greenhouses," Mary said, "so sometimes we have to turn the furnaces on just to melt the snow, which was not fun."

Mary says even with the snow off of the roofs, it is still piling up.

"Some places I'd say its about 10 feet deep," Mary said, "other places where the house have been on a few days its starting to go down, about five feet."

Luckily, with a little help of the white stuff melting away, they can focus on all things that flower.

"I always look forward to when the plants come but this year especially," Mary said, "the whole family inside the house has been battling cabin fever, and the whole area I'm sure."

But if you are hoping to break out your green thumbs now, you will have to wait a little while longer. They anticipate opening at the end of April.

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