Named for the little bug that most experienced gardener’s recognize as good gardening pest control, The Country Lady Bug Greenhouse opened in April, 2009.
Greenhouse owners, Sharon and Bob Davis, have been avid gardeners for as long as they can remember. For Sharon, owning her own greenhouse has been a long sought after dream for many years. After a successful career as a paralegal then serving in the banking industry, Sharon launched her dream and spent over a year with some very intense preparation to prepare the greenhouse for a 2009 spring opening. She could not have done it without the hard work of her husband Bob and their son Tom.
Sharon is grateful for the support of Marsh and Sandy Morgan, who sold Sharon and Bob their greenhouse when they retired. The Morgans worked side by side with Sharon, Bob and son Tom to disassemble, relocate and rebuild the greenhouse at it’s new location.
In addition to popular annuals, perennials and starter vegetables and herbs, The Country Lady offers plants designed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Over 80% of the plants at the greenhouse are grown from seed as opposed to importing already grown plants. Flowering plant specialities include geraniums, marigolds, impatiens, tuberous begonias, gerbera daisy and beautiful fuchsia hanging baskets. Vegetables include many herbs, “Tumbling Tom” hanging cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, cabbage, etc.
A large variety of perennials have been added to the greenhouse offerings in response to the overwhelming demand for perennials. Perennials to include the following: Achillea, Columbine, Aster, Astilbe, Baby’s Breath, Baptisia, Bee Balm, Butterfly Bush, Catnip, Cerastium, Chives, Clematis, Coreopsis, Coneflower, Daylily, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis (foxglove), Euphorbia, Blanket Flower, Ground Geranium, Heliopsis (False Sunflower), Hens & Chickens, Heuchera, Hosta, Iberis, Lavender, Shasta Daisy, Liatris, Lupine, Oregano, Pansy, Peony, Creeping Phlox, Tall Phlox, Primrose, Goldsturm Rudbeckia, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Sedum and Thyme.