4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 342-7548
Garnette Edwards took over Edwards Greenhouse 30 years ago from her father, who received it from his father, the founder.
You do it because you love it, working the same ground as your father and your grandfather, she says. In an environment where things dont seem to last, weve worked really hard to get this to last.
Now a fourth generation Edwards daughter Erin Monnie is transitioning into leadership to carry on the 82-year-old legacy. Edwards says she will continue to work but relinquish responsibilities as Monnie takes them on.
After weathering the recession, Edwards says, business exploded this season as customers returned to gardening.
A major change Edwards has seen in the past 30 years is the explosion in plant varieties.
Edwards perennial varieties numbered up to about 30 then, but now they range from 3,000 to 5,000, she says.
And organic gardening was something that just a small facet of the public did, but now a sustainable, organic garden has become a way of life, Edwards says.
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