May 6, 2011
City: Bellingham, Wash.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,850,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants - 45%
Container perennials - 35%
Plugs and propagation material - 10%
Flowering potted plants - 4%
Herbs - 3%
Vegetables - 2%
Woody ornamentals - 1%
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We contract other growers to produce material for us.
Percentage of sales by customer:
Home improvement chains - 70%
Mass merchandisers - 20%
Other growers - 10%