Smith Gardens

City: Bellingham, Wash.

Website: NorthwestGrown.com

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%

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