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New Flowers, 3rd Generation and Opportunities from Wenke Greenhosues

So I was working in my office the other day and feeling a bit overwhelmed.  It had been a long day with so many different issues and things to get done.  So I took advantage of the one thing that really helps to relieve the stress.  I went for a walk through the greenhouse where there are acres of beautiful plants growing and the sun is shining in.  It's something that can certainly help cheer up any day!  I'm sure that many of you reading this can relate to how uplifting it is to be around flowers.  And yes, we do have flowers looking beautiful even now in early March.  It won't be long before the snow is gone and spring is here in Kalamazoo too.   

We're looking forward to opening the garden center again April 1st with cheerful early spring annuals, perennials and vegetables.  We'll have our full assortment by April 22nd.  Quick Classes will continue every Thursday from 6-7 and all are welcomed.  We have several events planned for the spring including a tour of our production greenhouse on Saturday April 13th, the famous New Variety & Wine Tasting event on Friday, April 26th and new this year, an Iris Society Flower Showcase on Friday, May 24th.  We hope you can join us!

Learn about "hybrids" /where new flowers come from and the change to the 3rd generation of our family business in the articles below.  You can also read about fundraising opportunities for your non-profit organization and employment opportunities from Wenke Greenhouses.  

We hope you enjoy the last part of winter with anticipation of spring! 

Lisa Wenke Ambrosio

Wenke Greenhouses

Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers

Hybrids and breeding

We now have so many great new plants.  Things are really different now as compared to when my father was growing plants.  This is a story about how these terrific new plants have come about. 

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Transition from one generation to the next

Wenke Greenhouses has been around for well over 50 years.  Both sets of my grandparents were in the business.  And now, I'm the third generation!  It's with humitlity and exicitement that I get to talk about the transition from my father and uncle to my brother and I. 

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Now hiring 2013

Store Opening Soon !  We are hiring exceptional team members!  Looking for cashiers, stockers and customer service people who enjoy flowers, helping people and physical work.  The application is in the read more section.  To be eligible, you must be willing to work Saturday and/or Sunday every week from April - Mid June.  The minimum age is 16.  Our season slows down after Mid-June and so most of the positions end in June.  Please email judy@wenkegreenhouses.com for an application if you are not able to use the one attached.  

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Fundraising Opportunity

Earning money for your non-profit organization is easy with Wenke Greenhouses.  If you're looking for an idea, consider us!  We'd love to help your local organization!

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