Knobloch’s planting some ideas for gardening season

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ALVORD, Iowa (KELO) — If you’re looking for a place to get some ideas for your garden, Knobloch’s Greenhouse is opening it’s doors this Saturday.

In 1978, what started out as a little greenhouse owned by Beth and Myron Knobloch has blossomed into something beyond their wildest dreams.

“We built the business together, my wife and I, it was both of our full time jobs and in 2014 she had a brain tumor and she ended up passing in January of 2015,” Founder of Knobloch’s Myron Knobloch said.

But her legacy lives on as the family roots dig deeper with each generation.

“My dad, brother and I are in the business full time, and our sister, she lives out in Michigan but does a decent amount out there, but she comes back every spring and helps out with it and… it’s just how we are,” Manager at Knobloch’s Brett Knobloch said.

With Spring arriving, the family is getting their doors open a bit early.

“It’s a good opportunity to see what’s available and start getting your mind going on what you might want to do or new areas or what you want to put in your planters. That kind of thing,” Myron Knobloch said.

“We’re kind of getting ready to open. We’re bringing in lots of baskets, planters, doing finishing touches on putting out signage and also wrapping up on transplanting. We’re doing some vegetable transplants,” Brett Knobloch said.

They have their many greenhouses flooded with aisles. Color coordinated and sectioned to make shopping easier for customers new and old.

“We try to group things together to make it easy for the customer. The other thing is, is that every variety should have a T-stake… a little sign on them that tells a little brief description,” Myron Knobloch said.

But what they love to see the most is the smiles that bloom on a happy customer’s face.

“When everything’s blooming good and people are coming in smiling and going out the door; that’s the best part,” Brett Knobloch said.

“The thing that gratifies me is when people stop and go,’Wow,’ that type of look. That means that we’ve done our job in part,” Myron Knobloch said.

Knobloch’s Greenhouse opens at 8 a.m. Saturday. If you’d like to know more, you can visit their website.

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