"Yes, we know we are off of the beaten path. It is one of the many things that make this little 'nursery-
The Bearberry Creek Story
How can two newly-
With a ninety day, frost-
At the same time they also field-
There was more. Heinjo loves waterlilies. Would they grow and bloom here? Could they overwinter outside? Much experimenting soon led to a large selection of waterlilies, sold mainly by mail order. Customers also sought other kinds of plants for their ponds. Tropical options commmonly available did not always perform well outside. So, it seemed appropriate to promote the use of native plants more suited to temperate regions. Customers could not grow any of these beautiful plants without a pond. The next step was to offer pond supplies for sale at Bearberry Creek Greenhouses, Nursery & Water Gardens.
When momentum for water gardening began to slow down, interest was increasing in the use of native water plants for wetland reclamation and storm water treatment. So a decision was made and the nursery began propagating large quantities of wetland plant plugs for these projects. But this time, there was no need to change the business name -
Of course none of these endeavours would have amounted to much without the help of our valiant crew of helpers and the on-
Gatherings of our seasonal staff that help create the beautiful flower combinations at Bearberry Creek.
Heinjo & Jan Lahring