GREAT FALLS — While many Montana business owners lost revenue over the past few months during the COVID-19 shut-down, a few business sectors have boomed, including greenhouses. Jennie’s Greenhouse in Great Falls, located at 1500 51st Street South in Great Falls next to the KOA campgrounds, has experienced great business this year.
Jennie Graham attributes this year’s success to the leisure time quarantine afforded the public. ‘I think a lot of people spent a lot of time in their yard, cleaned up, and was like, 'Oooh let’s plant something,'” Graham.
With more time on their hands, more Montanans were able to take up gardening, heading to greenhouses to get their start. Now, Graham said few greenhouses in the area have many plants left for the public, and her inventory is running low too.
“I’m starting to run out of things. I don't have any moss roses or marigolds left....hopefully, it’ll be the first year I sell out!” Graham said.
Although her supply is running low, Graham plans to stay open through June if she can. She still has vegetable crops and flowering plants available for purchase. However, she advises those interested in purchasing her plants to stop in soon.
If she has leftover plants this season, she will donate them to a nonprofit organization, like Sunburst Unlimited or the Boys & Girls Club.