Micandy Gardens News
Click here to read the Grower Talk article published on August 1 of 2016.
The greenhouse of Micandy Gardens is filled with flowering plants at the moment. It’s a very busy period and – as they say on their Twitter page – sleep is pushed to the back burner. Even though the staff of the greenhouse has more than enough to do at the moment, they took some time to take the following video, to show the colorful greenhouse.
Micandy Garden Greenhouses is a family owned, horticulture greenhouse business that is situated in Hudsonville (MI), USA. For 50 years now, the company produces plants and flowers for other greenhouses, retail chains, garden centers and landscapers.
This winter and spring we have experimented with 10,000 square feet of LED lighting.
In this brief time, we have already seen significant results.
We have seen cuttings take root 3-5 days quicker than without lighting or with incandescent lighting. The energy savings of LED’s is significant as well. One 1 watt LED bulb can do what one 100 watt bulb does.
Here is our mysterious colored LED lighting at night. The blue and the red bulbs make for a purple colored greenhouse.
Our industry is caring for bees and pollinators along with doing some of the best research in the world on the subject. https://vimeo.com/122747444
From Micki as they travel back from Kenya today after spending twelve days with kid who call them their “American Grandparents.” This post arrived from Amsterdam:
Happy Anniversary to my husband of 50 years. In some ways it seems like only yesterday we high school sweethearts walked down the aisle in 12th Ave. CRC. Fifty years later our lives are full to the brim with countless memories. Memories of those who shared that special day with us and are still part of our lives.
Memories shared with extended family and loyal friends both old and new. Memories of great co workers and business acquaintances, of hard work and awesome play, experiences of learning and teaching, good health and strong bodies, challenges and opportunities. Thankful for role models and mentors,for mountaintop climbs and being led through deep valleys. And so grateful for travels to faraway places, as on this day we are traveling home from special kids in Kenya who call us their American Grandparents.
To our children, Randy and Kathy. Marcelyn and Dennis, Melynda and John, and our 10 grandchildren, Parker, Miranda, Anna, Alexis, Adryn, Cassidy, Jaden, Devan, Nadia, and Sienna, You have blessed our lives immensely and for that we say “Thank You!”
Most of all we are thankful for our God who has directed our paths in ways we could never imagined and will continue to do so to our journey’s end. It is with this confidence we can look forward to whatever the future holds, knowing He will continue to lead us on this exciting journey.
Happy Anniversary to the one I love from Amsterdam, on our way home to Hudsonville.
” A chord of three strands is not easily broken”.