Growing interest sprouts for gardeners

With more folks staying home because of the coronavirus, many are turning to gardening. Area greenhouses have seen a significant increase in business this spring.

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May 1, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Becky Hastings of Kincaid looks for “purples and reds” in her search for flowers at TLC Greenhouse in LaHarpe. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

The line of customers at TLC Greenhouse continued to grow Thursday afternoon. With social distancing guidelines that required them to stay at least 6 feet apart, they roamed through the aisles with carts full of green garden plants, pretty purple flowers and delicate white blooms of ground cover.

TLC was just one of four greenhouses Terri Carey of Garnett visited on her quest to fill her parents’ shopping list.

Both in their 70s, her parents have always had a large garden, but the pandemic has kept them from getting it started.

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