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Signs of Spring


It's starting to feel like spring.
While its hard to believe there are some places in North Dakota where it's always 65 degrees.
Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you inside the greenhouse for a look and smell of a warmer season to come.

We are all ready for a sign of spring.
(Scott Werre / Baldwin Greenhouse Owner) We get a lot more calls when it starts warming up. As soon as the sun starts to shine, people will be asking when we are open. 
Scott Werre is the owner of Baldwin Greenhouse.
He's been in the flower business for nearly 30 years.
To say the least, business has blossomed over the years.
Now planting more than 1000 different varieties of plants.
(Scott Werre / Baldwin Greenhouse Owner) "Between perennials, trees and shrubs and vegetable varieties we try to grow as much as we can to please everybody."
(Sarah Gustin / "Baldwin Greenhouse is actually the home to 5 greenhouses. All filled with plants. In fact, Werre expects to sell 4 thousand hanging baskets this year."
The greenhouses aren't filled once, but multiple times throughout the season.
In fact, they are full now and many of the vegetable seeds haven't even been planted yet.
(Scott Werre / Baldwin Greenhouse Owner) "A lot of the peppers, the first planting of tomatoes and the patio tomatoes have been planted for awhile. We won't start cucumbers for quite awhile because they grow so quick. We still have several plantings. Each week we start a new planting of tomatoes. To have fresh product the whole season."
Werre says he's seen a couple trends over the past three decades.
More people are getting back into gardening.
And those green thumbs don't want to wait for their plants to grow. 
(Scott Werre / Baldwin Greenhouse Owner) "People are going to bigger containers and bigger plants. Instant gratification. We sell a lot more hanging baskets. Proven winners are 4.5 inch pots that look nice and they can fill a container right away.
Werre says petunias are still the most popular selling flower.

Baldwin Greenhouse's official opening day is May 1st. 


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