US (IL): Growers branch out into agrotourism

Joe Heidgen runs Shady Hill Gardens near Elburn. His business consists of a greenhouse complex that grows flowers year round. He says mums are popular this time of the year.

"Obviously the greenhouses that we just walked through are filled with poinsettias so those are a couple months off, and then on the other side in the greenhouses over that way we're already starting geranium stock plants for the spring of 2019," he said.

Heidgen says the Gardens can offer something different.

"We have pick-your-own cut flower beds, so there's beds of flowers like zinnias, sunflowers, celosias, snapdragons, and people can come here and cut them, so that's definitely something a little bit unique," he said.

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