The tens of thousands of seasonal bedding plants in Saskatoon’s parks, planters, and civic centres will be coming into the city from Alberta this spring.
For more than 60 years, bedding plants have been grown in the city’s greenhouse. That’s no longer an option because the aging greenhouse, located in the Vic Rempel Yards off Avenue P South, is falling apart and could soon be condemned.
According to Konrad Andre, operations manager for the city’s parks department, a tender was issued late last year for a new plant supplier. “The winning bid was a supplier from Alberta,” he said.
“It was approximately $75,000 for 37,000 plants.” Once the plants are received, Andre said greenhouse staff will begin putting together flowerpots and park designs. Jill van Duyvendyk, owner of Dutch Growers, said she thought about bidding for the project, but chose not to.
“It’s quite a large job,” she said. “It’s a live product that needs to be delivered and grown from certain points from April all the way through to June.”
Read more at ckom.com