SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – As the spring weather begins to arrive, the greenhouses prepare to welcome customers. For a greenhouse in Sioux Falls, this year also marks a special occasion.
It can be a dreary day outside, but step inside the Cliff Avenue greenhouse and it’s blooming with flowers of all colors and sizes.
Carol Anderson stopped to take a look.
“They’re well stocked this time of year so we can get a good idea of what’s going to be available for us,” customer Carol Anderson said.
This weekend, the company will celebrate its 50th anniversary with various events.
This is a milestone after the greenhouse has been through many ups and downs.
“We’ve been through a lot, a flood, a pandemic, road construction at both stores, we’ve survived and hit 50,” said co-owner Heidi Teal.
Heidi Teal and her family continue the legacy her father started in 1972.
“We lived with John Morrels and he would put up a greenhouse in his driveway every spring,” Teal said. “The original Cliff Avenue Greenhouse on 14th Street that came up for sale, my dad met the owner so my dad learned with him for over a year.”
About two years after buying this location, they moved to this location on 26th Street.
“It worked so well that we turned around and flowered and went to 41st Street and had our second store,” Teal said.
What started small has now turned into half a century of activity. And more years to come.
“They congratulate you and tell you it’s something to be proud of and if it wasn’t for my mom and dad, we wouldn’t be here,” Teal said.