A Blossoming Legacy: North Carolina’s Myers Greenhouse reflects on 40 years of success in horticulture
The North Carolina Farm Bureau recently visited Myers Greenhouse to uncover the remarkable journey behind this blooming success story.
James Meyer was only 17 when the inaugural greenhouse project took root. Its primary goal: fundraising for an activity bus. Meyer’s father, a steward of a small greenhouse throughout their school years, laid the groundwork for a passion that burgeoned into a lifelong commitment.
As James and his spouse tied the knot, the couple immersed themselves in the world of horticulture. The business began to grow steadily, and what once started as a modest project soon transformed into Myers Greenhouse—a sprawling enterprise spanning over an acre and a half, with 33 bays and greenhouses.
The founder details the impressive scale of their operation, boasting a diverse collection of plants in approximately 5,000 pots, ranging in size from 4 to 10 inches. With 14 different varieties of petunias and a meticulous approach to watering, the greenhouse has become a haven for plant enthusiasts and landscapers alike.
A pivotal moment in the greenhouse’s history was the construction of a specialized house equipped with individual drip tubes for each plant. This innovation proved instrumental in overcoming challenges like overwatering and betrus problems, resulting in a significantly more successful crop.
James imparts valuable advice to fellow plant enthusiasts, emphasizing the importance of bright locations, proper watering intervals, and avoiding waterlogged conditions, especially in decorative containers. The love and care invested in these plants over the years have made Myers Greenhouse a trusted haven for customers, attracting both regular patrons and professional landscapers.
Reflecting on the journey, the founder expresses gratitude for the support of the community. With a friendly demeanor and a commitment to quality, Myers Greenhouse has become a beloved institution in Precise County, where the joy of working with plants has not only shaped a successful business but has also fostered lasting connections with those who appreciate the beauty of nature. As Myers Greenhouse proudly marks over 40 years of service, the joy of working with plants has not only molded a prosperous business but also forged enduring connections with those appreciating nature’s beauty.