Our Staff

Our Staff

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About Our Staff:

We are proud of our dedicated seasonal associates that work full and part-time and the following individuals are truly thankful for all their help. Total employment peaks at about 80 associates during prime planting season.

Edward Knapton


Involved with financial matters purchasing and marketing. Background BS degree in Horticulture from UW - Madison. Many years of experience with customers and growing plants.

Carol Knapton


Involved with the payables and overall business decisions. Background BS degree in Education from Edgewood College. Many years of experience with customers and plants.


Garden Center Staff:

Barbara Raether

Retail Manager

Deb Rynes

Perennials, Trees, Shrubs Manager

Katie Cubberley

Floral Designer


Growing Staff:

Cheryl Grassman

Production Line Manager

Steven Jones

Greenhouse Production Associate

Kate Scheffer

Greenhouse Grower


Operations Staff:

Bruce Dimmig

General Manager

Michele Westphall

Marketing Director

Bonnie Hall

Administrative Assistant

Alex Gilliland-Lloyd

Information Technology Specialist (IT)





What Our Customers Say About Us

  • This was the most pleasant shopping experience I’ve had in a very very long time. Such incredible selections and EVERY SINGLE employee was FANTASTIC!

    - Hannah R..
  • Always enjoy the inspiration this place provides! Love there are so many employees around to answer questions and give directions.

    - Chrystal M..
  • Bring your own pots to this place and set up in a potting work station. You can use their soil and expert advice to make your purchase selections… Fun to do with kids.

    - Melle.
  • Awesome place, always friendly and helpful. Beautiful choices for plants!

    - Catherine C.
  • Everything was beautiful today, enjoyed my time there shopping!

    - Deb V.M.
  • Kudos to the crew at ABF for green houses filled with beautiful flowers & creative gardening elements.

    - Deb M.
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