Barb, also known as the ‘seed lady’, has been with America’s Best Flowers since 1992. This is her 24th season. She began her career at the satellite site in Sun Prairie. In February of 1993, she returned to the Cottage Grove site doing planting of plugs into baskets, pots and flats in preparation for spring sales. She became retail site manager and also production line manager in the years that followed.
Approximately 17 years ago America’s Best Flowers began growing and selling poinsettias with Barb filling orders for churches and fundraisers. She now works with The Dairy Expo fulfilling orders for flowers used in displays. Her specialty is seeding crops for us that we are unable to purchase through growers who supply our plugs in early spring.
Barb enjoys helping people with their gardening efforts and answering their questions. She has made many friends during her 24 years here including co-workers and customers. Her favorite annual is yellow Argyranthemums. They are so bright and cheery all the time, deadheading is not required (although she does), and they make her smile!
When not working for Americas Best Flowers, she enjoys growing plants and gardening, volunteering and involvement with church groups. Most of all Barb enjoys spending time with family and her greatest joy, of course, her grandson! Barb invites you to come visit and see all of the special varieties that we have available.