Jerry and Cindy Kopecky, owners of The Potting Shed in Faulkton. Submitted photo
While The Potting Shed just completed its third season, Cindy Kopecky said she’d been thinking and dreaming about opening the business for quite a few years before that.
“The time just seemed right to get going with it,” she said of her opening in 2010.
The greenhouse provides early plantings of annual flowers and vegetables as well as perennials. Pottery is also for sale, and planting services are available. The business has expanded since it started: Kopecky added an office and display area to the original greenhouse, and this fall added a second greenhouse. Kopecky hires several employees to help during the growing season.
Kopecky does what she can to give back to the community: Giving tours to students, directing out-of-town visitors to shop at other local businesses, and giving demonstrations for different groups in town.
“I think educating customers is a very large part of gardening,” Kopecky said. “I want them to be successful and enjoy their plantings.”
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