-By Bristol Bugle News correspondent Jim Nickel
The days leading up to Mother’s Day (which falls on May 10 this year) are always busy for Millers Farm Market and Greenhouse (MFMG), located at 58538 CR 19, just north of the Indiana Toll Road. As usual, the greenhouse is filled with a wide assortment of plants, flowers, and hanging baskets.
Regular patrons of MFMG are aware that Judy Miller died last December, but Lloyd and his assistants have prepared their typical huge selection, which includes 1500 hanging baskets, 400 potted flowers, and bedding stock.
However, once the now-filled greenhouse is sold out, according to Lloyd, it will not be re-stocked. Shoppers are advised to “come in early,” since everything will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.
Lloyd is proud to recount that, unlike many retail outlets selling flowers and plants, “we plant everything we have by hand; nothing is brought in from outside our own greenhouse.”
Flower prices remain basically the same as last year. Flower pots, ranging in size from l0” to 28” in diameter, are priced from $11.99 to $39.99. Larger ones, for that “wow” factor in front of a business, run as high as $89.99.
Hanging flower baskets range in price from $12.99 to $39.99. Call 848-4715 for more information or to place special orders. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Lloyd starts planting sweet corn in early spring, and continues to plant as the season progresses. After the first crop comes in, usually by the second week in July, fresh homegrown corn will be available until autumn. All the corn sold by at MFMG is raised right on the property.
Throughout the summer Millers Farm Market and Greenhouse will also sell many different kinds of vegetables in season, some grown in its own gardens, some brought in from area farms.