“You are what you eat.” This is a quote Ricky & Lucy’s Greenhouse in Sidney, NE lives by. Since its opening in 2003, the greenhouse has specialized in selling organic herbs, cleaning products, and a line of bath and body products. The herbs are hand planted, picked and bottled in a very arduous, yet loving manner. There are over 70 blends to choose from, each labeled specifically on how to use them. They are grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, making them 100% vigorous for your well being.
Dan and I have been helping our customers realize the potential of organic living since 2003, we began living organically much earlier. Our three daughters were raised on many organic foods, including all organic beef purchased out of central Nebraska. Our family has always eaten organically grown vegetables and fruits and drank organic milk. All three of our daughters use most of my herb blends!
Along with the organic herbs the company sells, we also specialize in organically grown trees, shrubs, house plants, perennials and annuals. Once again, these plants are handled with loving care, and are 100% organically grown once they hit the property. Therefore, upon purchase of a tree, shrub, or plant, you are not bringing pesticides into your lawn or home. This goes to prove that we are very earth friendly people and are trying to protect our environment. We truly enjoy the beauty natural plant life brings to western Nebraska.
Many people wonder… Where did our love for plant life and our business come from? My story begins within western Nebraska, in a little town called Chappell. Here I spent the majority of my time with my grandmother, who also shared my love for plants. My grandmother was also very knowledgeable about horticulture and shared her knowledge with me. As grandmother and granddaughter, the two of us would spend hours making new cuttings, starting new plants, and transplanting old ones. I have carried my grandmother’s spirit and her love of plants with me on my journey throughout life. I would constantly visit greenhouses and always dreamed of having one of my own.
When I met my husband, Dan, and we started our family together, we wondered if this dream could become a reality. Dan had a background specializing in the construction business, and had been building for many years. He also came from a farming background; therefore, he had a little experience with horticulture. With my unconditional love for plants and Dan’s construction abilities, we decided to build a greenhouse on our own. And so, Ricky & Lucy’s Country Greenhouse was born. It began in a 1904 limestone built barn on the family’s homestead, and is now made up of four different buildings, expanding over 10 beautiful acres filled with 20+ lush gardens.
The goals of Ricky & Lucy’s Country Greenhouse are to provide our customers with healthy products for their families and the Earth and to provide excellent customer service. We are willing to make herb blends specified to customer’s orders and love to help with landscape ideas and installation as well. The business is located about 8 miles northeast of Sidney, Nebraska in the beautiful countryside. In fact, many customers just come to walk around the beautiful gardens or to get ideas for their own homes. The business is open year round with the hours of 9 AM – 6 PM from April 1 thru October 31 and 9 AM – 5 PM the rest of the year. For further information, you many contact Dan or myself at 877-254-2204 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.