With over 15 acres of greenhouses, we make sure to make the environment a priority. We hold our neighbors concerns in high regard here at Van Wingerden Greenhouses. We work with many local vendors when purchasing the supplies we need, as well as, provide a strong support in jobs to the local economy.

We also go out of our way to make sure all our methods and practices are an environmentally friendly as possible. We use many natural pest control methods like the use of beneficial nematodes. We also have invested heavily in water conservation methods. We know that succulents require very little water, but the water that they do need we do our best to conserve and recycle.

Speaking of Recycling – We also use McConkey recycled pots to grow and deliver our succulents. These pots are made of old water bottles, helping remove them from our beautiful northwest environment.

What is a Succulent?

Succulents require very little maintenance. These plants are able to survive prolonged drought because they store moisture in their fleshy stems, roots, or leaves. Some succulents have spikes on the edges and tips of their leaves, which act as a defense against predators. Succulents can be found in many climates, and offer a great diversity of exotic forms. Some look like smooth stones and others, perfect rosettes. Some resemble strings of beads, and others are more architectural in nature. Succulents make excellent potted plants. Just give them plenty of bright light and very little water. Enjoy this little tour of some of the succulents in my greenhouse.