The smell of soil and smoke lingered in the air Monday morning, March 20, the first day of spring, as the crew at Abele Greenhouse filled pots and planted annuals in preparation for a busy season ahead.
That was just hours after a fire destroyed part of the well-known greenhouse, one of Saginaw County’s largest, and a sleepless night for Abele owners Matthew and Jennifer Bouvy.
“We saved all the plants, and we’re open today, so I don’t think we’re going to miss anything,” Matthew Bouvy said on March 20. “It could have been a lot worse. We’re very fortunate.”
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And on their Facebook page, Abele Greenhouse posted this: