Grower Stories

Birdhouse made of seeds

The Grist Mill Birdfeeder is made of pearl millet, corn, milo berries and sunflower seed.

Amanda Butcher, birdseed grower

Amanda Butcher knows a lot about birdseed. She owns the Arkansas company that grows the seed and handcrafts our Grist Mill Bird Feeder, Bird Seed Bouquet and Songbird Tweets® birdseed ornaments, as well as some of our other birdseed products. Read more 

Jan S. Pennings, bulb grower

Flower bulbs have been grown in the Netherlands for over 500 years. The area, once flooded by the sea, boasts sandy soil that's ideal for growing bulbs. Following in his father's footsteps, Jan Pennings started his own bulb nursery in 1971, in a town about 50 miles from Amsterdam. Read more 

Charles Barnhoorn, amaryllis grower

Sixteen years ago, Charles Barnhoorn was sorting bulbs on the farm his grandfather started in 1945. Now he oversees amaryllis production for one of the world's largest amaryllis growers, based in South Africa. Read more 

Last updated: 01/24/2021

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