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Novacek Greenhouse was started in 1949 by Joe and Lucille Novacek. Two small houses with a lean-too, a total of approximately 6000 sq. ft. The crop grown was the famous Colorado carnations, so popular in the 50s and 60s the business over the next 20 years grew to a total of nine houses, a sq. ft. total of 38,500 all in carnations. Of the 4 children of Joe and Lucille the 3 boys helped build the business. By the early 70s two brothers moved onto other occupations, leaving the one son, Jerol, to continue with the operation.

Import carnations were rapidly coming into the country from South America by the early 70s. All houses were filled with carnations, mini carnations, snapdragons and various other flowering crops. All the while geraniums and tomato plants were added to some degree in the springtime. By the year 2000, much square footage of carnations was starting to be reduced due to the inability to market the cut flowers. This continued to decrease until the year 2008 when the last benches of carnations were eliminated.

A lot of memories were made during those years of cut carnations. Awards and ribbons at flower shows, creating the largest bouquet of carnations at the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, being the last commercial carnation grower in Golden, Colorado, and being the Grand Marshall at the Wheat Ridge carnation festival in the year 2006.

 Today the operation is concentrating on bedding plants, filling the houses with annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, planters and miscellaneous vegetable plants. Lucille Novacek, continued to help working in the operation up in until a year or so of her passing in July of 2015.

The business continues to be run by Jerol, his wife Kathy, and their daughters Jolene and Glenda. During busy times of the year other family members contribute to the running of the business.

 Many decades of quality grown cut flowers and plants, a proud heritage continuing to grow. We value our family and customers. Please come by and see us, and make yourself at home.



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