Erika Bradshaw learned years ago that she likes to grow things. House plants, yard ornamentals, flowers and vegetables became her pastime. With the addition of a small greenhouse at her home, her green thumb led to sharing of plants with friends and relatives, which eventually sprouted into a home business and selling at farmers markets.
But now that business, e.b.Sprouts and Flowers, has outgrown its space, and with the help of Erika’s husband and business partner, David Middleton, the enterprise has been repotted and has blossomed into a full service garden center, greenhouse and floral shop in downtown Lyndon.
Though the store is just now officially opening, there’s been a lot of activity there during the past few months. Since January, Erika and David have been remodeling the former flower store, which has housed other businesses in the past.