FEATURED MEMBER: Groovy Plants Ranch
FARGO — Jared Hughes had a dream, one inspired by the 1960s.
“I started Groovy Plants Ranch when I was 18 years old, around 2006. I started growing succulents because I was in college and I needed something to grow that was easy and fairly self-sustaining.”
Jared was also working at a Delaware area greenhouse full-time.
Groovy Plants Ranch is a family-owned greenhouse. Owners Jared and Liz and the staff are passionate and knowledgable about plants.
“I bought one rack of plants and was able to turn those into several hundred plants, working farmers markets and selling my succulents,” he said.
Succulents store water in their leaves and thrive in dry conditions and are able to live where rainfall is scarce.
“Succulents had a heyday back in the ’60s. Those were the days of macramé and potted plants. I always liked classic rock music too and it’s was a perfect mixture … lots of groovy plants.”