About Us

All about Rosy Dawn Gardens

Rosy Dawn Gardens is owned by Glenn and Pam Quackenbush and is located in beautiful southeastern Michigan. It was born of our desire to create a business that is an extension of our passions for home, family, and gardening. We have many years of combined experience in business, commercial horticulture, and home gardening, and we use that experience to provide you with beautiful coleus!

Every year we make a lot of new friends but it especially warms our hearts to see so many of you return year after year to order your coleus. We do our best to make sure that you have a good experience when you order from Rosy Dawn Gardens. We work very hard to make our website as informational and easy to use as possible and hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor as you view the beautiful pictures and learn more about coleus.

Customer service is our number one priority! We receive so many nice emails from people who want to let us know how much they are enjoying their coleus from Rosy Dawn Gardens. We welcome all comments, suggestions, and pictures!

At Rosy Dawn Gardens we try to be as environmentally responsible as possible. All of our packing and shipping materials are recyclable and biodegradable with the exception of the small plastic bag on each root ball. We feel that this small bag is preferable to using a plastic pot that is not recyclable in many areas. The trays that we use to grow our plants in the greenhouse are reused by us over and over. When they have outlived their usefulness we can return them directly to the manufacturer (local to us) for recycling.

It is important to us that we send pest and disease free coleus plants to our customers. It is also important to us that we use as few chemicals as possible while producing our coleus, both for our own safety and for the safety of the environment where we live and work. We have tree frogs and toads that live all winter in our greenhouses, which we feel is a testament to our safe practices. Amphibians are some of the most chemically-sensitive creatures on our planet!

We want to thank our children, grandchildren, and friends for their patience and support when we literally drop out of site from January until June every year during our growing and shipping season. We especially want to thank those of you who roll up your sleeves and help during the April/May shipping crunch. We love and appreciate you all!

A note from Pam:
Rosy Dawn Dairy Farm was my grandparent's dairy farm in Fremont, Michigan. Ervin and Frances Price raised seven children and worked the farm until they retired in the late 1950's. We don't have their acreage, but we do have their work ethic. Naming our business Rosy Dawn Gardens is part of our commitment to work hard to produce and ship the finest coleus available today.
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