Guilford firm plans opening of greenhouses on Saturday

Sherry and Darius Desmarais and their son Braydon, 10, of Guilford, prepare for Saturday's grand opening of their new business Rockwall Gardens on Route 15 in Guilford.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY DIANA BOWLEY
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Sherry and Darius Desmarais and their son Braydon, 10, of Guilford, prepare for Saturday's grand opening of their new business Rockwall Gardens on Route 15 in Guilford. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY DIANA BOWLEY
Posted April 22, 2010, at 10:56 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12 p.m.

GUILFORD, Maine — Rockwall Gardens, Guilford’s newest business on Route 15, will be open to the public at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Sherry and Darius Desmarais and their children Adriena, 17, Kyla, 14, and Braydon, 10, plan a grand opening of their nurseries, which includes two greenhouses full of flowers, herbs, vegetable seedlings and shrubs.

“We always wanted to start a greenhouse,” Darius Desmarais said Thursday. His and Sherry’s parents were self-employed, so it seemed only natural that they also wanted to become self-employed, according to the couple.

Darius Desmarais said the business was built from the ground up with the help of family and friends.

In an effort to be eco-friendly, the couple have used organic soil, and most of the plants are in fiber-based pots.

The couple said they were looking forward to serving the public to meet their gardening needs.

The business will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 564-3322.

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