The Backyard Greenhouse


Landscaping Gifts & Specialty Items Greenhouse


The Backyard Greenhouse, is owned and operated by the Swensen family. Amy moved to the area in 1990 when she married Bill, who was born and raised in the Crosby area. 

Amy operates the greenhouse, and has one of the biggest green thumbs around. Stop in and see what she does with her own garden! Bill works at Crow Wing Power, but takes care of the handyman work needed around the business in his spare time. Their 3 children, Bailey, Jon and Morgan also pitch in working in the greenhouse. Morgan has her own stand at the Farmers Market held here on Saturday mornings during produce season. Stop by and ask her for tips on how to grow loads of huge tomatoes!

In addition to our greenhouse plants and seeds, we also have a landscape nursery with shrubs, fruit trees, a variety of evergreens & shade trees, plus mulch and other landscape materials. We also carry metal work lawn ornaments, planters, and a wide variety of items that make cool gifts for someone special.

The Swensens happily bring you the best service around at the Backyard Greenhouse. Over the years, they’ve become good friends with many of their customers, and take pride in the variety of plants and quality of products they can offer. Amy is also very knowledgable in the greenhouse business. She’s happy to answer questions and give advice. Her thumb is so green, she can’t kill a plant so if you have any that are dying, bring them to Amy. If you stump her, she has great resources and will be able to find an answer for you.

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