Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

MEET MIKE

Mike ran his own greenhouse for 13 years, was a man of steel (a U.S. Steel Worker) and is the Vice Commander of the Atlasburg VFW. You’ve probably seen him planting, watering and being indispensable.

It’s nice to know the people behind the plants. Especially the ones who are generous about sharing their experience and expertise. This is one of many Bedner’s team members who loves plants and plant people and who makes the farm and garden center an even better place to be.

Meet Mike


Name: Mike Blaine

Role: Greenhouse Production Assistant

Education: Four years active duty as a U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate and eight years reserve.

How long have you been with Bedner’s? Six years. Prior to working at Bedner’s, I started my journey working at Robertson Fruit Farm and Greenhouse in Eldersville. That lead to me running my own greenhouse (CC&J Greenhouse in Bulger/Atlasburg) for 13 years while working full-time for Ross Mould as a U.S. Steel Worker.

Favorite things about your job? Working with a great group of people.

Top 3 Plants? Thunbergia, Verbena and Geranium.

Best piece of garden advice? Food, water and soil. All equally important.

Something interesting about you? I am the Vice Commander at the Atlasburg VFW.

Interests and hobbies? I enjoy working on trucks, the Pittsburgh Steelers, coin collecting and gardening.

Favorite vacation spot? Kinzu Bridge State Park.

Proudest accomplishment? My two daughters and granddaughter.

Favorite game, team or sport to watch or play? Anything Pittsburgh.

Anything else you’d like to add? My job at Bedner’s is not done yet, so I can’t retire.

 

We hope you’ll say hello to mike next time you’re in the garden center!

The people of Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse are here to inspire future plant people. We care about the vast benefits to our environment, health and quality of life, and would love to share it all with you. Please ask if you have any questions. We’d be thrilled to help if you need us.