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Flowers in demand – photo essay

Sandra Lipsett stands in one of her greenhouses. | Christalee Froese photo

Sandra Lipsett started 
YS Plant Ranch in 2014 with one greenhouse. Her bustling prairie business on the family ranch three kilometres north of Montmartre, Sask., now boasts three large greenhouses that are full to the brim in anticipation of one of its busiest seasons due to COVID-related demand. | Christalee Froese photos


Sandra Lipsett started YS Plant Ranch in 2014 with one greenhouse.

Her bustling prairie business on the family ranch three kilometres north of Montmartre, Sask., now boasts three large greenhouses that are full to the brim in anticipation of one of its busiest seasons due to COVID-related demand. | Christalee Froese photos

Ella Dusyk examines a hanging basket. Baskets are one of the biggest sellers at YS Plant Ranch, with an entire greenhouse full having been claimed by buyers as early as April. | Christalee Froese photo
Petunia pots are one of the biggest sellers. | Christalee Froese photo
All of the plants at YS Plant Ranch are watered by hand because Lipsett finds that the hard water on her family ranch tends to leave white spots. She fills buckets with a hose every day and waters using a pitcher. | Christalee Froese photo
Flowers are the visual showstoppers at YS Plant Ranch, but garden vegetables such as tomato, cucumber and cabbage comprise a large portion of sales. | Christalee Froese photo

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