Growing Roots

Augustus J. Baumhoefener started the nursery in another location in the early 1900’s. His son John Carl Baumhoefener went to Iowa State University to become a landscape architect. He later married Helen Linky, and the two of them began their life in the nursery business. The couple moved to the current location in 1928. It was a 40 acre parcel and on the old Lincoln Highway. It was on the city limits of Cedar Rapids at the time.
Helen grew into the business and in her knowledge of plants. She was frequently on radio and TV shows sharing what she knew and how to keep your gardens healthy. She was known as Mrs. B. by all who loved her.