Thursday, 07 October 2021 13:09

Native Sun Flowers Growing in Halfmoon

By Jaynie Ellis | Business
Native Sun Flowers has an assortment of mums this fall, all grown and cared for on-site by owners Tim and Marcia. Photo by Jaynie Ellis. Native Sun Flowers has an assortment of mums this fall, all grown and cared for on-site by owners Tim and Marcia. Photo by Jaynie Ellis.

HALFMOON — Fall has arrived! Recently opened Native Sun Flowers in Halfmoon has a blooming assortment of mums as well as other decorative plants for the season. 

Native Sun Flowers is a family-owned retail garden center, operated by husband-and-wife team Tim Emanuel and Marcia Galka, both with 30+ years of experience as gardeners and greenhouse growers. Native Sun Flowers had been Tim’s dream since he devised the business plan while attending SUNY Cobleskill, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in plant science. Tim was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, and while recovering from his surgery, the perfect place became available for lease and he seized the opportunity. Native Sun Flowers opened its doors to the community in the spring of 2021. 

“Business had been slow but steady,” said Tim. “Right now, we are working on developing a clientele and foot traffic.”

It won’t take long, as their artful landscaping and unique logo are sure to attract attention from fellow plant and flower enthusiasts. The logo, which uses the Zia sun symbol, echoes Tim’s Native American heritage. 

For the fall, Native Sun Flowers has mums a plenty, ranging in color and size from 4.5 inches to 12 inches. Prices start at $8.95 for one, with a 4 for $32 deal on 9-inch mums. Their 4.5-inch mums are just $3.95, while going up in size to a 6.5-inch mum will cost only $2 more at $5.95. Mums are potted in a selection of patio pots and hanging baskets, all grown and cared for by Tim and Marcia in their greenhouse on site. The garden center is also carrying pumpkins, ornamental cabbage and kale, millet in two colors, and sunflowers of course. Throughout the seasons, they have a selection of vegetables, herbs, and succulents as well. 

Native Sun Flowers will be open until Christmas Eve this year for all your Christmas and winter seasonal needs as well including Christmas trees, wreaths, Christmas balls, and poinsettias. 

“It is our goal to provide outstanding customer service regarding any gardening questions,” state Tim and Marcia. “We are here to serve the community and to bring joy to our patrons regarding their flower selection. It is our goal to offer the highest quality plant material in the area.” 

Native Sun Flowers located at 1470A Rte 9, Halfmoon is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Give them a call at 518-280-4424. Check out Native Sun Flowers at, on Facebook @nativesunflowers1, and on Instagram at native.sun.flowers_halfmoon. 

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