Cold weather takes its toll on LI greenhouses

Most greenhouses make the bulk of their profits

Most greenhouses make the bulk of their profits between March and Mother’s Day, but the cold weather has kept customers away from their gardens. (March 17, 2014 6:30 PM)

The harsh, prolonged winter is beginning to impact Long Island’s multimillion-dollar greenhouse industry.

Most greenhouses make the bulk of their profits between March and Mother’s Day, but the cold weather has kept customers away from their gardens.

“We don't want the pansies to freeze at the stores at this point,” said Jillanne Johnson, of Kurt Weiss Greenhouses in Center Moriches....

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