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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Success Stories! is an "advertorial” feature: Stories about successful businesses and institutions Thousands of babies The Plant Haus open since 1977 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer which are sponsored in part by the businesses and institutions themselves. Success Stories! will run each Wednesday and Sunday in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung through Sept. 14. Weston Pacharzina, manager of the Plant Hausf has a baby. Thousands of them. When you run a nursery, it’s hard not to think of your plants that way. The Plant Haus keeps its doors open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 pjn. Monday through Saturday and IO a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. “You don’t just close your doors and go home around here,’’ he said. What started as hobby for Bob Pacharzina, Weston’s father and once a teacher and coach at New Braunfels Junior High, grew into a business Oct. 29, 1977. Today, the complex has grown from one greenhouse to seven on the two-acre grounds along Walnut St. They just mov ed into a larger main building this spring. And there are two more nurseries in Marble Falls and Kerrville. Visitors are greeted by a multitude of colors. House plants, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, inside, outside. You name it. “We are basically a garden center. We don't have any of those brass attachments or anything fancy like that. We mainly' have anything that has roots,” said Weston. He and the eight employees grow much of the merchandise themselves. “We grow about half of our stuff,” he said. “That way, we know what has gone into the plant. We can tell the customer how it has been taken care of, w hat type of soil we used, and that sort of thing.” Most of the business comes in three months, March, April and May, although Pacharzina said the greenhouses and outdoor stands constantly hold hundreds of varieties of plants. A pink tropical flowering vine called the Mandevilla hangs at the front of the complex, a sort of signature plant, that Pacharzina said people always ask about. And if you want Pacharzina, just come by any day and the Master Certified Nurseryman will be there, keeping a close eye on that baby. Herald -Zertung photo by JOHN HUSETH Weston Pacharzina is manager of the Plant Haus. Here he shows one of the Plant Haus' special flowers - a Mandevilla. He said the tropical plant is displayed in front of the store and many people ask about them. * rn IN Herald Ze.iung pho® by JOHN HUSETH Rosie Gonzalez and Suzanne Chapman, employees at the Plant Haus, work in the greenhouse and pot several plants. Herald Zmtung pho® by JOHN HUSETH Cipi Ochoa, an employee at the Plant Haus, does her part by trimming the English Ivy. Herald Zeitung pro lo by JOHN HUSE TI The Plant Haus is located at 956 North Walnut Street. There are also stores in Kerrville and Marble Falls. Herald -Zeitung WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29,1994 MCKENNA HOSPITAL 143 E. Garza - 606-9111 SHERRI S FLORAL CREATIONS 880 Hwy 81 W -629-8187 BELLOMY CONSTRUCTION New Braunfels. TX • 606-5005 ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME 615 Lands SI. - 625-2349 BRADZOIL 988 Mission Dr. - 625-0401 THE STRAND 165 S. Ssguin-620-1124 FORM YOU 3 205A. IH35 - 625-8522 MISSION VALLEY TEXTILES INC. Comer of McKenna & Porter St. - 629-4607 NEW BRAUNFELS MATTRESS 1439 Hwy 81 W. - 625-5513 REMAX RIVER CITIES 408 S. Seguin - 629-1192 TOTAL FITNESS 614 S. Walnut Ave. • 629-9022 THE PLANT HAUS 956 N. Walnut - 629-2401 1-800-887-3013 LANDA STREET CAR WASH 790 Landa St. - 625-6601 UBRADOS 565 West Hwy 81 - 629-4901 ERNESTOS New Braunfels Factory Stores- 625-3203 GUADA COMA MECHANICAL INC. 1617 Hwy 81 W-625-2420 BLUEBONNET MOTORS 315 N. Seguin - 606-8011 BECKER MOTOR CO. 547 S. Seguin • 606-3463 1-800-879-2621 OMA'S HAUS 541 Hwy 46 S. - 625-3280 THE FRAME SHOP 1282 Hillcrest -625-1722 COMAL BOWL 1202 Huisache 625-6263 CREEK VIEW VETERINARY CLINIC Corner ot Walnut & Eikel 625-7551 ;