Spotlight on Business
Ladybug Nursery and Pool Services
By Shauna Sharp
Ladybug Nursery and Pool Services was purchased by Bill and B.J. Conklin 20 years ago and has been run by the family since that day. Gardening was something B.J. enjoyed doing and when she saw the business go up for sale, she and her husband decided to buy it. What started out as an interest, transitioned to a passion and was further developed into a successful business.
Ladybug Nursery and Pool Services is a family business and its success is the result of a team effort. Bill is responsible for the pool services and B.J. runs the nursery with help from their granddaughter Brittany. If you stop by during the holidays, you’ll find their grandsons Joseph and Stephen hard at work as extra hands are always needed during the holiday season. Last but not least, the family cat Buttercup is always there to lend a paw. Her primary role is rodent control, at which she fails miserably, and would much rather be the social greeter. She especially loves welcoming her favorite customers who often come in just to see her.
Ladybug Nursery is always excited when given the opportunity to get involved in the community. They enjoy helping organizations with special projects and currently sell 31’ers Heirloom Hollyhocks.
With organic gardening a focus of the nursery, they use organic pesticides and let Mother Nature play her role in the gardening process. They sell ladybugs as Mother Nature’s helper. Educating the public as to when and where to plant for the best results is a service Ladybug Nursery is proud of.
The family likes to have fun with their business and enjoy what they do. They want to make sure everyone is comfortable when they come to the nursery and hope that their customers enjoy being there as much as they do. In reference to working at the nursery, B.J. says “If you have to be somewhere every day, the nursery is the place to be.”
Ladybug Nursery and Pool Services is located at 1674 Nevada Hwy. Stop by to browse through the current selection of plants, garden supplies and specialty items in the garden gift shop. Keep in mind; if you don’t see what you are looking for, they can special order it for you! The entire family appreciates the Boulder City community’s continued support. For more information please call 293-4987.