Heidi Mortensen

Sales Rep. for Upstate NY

Phone: (800) 437-5168 ext. 6075
Email:

Cell Phone:  (860) 710-8271

Inside Sales Rep is Delilah Wilcox

Serving Upstate, Central and Eastern New York

My husband Dave and I live in the Fingerlakes region of New York by beautiful Waneta Lake. We have a black lab named Curly, a huge vegetable garden and a historic berry evaporator barn on our property that was once used to dry black raspberries for food grade ink. I play the piano, and am the President of our Young Women group at church. I love getting to visit over 200 garden centers across our beautiful state of New York and see how everyone does business. Everyone in our industry is so “down to earth” and kind, it’s a very rewarding job!

My Favorite Plant:

Wow, how can I pick a favorite? Of all the thousands of plants I get to see every day, I would have to say I love the simplicity of a Shasta Daisy. I used to love them as a child, and they remind me of the days before having to learn every botanic name, cultivar, size, sunlight requirement, propagation method, disease and insect problem associated with every plant...ignorance was bliss!

Education:

I graduated from Utah State University with a BS in Horticulture with my emphasis in Ornamentals.  I started out in horticulture when I got a job growing flowers for the Manti Temple in Utah.  During college I worked for an independent garden center in Logan, Utah. I worked there 6 years, ending as their Nursery Manager and buyer. After moving to NYS, I worked for Blue Seal Feeds as Assistant Manager and Horticulture Specialist for 11 stores over the Northeast. I’m a Garden Writer, Master Gardener Volunteer for Cornell, and a CNLP for the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association.