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Meet the team

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Purple People

Dan Ingram

Dan Ingram, General Manager at our Brighton location has been with Bordine’s over 20 years. He loves growing vegetables, especially the hottest varieties of peppers! If you are lucky maybe he will share his famous salsa recipe with you! 

Kurt Hennig, Vice President of our Nursery department, has more than 20 years of experience caring for and purchasing nursery stock. He scours the country looking for the highest quality and newest varieties of trees and shrubs. His vast knowledge of woody plants is undeniable!

Fiona Brinks

Fiona Brinks, Vice President of our Greenhouse department and well known for her English accent. With over 30 years of experience, her knowledge of annuals and houseplants is second to none and she is always on the lookout for the next new variety. She loves trialing plants in her garden to see what will perform best for our customers.


Heather GlendayHeather Glenday has been with Bordine’s for 10 years and is the General Manager at our Rochester Hills location. If you have ever joined us for one of her seminars you know that she is very passionate about perennials and especially loves shade gardening. Her favorite perennial is Hakonechloa Grass, if she has to choose just one!

Mike Clark

Mike Clark, Garden Store Buyer. Looking for a garden solution? Mike has your answer! With 15 years in the industry under his belt his vast knowledge includes fertilizers, soil amendments, insect and disease control, critter control, lawn care…the list goes on and on.

Rick Brinks, Head Annual Grower at our production facility in Grand Blanc. If you have bought annuals, Mums or Poinsettias from Bordine’s chances are Rick has taken care of your plant at some point while it was at our production facility. He has been an integral part of the Bordine growing team for 35 years and prides himself on growing high quality plants that our customers will be successful with in their garden.

6 thoughts on “Meet the team”

  1. Gale Woods says:

    Your newly designed website is great! I worked for Bordines for 4 seasons in perennials and the nursery. Everyone is great and I just love Bordines, plain & simple. There is no other nursery & garden place around. Bordines is the best for quality, knowledge and service. Bravo!

    1. The Purple People says:

      Thanks Gale, we appreciate the feedback.

  2. Pam Plont says:

    I purchased a two rose bushes a week ago and one of them has a lot of spots and yellowing on the leaves, doesn’t look so good. What should I do – does it have a fungus or disease that can be treated or should I remove and bring back to Clarkston Bordines?

    1. The Purple People says:

      Hi Pam,
      You are more than welcome to return your Rose, just dig up the plant and bring it in with your receipt. However, it does sound like your Rose has Black Spot, which can be treated. The only way to tell for sure is if you bring in an infected leaf and one of our Purple People can identify what is going on. We hope one of these options work for you!

  3. Sara Sherman says:

    Could you please tell me if the shrubs are available to purchase now.

    Thank you,
    Sara Sherman

    1. Sarah Proulx says:

      Yes they are!

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