Woman ‘growing’ Cohoes plant business

COHOES – The benefits of having plants in your home are numerous, but if you don’t have a green thumb, a woman has a solution for you.

Yamaris Cancel has loved plants since childhood, when she spent a considerable amount of time watching things sprout up in her grandparents’ garden.

"They had this huge garden in their backyard that I was always in," recalled Cancel. "I had fresh cucumbers, and carrots and grew the love for plants."

She started teaching classes at small events on how to take care of house plants and create terrariums.

That expanded into a full store, The Planter, on Remsen Street in Cohoes.

Learn about how the store helped give this mom new purpose in life, and what’s next for the business, by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.