Schory: Where did you grow up?
Heidgen: Batavia. I graduated from Batavia High School in 1980.
Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Heidgen: Kevin Costner
Schory: First job?
Heidgen: Working here or at the Shady Hill Gardens in Batavia. My dad owned it. My brother and I bought out my dad.
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Heidgen: I wanted to be a small business owner, a grower and seller of plants; a grower and seller of geraniums.
Schory: Television series you would recommend?
Heidgen: “Orange is the New Black”
Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Heidgen: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Heidgen: Wildwood in Geneva
Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Heidgen: My dad used to do a lot of breeding of different geraniums, and that kind of put us on the map. My brother and I were on the Martha Stewart show and filmed two episodes with her. We flew to Connecticut, and then we were featured in her magazine. They did a big spread on geraniums. We have a pink geranium called Mrs. Peters named after my grandmother, Marian Peters, that my dad discovered.