We’ll be open for the Spring season beginning Friday, March 22nd. Our early spring hours are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. (We’re closed on Sundays until April.) We have the first of our trees and shrubs in stock, as well as packaged garden seeds. Onion sets and seed potatoes are due in by opening day. We hope the weather begins to act like it’s spring soon, too.
We’ve started to freshen up the Gift Shop for Spring. Touches of pink, mint green and a cheerful yellow are appearing on the walls and seed starting supplies are on display now. The packaged seeds will arrive soon.
As of today, (January 10th) there are only 70 days left until spring!
Don’t forget– even though we’re officially closed until Spring, someone is usually around if you need something. Just give us a call before you make the trip. 740-546-4467.
Custom Decorated Blanket with Silks and Velvet Ribbons
The weather doesn’t agree, but it’s almost time to order your grave blankets, pillows, wreaths and sprays. Our price lists get mailed out next week to all of our customers who have ordered from us in the past few years.
We can’t begin to place them until mid-November (because of cemetery rules) but we’ve actually begun production– making the wood and straw bases that we make them on. I think we’re the only source still making them this way.
The benefit of our base is that it gathers rain (and melting snow) to help keep the greens fresher longer. (Have you ever tried to get Styrofoam to take up water? It’s not gonna happen.) It also adds weight that helps to keep the blankets and pillows from flipping and blowing off in windy areas. (If we place them, we also fasten them down with a sturdy wire.)
If you haven’t ordered from us before, but would like a price list/order sheet, please call 740-546-4467 or toll free 800-844-5944, or email us at email@example.com and we’ll get one right out to you.
We got in a shipment of cute statuary today. We haven’t unpacked it yet, since it is so cold out in the greenhouses, but we’re so excited for you to see it all. It’ll all be on display when we reopen in March. Here is a piece, just couldn’t wait to start showing it to you!
Day 12: A We Plan/You Plant or Bob-the-Garden-Coach Plan
Well, we made it. It’s Christmas Eve. And if you’re like me, you’re wondering if what you got for ______ is really enough. Or what to get for _______ in the first place. May I suggest a We Plan/You Plant or Bob-the Garden Coach Plan.
These two programs differ only slightly. The We Plan program is a mini-landscape design (more of a sketch on graph paper than a formal design) for an area of your yard that you’d like to change or improve. You tell Bob what your purpose or vision is for the area, and he helps you decide what to plant there to accomplish it.
The Garden Coach program is less specific. Maybe you just don’t know how to prune your trees and shrubs, or would like to attract birds to your back yard and don’t know how to go about doing it. Bob will come to your house and talk with you about it and show you what to do.
Bob will be manning the store on Christmas Eve until 2PM, so you can ask him for more specifics when you make your purchase.
Cost of each plan is $100, with a $50 coupon toward buying the plants to accomplish the design or area.
Day 11: A Beautiful Poinsettia dressed for gifting with foil and a hand-tied bow.
Whew! We’re down to the wire, aren’t we? I know there are some of you out there that are in a tizzy about what to get that hard-to-buy-for person who still doesn’t have a gift. There is always one person who gives you a problem, isn’t there?
We still have lots of beautiful poinsettias, in several sizes and colors. It’s a tasteful choice of gift, and the recipient doesn’t have to decide what to do with it after the holidays. No worries about whether it will fit, either. We’ve gotcha covered! From $7.98.
Day 7: Garden Tools
Again, for the gardener on your list, we have garden tools, both hand tools and full-size tools like shovels. If you aren’t a gardener, you might think that would be a gift that wouldn’t be welcomed. But take it from me, a dyed-in-the-wool garden fanatic, a gardener would LOVE it! Prices vary.