Current Events

Every year, after the Fourth of July, we take a break in order to get ready for the rest of the year, here at SHADY HILL.  Our retail  greenhouse is now closed for the season and we will reopen for the autumn season on Monday, August 19.  In the meantime, we are continuing to grow our mums and other fall crops, as well as beginning to plant the first of our poinsettias.  Yes, I said the word poinsettia in the month of July.  It seems crazy, but at a greenhouse business like SHADY HILL, the seasons just keep turning.  We are always thinking and planting with the vision of at least 3 months in the future and often 6 months or more.

 

When we do open for the fall on Monday, August 19, we will of course have our famous, large mums.  But, we will also have quite a few other cool weather loving plants for you to choose from.  The other thing that gardeners know SHADY HILL for in the fall are our beds of Pick Your Own Cut Flowers.  We grow zinnias, sunflowers, snapdragons, celosia, cosmos and other old fashioned cutting flowers.  You can come here and we will supply you with a basket and some clippers and you can create your own bouquet of the freshest flowers possible.

If there are plants that you are growing this summer that you really like or maybe even some that you are less than excited about, we always like to hear reports from the field.  Any information that you have about what worked or did not work can really assist us in planning for next spring.  Yikes.  It is definitely too early to think about next spring.

As always, we thank you for your business this past season and we look forward to seeing you again later in the year.  You are the people that we grow the plants for and we are grateful that you continue to return each year.  There is almost always someone here on weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm, if you have a question.  If you do get our voicemail, leave a message and one of us will get right back to you.

  Thanks again and happy summer!

Matt & Joe Heidgen

SHADY HILL GARDENS

630-365-5665

joe@shadyhill.com   or   matt@shadyhill.com