Current Events

We have somewhat eased into the warmer weather of the summer this year.  While the rain has slowed down some, the ground is still fairly wet and I know that my grass at home has been growing at quite the healthy rate.  Once a week mowing is almost not enough.  Unfortunately, there is a healthy crop of weeds, as well.  I couldn’t do it every day, but for a couple of hours, weeding can actually seem therapeutic to me.  Spending some time outside, in nature and hearing the birds and watching the squirrels is not a bad thing at all.  Best of all, I leave my cell phone in the house when I do that!

The spring of 2019 is the forty fifth year that SHADY HILL will grow and assortment of plants for gardeners to use and enjoy throughout the growing season.  Chuck and Mary Ellen Heidgen, with their 4 young children, opened SHADY HILL in the old greenhouses in Batavia in the spring of 1974.  From 1999 through 2007, we operated both greenhouses and in 2008, we consolidated everything to the greenhouse in Elburn.  And now, sons Matt and Joe grow and sell plants in the SHADY HILL tradition, all these years later.  Even though we are both in our 50’s, we always seem to be referred to as “the boys” by so many of our loyal, long time customers.  We always take it as a compliment.

Something else that happens every year is our WEEKLY WEDNESDAY SPECIAL.  The name of the sale really says it all, it is once a week, only on Wednesday and there is a special price on an item.  On Wednesday, June 26, our sale is a good one.  It will be 20% your total purchase on that Wednesday.  Everything is included; plants, pots, perennials, garden art, flags, planters and more.  The only exclusion is Gift Cards.  This sale is for Wednesday, June 26 only.  We will post the WEEKLY WEDNESDAY SPECIAL right here each week, by noon on the preceding Monday.

We have another weekly event and that is our Perennial Thursday.  Each and every Thursday, all of our 1 gallon perennials are 20% off.  This will give gardeners a chance to add to their own gardens at a bargain price.  We grow a wide selection of both sun and shade lovers that you will enjoy for years to come!

We are here and open seven days a week at this time of the year.  We are happy to answer any of your questions.  And, as always, we certainly appreciate all of our friends and loyal customers.

Matt & Joe Heidgen


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