Current Events

The fall season has ended for us here at SHADY HILL.  We set our closing date in the fall based on when we run out of mums and that time has arrived.  It has coincided with some of the most beautiful days we have seen yet.  Cool and sunny with that snap of autumn in the air.  What could be better?  Hopefully these days will last and give us all time to tidy up and put our gardens to bed for the season.

We will now begin to focus and set our sights on the next season, which includes a large crop of poinsettias that are getting larger each day.  We grow several thousand of them right here and have done the same since 1974.  Poinsettias are more of a long term crop for us and many of them have been here since early July.  It is typically mid October when we see the first blush of color and I imagine that will occur any day now.

Our opening day for the holiday season will be Monday, November 11 this year and by then, there will certainly be much more color to all of the poinsettias.  Additionally, the fragrance of fresh evergreens will be in the air with plenty of roping and wreaths, as will as gorgeous porch pots.  In addition to these pre-made arrangements, you will find all of the ingredients for you to make your own.

We will host our Artisan Christmas Market on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16.  When you visit SHADY HILL on those two days, you will be treated to eight artists and makers from the area who will be showing their wares.  It is such a good time to pick up a unique, one of a kind item for someone on your holiday list or even something for your own home.  Additionally, you can enjoy a sweet treat from Cocoa Been Fine Desserts of Geneva.  And, they will all be set up amongst the poinsettias of SHADY HILL.

  Give us a call or drop us a line if you have any questions or need any additional information.

  See you soon.

  Matt & Joe Heidgen


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