Current Events

Our retail greenhouses are now closed and we are busily preparing for the upcoming spring season.  We will open again for the spring on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Things are going full tilt, as far as taking geranium cuttings and sticking them right now.  These will then be planted to be grown on to spend the summer at your homes.  We are also growing the ingredients for many of our mixed planters, so it is always kind of an exciting time in the greenhouse.  It is both a mixture of seeing some of our old favorites mixed with the anticipation of trying some new plants, as well.

When we open on March 23, you will definitely feel spring in the air, here in the greenhouses at SHADY HILL.  Although it is too early to put plants out, it is never too early to begin formulating some plans for pots, planters and gardens at your house.  Do you plant what has worked for you in previous years?  Do you start over and do something completely different?  I know that for me, I am somewhere in between those two ideas.  There are definitely some plants I have to include, but I also like to try at least a couple of new things.  Everyone, and therefore every garden, is an individual and that is part of the excitement of spring.

One thing that just continues to gain popularity here is our Plant Your Own Pots program.  Once we open, you can bring your own planters here to the greenhouse and plant them with the many different choices that we grow.  The best part is that once you do that, you can leave your planters here to grow in the greenhouse until it is warm enough for them to go outside.  I will post the details of that program right here in the next week or two.  If you follow us on either Facebook or Instagram, you can see what is going on here in the greenhouse and some photos of what we are growing.

In the meantime, we are here at the greenhouse most weekdays.  Give us a call or drop us a line if you have any questions or need any additional information.

It won’e be long!

Matt & Joe Heidgen

SHADY HILL GARDENS

630-365-5665

matt@shadyhill.com  or joe@shadyhill.com