The beautiful weather we are currently enjoying makes us remember what we look forward to all winter long. The green things growing every where, the longer summer evenings, the many birds and even that gentle hum of the neighbor’s lawn mower. Who doesn’t enjoy waking up to an open window filling your house with fresh air?
We are finally at the point of saying that you are quite safe to leave annuals out. After the cold snap of last weekend, the 10 day forecast looks more than good now. The parade of gardeners who have been picking up the planters that they planted here in late March or early April is proof of the general consensus on temperatures. Now that corn seeds are beginning to sprout and jump out of the ground, that is a sure sign that the ground is finally warming up.
We continually stock the greenhouses with fresh plants that we plant in stages, so that there are new things coming along each week. We also have additional mixed planters that we are putting out to replace some of the ones that have already found a home for the summer. Stop out and see what’s growing at Shady Hill.
Our current hours are:
Monday through Saturday, 9 am until 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am until 4 pm
Our Potting Bench is open and you can bring some pots or containers here to fill up for the summer season. We will provide the soil, some basic instructions and a little inspiration. We will clean up any mess and you are guaranteed to have just the right number of plants to make your pots gorgeous this season.
We fill your pots with fresh, nutrient rich soil and you choose potted, growing plants from the greenhouse to fill your containers. You are charged for the plants that you pick out and plant, as well as a Potting Fee. These are the Potting Fees:
Containers 12” across and less: $3.50 each
Containers over 12”and under 17” across: $4.50 each
Containers 17” across and over: $.40 per inch
We also have an assortment of empty planters and hanging baskets available for you to purchase.
We have two, ongoing specials throughout the season. The first is our Weekly Wednesday Special that is back again this year. This is a special for Wednesdays only and it changes from week to week. It will be good all day on each Wednesday and we will post the item and price here each week.
For Wednesday, May 22, our special will be on all of our 4.5” pots of Million Bells, Verbenas and Petunias. We grow these summer favorites in a huge range of colors and they are regularly 6.99 each, but on Wednesday, May 22 only, they will all be 3.99 each.
The second is our Thursday Perennial Day where all of our one gallon pots of perennial plants are 20% off for the day. These are the plants that come back year after year in your garden and may not have as long a blooming period as annuals, but the trade off is that they return each spring.
If you have any questions or need any information about anything going on at Shady Hill, please call us at 630-365-5665 or e-mail Joe at email@example.com or Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org .