May started out with some warmer temperatures that sure felt great and then it really cooled off again, but that is just the rise and fall of May in Illinois. Thankfully, we did get a bit of rain to at least wet the gardens, crops and lawns. The greenhouse is tightly packed with beautiful flowers, planters and hanging baskets for you to enjoy all summer long. Pick out a planter or plant one yourself; either way, we have you covered.
Again, like last week, we will hold our Weekly Wednesday Special on both Wednesday and Thursday of this week. On May 12 and May 13, our flats of annuals will be on sale. We grow flats that have 36 plants and they are regularly 26.00 each. For these two days only, full flats will be 20.00. We have begonias, salvia, marigolds, petunias, impatiens, moss rose, vinca and more. We also have flats of Wave Petunias that have 18 plants in each flat. The Waves are usually 30.00 per full flat and for this sale, they will be 25.00 each. These prices are for full flats and are only valid on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13.
Our operating practices for this spring are quite similar to what we did last year. These are our guidelines for shopping at SHADY HILL for the spring of 2021.
-Mask or face covering is necessary in greenhouse
-Please keep 6′ away from staff and customers
-No groups of more than three people in the greenhouse
-Please use a cart, as that is how we count people in the greenhouse
-We will limit the number of people in the greenhouse at one time
-No pets in the greenhouse
These directions served us well last year and we are going to stick with them for the time being. This weather is going to give people spring fever, but it is obviously still too early to plant outside. But, we will get there. We do every year. Hope to see you soon.