Current Events

Now that we are well into the month of July, the mums are growing by leaps and bounds and we are well into poinsettia planting.  I know that they are a plant that most people associate with colder weather, but we plant and grow them in the warmest part of the year!  That is the nature of the plant business, you have to be ahead of the season!

We look forward to seeing you for our Grand Opening on September 1, 2022 when we will open for the fall season.  You can look right here for more details as that date gets closer.  This is the time when the annuals you planted this year, and many perennials, are at their peak.  With some of the warmer days that we have had, it just makes to keep them watered in order to get the most color from them.  It is also a good idea to use a balanced, water soluble fertilizer every few weeks.

You will find the letter that was released earlier in June that explains what is happening at the greenhouse.

June 3, 2022

We have so many longtime, loyal customers and friends at Shady Hill Gardens, and because you are one of those, we wanted you to be one of the first to hear our good news.

After 48 years of family ownership, we have decided to make some plans for our futures and the future of our greenhouse business.  We have sold Shady Hill Gardens to Johannes Pieterse (JP), and Brent Troost, owners of Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center in Crystal Lake. The sale is effective July first. We are very happy to have found two very experienced and highly accomplished horticulturists to continue growing Shady Hill Gardens, to be known as, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center.

Shady Hill Gardens will still be the same place you have come to know and enjoy, with a new name, more plants and garden accessories. It’ll just keep getting better. Brent and JP, along with our entire team, will continue to “Cultivate the Future of Countryside”. Our contracts, projects, guarantees, vendors, and staff remain. As they move forward, Brent and JP will continue exploring ways to enhance the customer experience, grow more plants in-house, build proficiencies, and invest in new equipment to make everyone’s jobs even more efficient.

Yes, these are exciting times and we are thrilled to announce this wonderful news.  Just as we built Shady Hill Gardens into the beautiful greenhouses they are today, the new owners, Brent and JP, will devote special care in continuing the legacy of service and quality.

Mark your calendar for the Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting of Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center, Thursday, September 1, 2022!
Details and invites to come…