Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Custom Plantings

Nothing makes us happier than filling a customer's car with custom designed planters!

This is a service many of you may not know we provide...you drop off your planters in April, we design and plant, you pick up a beautiful planter the end of May.

The planters have our attention while settling in and growing strong and you have a low maintenance masterpiece.

Interested? Please inquire next time you visit the shoppe.

We have been receiving many calls asking if Water Lettuce and Hyacinth are in, and absolutely they are!

We are open during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday - 10a-6p
Saturday - Always Closed
Sunday - 10a - 5p
Monday 10a-3p

Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring, Annuals & Cold Temperatures

Didn't the 80 degree temperatures make you anxious to plant tender annuals.
But, what do we do now that the temps are predicted close to frost several times this week.

My suggestion, do not fall prey to the "big box" stores that encourage you to buy annuals and perennials out of season.
Tender blooming plants are harmed when going from a warm tropic like greenhouse to outside in our "spring" weather.
Plants need to be "hardened off", gradually strengthen to bright sunlight, winds and falling night temps. ( Predicted lows 37 this week )

While the plants may look fine and survive this brutal exposure they are also more prone to disease.

At Green Wellies we have delayed our first shipment of tender plants until the end of this week, so we can provide the healthiest plants and ensure your gardening success.

In the meantime stop in a browse all the new merchandise inside, we have the heat on.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring 2017 Opening

I say it every year, as most of you do, I am ready for spring.

As soon as the Spring Migration begins and I hear the calls of the spring birds, the urge to get outside and work in the earth is intense.

Were you out cleaning perennial beds during the annual short warmup in March, I was and am certainly plotting and planning new plantings

The Spring Peepers were out earlier than I have ever recorded, and makes me wonder once again the impact of Global Warming.

This last weekend's temperature leafed out the lilacs and the narcissus and other spring bulbs are blooming, so I guess I had better post our opening date.

Green Wellies is proud to open for our 20th year!
April 19th, 2017

Hours: M-F 10a-5p
Closed Saturday
Sunday 12n-5p

Business hours will be extended the week of May 7th.

How has 20 years gone by so quickly?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Closed for the Winter

Thank you!

As we battle on-line suppliers and and death of the small retailer, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to come shop,for sharing your garden stories and allowing us to be here another year.

For without your continued patronage we would not exist.

As we close out the 2016 Gardening Season, we look forward to 2017, and I will spend the off season, plotting and planning to bring the newest most exciting products to our shoppe.
We look forward to seeing you as we re-open April 2017, please join us as we celebrate our 20th year!

Have a safe, warm winter!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Why I love Spring Blooming Bulbs

I have been reading Margaret Roach's blog "A Way to Garden" for years.
It never ceases to inspire.

Today's weekly installment was about companion planting with bulbs.

Go read it now and be inspired.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Peony Season

It's Peony Season!

We are selling 4 Beautiful Varieties this year, isn't it time to add to your collection?

We are also fully stocked in all Aquatics including Tropical Water Lilies.

Open today until 5p.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

I would like to thank everyone who visited our little shoppe on Mother's Day.

We were so busy that at times I felt I wasn't providing the customer service you have come to expect here at Green Wellies Garden Shoppe.

So, thank you for stopping by, thank you for buying local, thank you for the shared love of everything blooming, and mostly thank you for your patience.

In appreciation, we will extend our business hours in the month of May.
Monday - Thursday 10a-7p
Friday - 10a - 6p
Sunday 10a-5p

Pictured is a sweet little Lewisia that is blooming in the courtyard, this is the perfect early spring bloomer for dry shade.