Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Green Wellies is Closed for the Winter.
We will re-open April 1st, 2010

Thank you to the customers who shopped, spent, and bonded over gardening this year.

We are looking forward to a relaxing winter, with plently of time for spring garden planning.

See you in April.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hot Days of August

I know we would all like to be here either in the shade or floating in that deep cool lake.

But most of us are at home tending our gardens.

Battling powdery & downy mildew, black spot, or blossom end rot on our tomatoes.
There are many organic solutions to the problems that hot humid days bring.
Stop in the shoppe,we would be glad to help.

We still have plenty of perennials and water plants, if you are still inclined to dig in the dirt.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Hours

Green Wellies Spring Hours are:
Monday - Friday - 10a to 5pm
Sunday - 12n to 5pm
We are closed on Saturday.

We are fully stocked with all your needed pond supplies, as well as Aquatic Plants.

Annuals will arrive next week.

We look forward to seeing all of our long time customers and meeting new ones.

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Warm Weather and Water Gardening

Like the rest of you, we get anxious and eager to get in our ponds when March plays tricks and throws 8 days of warm sunny weather at us.

But beware! Please do not feed your fish!

They may seem more active but the pond water is still not warm enough to feed them fish pellets.
Your pond thermometer need to read above 50 degrees and maintain that at night.

Go ahead and remove pond netting if you haven't already, skim any debris off the top, make sure your pump and filters are ready to go.

Hold off on a water exchange or deep cleaning.

March is just teasing......

12 days till we open for the Spring 2010 season!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Help Wanted

Green Wellies has a position open in Sales for the Spring/Summer 2010 Season.

Experience is not needed, but greatly appreciated.

A love of horticulture, desire to learn, and fulfillment through assisting others is required.

Please send all interest to: greenwelliesgarden@gmail.com

Only those who like to have fun need apply!

Note to all our loyal customers - Meghan may not be back this season, being a 4th year Horticulture Major at Michigan State, she desires working a season for the "big guys". We wish her great luck, but she leaves big shoes to fill.

Our courtyard will not be the same without her sunny smile and the fish and frogs will have no one to play with.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Green Wellies is now on Facebook.
We hope this will be a easy way to communicate updates and current events.
Become a fan today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Bird Strikes" - the Perils of Heavy Snowfall

During the recent heavy snowfall we observed the Coopers Hawk hunting in our backyard.
The snowfall made his preferred diet of rodents very challenging to obtain.

This little Downy Woodpecker was almost lunch.
He out maneuvered the hawk, but not the window.
I kept a eye on him while Dan went to the rescue.
After escaping the hawk we didn't want the feral cats to get him.
Dan carefully picked him up to place him out of the cat's reach.
In just a few seconds he was alert and perching on his finger.

As Dan tried the place him on a high windowsill, The Downy decided he liked the perch he was on and began to climb Dan's arm.

He was finally placed on the Ivory Silk Lilac Tree and flew off 10 minutes later.

Protect your Songbirds by placing feeders in close proximity to shrubs, deadfall, or any closure they can escape to.
Keep your drapes closed or place Warning Webs on large expanses of glass to minimize window strikes.

And bear in mind the Cooper's Hawk must eat also.