Thursday, April 16, 2020

Our Phones are Open for Orders of Vegetable Plants, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Berries and Gardening and Pond Supplies

What a strange spring it has been for all of us. We were experiencing our busiest March ever, when on March 21, we decided to close to traffic to reset our store for better social distancing. Then the Governor called with a stay at home order.
Andy, boss and decision maker, running the command center
We took our time, opening the day after Easter for phone call orders that could be picked up the next day.  Offering contact-less pickup has been a great way to allow gardeners to keep going, especially with vegetable gardens.
Tim showing the way for parking lot pickup
Joe and Doug ready to gather orders together

Shopping carts and wagons ready for pickup
Our website,, has the instructions and procedures for phone sales. We have lists of our vegetable and herb transplants online; fruit trees and berries are listed too. Ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals are not offered for sale right now.

Our large parking lot is perfect for garden pickups
Our garden shop is offering mulches, soils, fertilizers, vegetable seeds and other gardening essentials.

Got seeds?
Our pond department has fish food, and items necessary for good pond health. We are offering bird feed too.
Matt is ready to take your order for garden fertilizers, mulch and more
Larger orders of mulch, soils and the fruit trees may also be delivered to the surrounding area. Call us for details.
Marian taking your phone orders.

Our in-store staff has been limited to our managers and other salaried employees.
We miss our co-workers beyond measure. What a job they do for us! We can't wait to call them back whenever our store is able to open again for foot traffic. Their safety (and yours) was our reason for closing and reevaluating our space. When we do reopen, rest assured that all social distancing and other protocols will be in place.
John, donning his PPE, gets orders ready for pickup
We miss our customers too. It has been nice to pickup a call and recognize many of your voices. Thank you all so much for your continued support during this challenging time. We all recognize the huge benefits of gardening. This year, more than ever, we're looking to grow our own food by planting Victory Gardens for our time.
Let us choose your vegetable plants for you once they've been ordered from our lists
Many of you have called to grow more herbs...we are assuming we have several people who are expanding their culinary skills.
Scott is taking orders for budding fruit growers
And, our nursery manager, Scott, had taken many fruit tree order so we may see more small orchards popping up in our neighborhoods.
We wish everyone well and hope we can open soon to offer the service and selection that we are used to providing.
Be well and garden on!