Here in Oregon, when the the sun starts shining and your allergies start acting up it can only mean one thing…it’s almost time to garden! Helen has been busy planting up beautiful hanging baskets, patio containers, bedding plants and vegetable starts and we are quickly approaching our spring opening date. We’ve been getting lots of questions regarding our greenhouses and we are here to tell you everything you need to know about our greenhouses in one easy to find place.
When will you open your greenhouses for shopping?
This year we’ll be opening the week of April 26th!
We are excited to offer online shopping with limited-contact, drive thru pick-up AND in person shopping (by appointment ONLY) with the following schedule:
Monday – Wednesday: Online ordering will be available and open. If you plan to have an appointment to shop in person, you can still order online and pickup at your appointment if you want to snag something right away.
Thursday: We will pull any online orders and set aside. Most online orders will be picked up with no contact, drive-thru pickup between 4pm and 7pm (other arrangements can be made to pick-up if necessary)
Friday – Sunday: Open for in-person shopping via appointment only. You will have a set time to shop (masks and social distancing will still be required). Sunday night we will ensure our inventory counts are accurate and ready for online orders to open back up on Monday.
We know appointments can be a bit of a hassle, but it allows us to social distance people, provide you with excellent, personalized service, and reduce lines at checkout so it’s a win-win for everyone and we promise to make the process easy!
Appointments will open up on Tuesday, April 13th and if you want to be the first to be notified you can sign up for our email list here.
What do you sell?
During our spring greenhouse season our greenhouses are filled with a large variety of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, bedding plants, veggie starts, patio containers, decorative planters, houseplants and succulents for you to shop. There is something for everyone! We also sell potting soil by the bag. This year we are also offering a new specialty blend succulent soil designed to help prevent overwatering of succulents with superior drainage.
While you’re shopping, Helen, who has over 20 years of experience growing flowers and vegetable starts is available to help answer questions, provide advice or make recommendations as needed!
To see a complete list of vegetable starts we offer click here
To see the list of flowers we offer click here
I want to start gardening early in the season…why do you open so late?
We know many people are eager to get a start on gardening but the reality is Oregon weather is not good for gardening so early. We schedule our season to align with the best planting times for our area.
The veggie starts we grow shouldn’t be planted until at LEAST the first weekend in May but Mother’s Day weekend is the most ideal weekend to plant. Year after year, we get a final frost in mid April and many people lose their vegetable starts because the ground and overnight temperatures are just too cold still. We know it’s hard to be patient but we want your garden to thrive and planting times are very important to the success of it.
Do I have to have an appointment to shop this year?
Yes, for our 2021 greenhouse season we are requiring appointments.
We know appointments can be a bit of a hassle, but by limiting the number of people here at once through appointments you get less crowds, less lines, and personalized service so it’s a win-win for everyone and we promise to make the appointment-making process easy.
You can now book an appointment by clicking here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e45a9ae2eabfa7-inperson
Do I have to wear a mask/COVID-19 guidelines?
Thanks for checking. Yes, masks are required when visiting our greenhouses. We ask that you respect our family business as well as the safety of our staff, family, and customer by wearing one. We currently live with and help care for Grandma Bushue (age 94) and it’s important to us to keep her safe even through our contact with the our customers. Furthermore, this is a state mandate and we are subject to fines and penalties by OSHA for failing to do so.
Other steps we are taking to ensure the safety of everyone is: Masking up, staying 6 feet apart, we are limiting the number of people here at one time, we have plexiglass barriers in place at checkout and are frequently cleaning/sanitizing carts and high traffic areas between guests. We have 3 greenhouses to space out between, plus 2 other canopies all of which are outside with lots of fresh air.
We are also offering online shopping with limited-contact drive thru pickup! You order online Monday-Wednesday and drive thru pick up is between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday the same week. Once you arrive you drive thru, tell us your name (or you are welcome to hold it up on a piece of paper through the window) and open your trunk and we’ll load up your car with your greenhouse goodies! Or, if you prefer, you can let us know you’d like to load it yourself and we will step aside and give you space to load your own vehicle.
Plant/Vegetable Recommendations/Flower Help?
One of the best things about shopping small at a place like our greenhouses is the customized help you receive. We are always here to answer questions, provide recommendations or help your garden thrive.
We are so excited to help you find the perfect flowers and vegetables for your garden and we can’t wait to see you soon!