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!
Updated 5/9/2021 – As of this week, appointments are no longer required to shop in person during our business hours! Thank you all for being flexible and understanding! Appointments allowed us to space people out and make the checkout process go smoothly during our busiest two weekends. Now that we have passed those weekends and have seen plenty of appointment availability and a reduction in crowds plus adequate spacing we are able to remove the need for appointments!
We will be open until further notice for greenhouse shopping during the following hours:
Friday: 10 am to 1pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
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 *Subject to availability
To see the list of flowers we offer click here *Subject to availability
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?
Update (5/9/2021) – Starting this week appointments are no longer required to shop our greenhouses. Appointments allowed us to space people out and ensure a quick and smooth checkout process during our busiest weekends and now that we have past that and have seen plenty of appointment availability and adequate spacing we are able to remove the need for appointments.
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!