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6/15/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of June 5 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Phyllis of Kentwood and Mary of Grand Rapids. Congratulations!

6/8/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 29 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Dottie of Byron Center and Marjorie of Holland. Congratulations!

6/2/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 22 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Jan of Zeeland and Nancy of Byron Center. Congratulations!

6/1/17 :: May Perennial of the Month ::
Probably the most guesses we have ever had for our monthly POTM, thank you to all who participated! The first correct guess was given by "lopme12" (Helianthus 'Happy Days'). Our June POTM is now posted, make your guess now...

5/30/17 :: June Hours ::
Our June hours will be M-F 9-8, Sat 9-5, closed Sunday. Still a fantastic selection of baskets, planters, annuals and perennials, and re-stocking all summer long!

5/25/17 :: Memorial Day Hours ::
We'll be open on Memorial Day from 9a-5p. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday weekend, as we pay tribute to those who sacrificed for the freedoms we so often take for granted.

5/25/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 15 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Phil of Jenison and Catherine of Hudsonville. Congratulations!

5/18/17 :: Mother's Day and Garden Center photos posted ::
Thank you to all of our Mother's Day Saturday customers! Some photos have been posted on our What's Blooming page.

5/18/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 8 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Stephanie of Hudsonville and Faith of Hudsonville. Congratulations!

5/10/17 :: 2017 Perennial Listing updated ::
Another page or two added to our Perennial listing, go HERE to view.

5/10/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 1 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Marty of Jenison and E.K. of Zeeland. Congratulations!

5/1/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of April 24 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Kim of Hopkins and Dan of Wyoming. Congratulations!

5/1/17 :: April Perennial of the Month ::
We have a winner for our April POTM contest, "dibldabl", congratulations! There were numerous correct entries (Lewisia cotyledon), so that must have been an easy one. Our May POTM is now posted, see if it's just as easy!

5/1/17 :: May Hours ::
Our May hours will be M-F 9a-9p, Sat 9a-8p, closed Sunday. Special Mother's day extended hours on Saturday, May 13, 8a-9p.

4/28/17 :: Garden Center photos added ::
A few Spring Opening photos have been posted on our What's Blooming page, and also some shots of what's blooming... more on the way. We still have some photos of last year on this page as well, but we'll replace those as the season goes on.

4/28/17 :: Weekly winners announced ::
We will again be announcing our winners each week for those who entered our drawing while visiting our garden center. Our weekly winners for the week of April 17 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Barb of Byron Center and Rose of Hudsonville. Congratulations!

4/24/17 :: Home Show and Spring Opening winners announced ::
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Home & Garden Show in March, and for our 32nd annual Spring Opening! The winners from our drawings are posted now on our Garden Center Specials page. We look forward to a great 2017 season!

4/24/17 :: 2017 Perennial Listing posted ::
We are still getting our perennial offerings inventoried, but we have now posted a fairly accurate list to get us started, and we'll be updating it as we continue to stock our garden center. Again, this is just a perennial list of what we are beginning the season with, some varieties will be sold out and MANY are not yet added. Stay tuned, and check it out HERE.

4/24/17 :: 2017 Annual Listing posted ::
Once again we have posted our Annual Listing for 2017. It's a simple listing of what we plan to carry throughout the 2017 season (22 pages!), and this doesn't even include what we'll be receiving from other growers/suppliers or the seed we offer! Check it out, and we'll update the listing as changes occur.

4/14/17 :: W.W. open for 2017 ::
We are now open for 2017! Our April hours will be M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sunday. (Watch for photos to be posted in the days ahead...)

4/6/17 :: March Perennial of the Month ::
We had many entries for this past POTM, and many were correct. But "watermolen" was the first to correctly guess Sagina subulata. Congratulations, your gift card is on its way! For the rest of you, try again for your chance to win a W.W. Gift Card with our April POTM which is now posted...

3/2/17 :: February Perennial of the Month ::
We had a last-day entry from "hulsebus1", and it was a correct guess with Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', congratulations! Thank you to eveyone who participated the last two months, our March POTM is now posted, let's see who can guess it first...

3/1/17 :: 2017 Spring Opening announced ::
We are planning our 32nd Annual Spring Opening for April 14-15, watch for upcoming specials and hours as we kick off the 2017 season!

2/22/17 :: Join the W.W. team ::
We are again looking for a few people to join our seasonal garden center staff. If interested, feel free to stop in at our office M-F 9-4 for an application, or download one here (PDF or DOC) and send/email it back to us.

2/10/17 :: 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year ::
Asclepias tuberosaLooking ahead to the 2017 season, we wanted to remind everyone again of the PPA's (Perennial Plant Association) Perennial Plant of the Year award for 2017. They have chosen Asclepias tuberosa for 2017, and for good reasons. The PPA chooses a perennial plant each year which exhibits qualities exceeding those of most perennials, and even though Asclepias tuberosa has been available for as long as most can remember, it is a worthy choice for the award. Not particularly well-known, Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) is an easy-to-grow perennial that is especially adaptable to dry and poor soils, although it can tolerate somewhat heavier soils as well. It is very winter-reliable for our area (even if it does break dormancy quite late), and it produces clusters of distinctive orange flowers in mid to late summer. It typically grows to a height of 18-24", and only needs about 18-24" of space as well. But probably the claim to fame known by most is that Asclepias tuberosa (and other Asclepias species) are highly recommended for the habitat support of butterflies, especially the Monarch butterfly. The flower clusters are great for other pollinators as well, so check them out when you visit us in the spring! (You can find past POTY nominations by clicking here, and you can visit PPA's site by clicking here.)
 

2/1/17 :: January Perennial of the Month ::
Thank you to everyone who submitted their guesses, but there were no correct entries last month for our Perennial of the Month contest. Let's try again with the gift card amount going to $25 for the first person to guess correctly... here it is again, our February POTM.

1/3/17 :: December Perennial of the Month ::
We had most of you stumped this past month, with the correct answer being Aralia cordata 'Sun King' and "pathold" being the first to identify it correctly. Congratulations, and we thank everyone who participated in all of our 2016 POTMs. Our first one for 2017 is now online, check it out...

12/1/16 :: November Perennial of the Month ::
We have a winner for our November POTM contest (name withheld), congratulations! We only received a few entries, and not many were the correct Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'. Still, you guessed it, so we've got our December POTM posted now...

11/19/16 :: W.W. closing for 2016 ::
It's about time to close our doors for the season, a HUGE thank-you to all of our customers for making 2016 our best season yet, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you! We'll be open (office hours M-F 9-4) and always online during the off-months, so remember those W.W. Gift Cards for the holidays. Stay tuned for 2017 updates...

11/2/16 :: October Perennial of the Month ::
POTM arrives a little late this month, sorry about that! Our October Perennial of the Month has a winner after being held over since September, and "Lori4698" was the first person to guess close enough...it was Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' or 'Magnifica'. Congrats, and our November POTM is now online and ready for your guesses.

11/1/16 :: 2016 nearly finished ::
We are in the process of cleaning up for the year and garden center hours will vary, but we still have some colorful mums and plants left to sell. If you plan to visit, just call ahead (616.669.0134) and we'll help you out. As always, we continue to be available for gift card purchases, by phone, online, or if you want to stop by.

9/30/16 :: September Perennial of the Month ::
We did not have any correct entries for this past month's POTM, so we'll hold it over again through October with the gift card prize going to $25. Try again with our October POTM, now posted.

9/30/16 :: October Hours ::
Our October hours will be the same as September... M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday. Mums are in their prime and selling quickly, along with plenty of other fall decorating ideas. Stop in soon!

9/1/16 :: August Perennial of the Month ::
Thank you once again to everyone who submitted their guesses. Veteran winner "ra6folk" was the first person to guess our August POTM correctly as Chrysogonum virginianum, congratulations! Our September POTM is now posted, so, what is it?

9/1/16 :: Labor Day and September Hours ::
We plan to be open on Labor Day, 9-3, and our September hours will be M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sundays. Mums are in (and beautiful!) along with fresh perennials and grasses... other fall decorating items coming soon!

8/1/16 :: July Perennial of the Month ::
We stumped you all this month, with nobody correctly guessing our July POTM. Try again HERE with the gift card prize going to $25 for the winner.

8/1/16 :: August Hours ::
Our August hours will be M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday.

7/1/16 :: June Perennial of the Month ::
Not too many entries this past month, but enough to get a few correct guesses. The first to guess correctly was "sellorail" (Hydrangea anomala 'Mirranda' / 'Variegata'), congratulations, your gift card is on its way! Our July POTM is now posted for everyone else, check it out.

7/1/16 :: July Hours ::
Our July hours will be M-F 9-8, Sat 9-5, closed Sunday. We will be closed July 4.

5/19/16 :: 2016 Perennial Listing updated ::
One more (probably the last as our inventory is changing rapidly) round of updates to our Perennial listing, go HERE to view.