5/14/21 :: Covid-19 and our 2021 season update (other news below) ::
This section will again be a go-to area for current Covid-19 conditions, and what to expect at W.W. for our 2021 season. Much will remain the same as last season. We continue to ask for and appreciate your patience as we work towards supplying you with all you have expected from W.W. over the years, while still abiding by current safety guidelines for our customers and our staff. Similar to last year :
As mandated by CDC and State of MI, we ask our customers to...
...keep the appropriate social distancing of 6 feet between one another when in our garden center.
...yes, still wear your masks. This will not be required beginning May 15 for those fully vaccinated, and our garden center does have a lot of outdoor space in which masks are also not required. However, as of this writing we are awaiting clearer guidance for what this means to our business, our staff, your fellow customers, and how to enforce.
...use the “X” markings during checkout for distancing and efficient exit.
...shop with only the minimum number of household members needed.
...stay home if you are feeling ill!
W.W. will also be...
...keeping carts and checkout areas sanitized.
...supplying hand sanitizer at appropriate locations.
...using clear plexiglass guards at checkout.
...screening employees before each shift.
...wearing our masks.
...limiting crowds within our garden center.
...doing our best to assist as many customers as we can!
We are not offering online or phone orders for pickup. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some of you, but for now, our wide selection of plants, varieties, sizes, shapes, changing inventory and offerings makes this very difficult to accomplish. Additionally, our greenhouses are open and airy, so enjoy!
Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to serving you!
5/1/21 :: May Hours ::
After a short April, we move into May with slightly adjusted hours...M-F 9a-9p, Sat 9a-8p, closed Sundays. (We'll be open a little later on Saturday May 8 until 9p for our Mother's Day crowd.) Thank you to all of our customers so far, it's been a busy season already!
5/1/21 :: April Perennial of the Month ::
Many, many entries this past month for our POTM, mostly for "Clustered Bellflower" and other close entries. But there were actually a few that correctly submitted Campanula glomerata 'Freya'...maybe only guesses, or maybe very keen eyes. So, well done everyone! Our May POTM is now posted, should be an easy one (more lucky/keen entries?).
4/23/21 :: W.W. open for 2021 ::
We are pleased to be open again, and will do all we can to operate safely and efficiently. 2021 is shaping up to be even more challenging than 2020 in many ways, and we ask for your patience as we try to navigate limited supplies, shortages, and staffing challenges. Our April hours will be M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sundays.
4/1/21 :: March Perennial of the Month ::
We had a ton of entries this past month for our POTM, and no wonder, it was a photo of the tried and true Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'. Congratulations to our winner, and thank you to the many who participated. Take a look at April's POTM...
3/18/21 :: 2021 Spring Opening announced ::
We are planning our 36th annual Spring Opening for April 23! Stay tuned as Covid-19 guidelines may change and cause further changes...
3/1/21 :: February Perennial of the Month ::
A fairly easy one as we accepted anything related to Achillea...it was actually Achillea 'Sassy Summer Sangria'. Thank you all for participating. March's POTM is up for grabs, another easy one!
2/1/21 :: January Perennial of the Month ::
We didn't receive a correct guess from the POTM that was held over from December, it was Perovskia 'Denim & Lace'. We would have accepted anything Perovskia related, and we realize there are many flowers resembling that family of plants. So, nice try all of you, we'll have our February POTM posted shortly.
1/4/21 :: December Perennial of the Month ::
Thought this would be an easier one, but without any correct entries, we'll hold it over one more month. One last chance...
12/1/20 :: November Perennial of the Month ::
No correct entries for our November Perennial of the Month were placed, so we'll hold it over for December. Guess again...
11/14/20 :: 2020 season ending ::
And what a season it was! We would like to sincerely thank all of our customers for this past season...it was not easy for anyone, but your patience and support throughout this challenging year was deeply appreciated. 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 2021 updates, and thank you all again!
11/2/20 :: October Perennial of the Month ::
Originally from September, our POTM was correctly guessed right away after posting (Lonicera periclymenum, Honeysuckle, actually the variety 'Scentsation'). Our November POTM is now posted, check it out!
10/28/20 :: 2020 nearly finished ::
We are in the process of cleaning up for the year and garden center hours will vary. If you plan to visit, just call ahead (616.669.0134) and we'll help you out. Still some nice 5" mums and some other decorating options available. And as always, we continue to be available for gift card purchases, by phone, online, or if you want to stop by.
10/1/20 :: October Hours ::
Our October hours will be the same as September... M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday. Still a great selection of mums, along with plenty of other fall decorating ideas. Stop in soon as they are going fast!
10/1/19 :: September Perennial of the Month ::
No correct entries were submitted for September's POTM, so we'll hold it over another month and see who can guess our October POTM!
9/1/20 :: August Perennial of the Month ::
With a wild guess or keen eye, we had a correct entry for our August POTM (Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue'). Thank you to all who participated! Our September POTM is now posted, so, what is it?
8/29/20 :: 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 (still pretty green but color is coming!) along with fresh perennials and fall color combinations... other fall decorating items coming soon!
8/1/20 :: August Hours ::
Our hours for August will be M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday. Still restocking, still fresh, still open air and safe.
8/1/20 :: July Perennial of the Month ::
We weren't expecting an exact answer for July's POTM, but we got it! The photo was a fairly obvious Tradescantia, but a keen follower answered with 'Sweet Kate' as well...great job! August's POTM is up, can you guess what it is...
7/3/20 :: June Perennial of the Month ::
Many guesses this past month, but one was closer than the rest with Aster 'Purple Dome'. Congratulations to our winner, and thank you all for your participation. Know what July's POTM is?
7/1/20 :: July Hours ::
Our July hours will be M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sunday. We will be open 9a-3p on July 4.
6/1/20 :: May Perennial of the Month ::
Some keen eyes this past month for our POTM, the winner knew it wasn't just any Euphorbia but the variegated 'Ascot Rainbow'. Congratulations, and thank you to all who participated. Our (easy?) June POTM is now posted, make your guess now...
5/30/20 :: June Hours ::
Can it be that May has already passed by? It seems we just got started! Thank you again for all of your support, it has been a challenging month with staying safe and staying stocked up. We continue into June, with hours changing to M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sundays. (Mondays and Wednesdays from 8a-9a are still reserved for higher-risk customers.)
5/22/20 :: Memorial Weekend Hours ::
We'll be open on Friday 5/22 9a-9p, Saturday 5/23 9a-8p, Sunday 5/24 closed, and Memorial Day 9a-4p. Wishing you all a safe and happy upcoming holiday weekend, as we honor those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy.