7/11/20 :: Covid-19 and our 2020 season update (other news below) ::
This section is still a go-to area for current shopping, all things Covid-19, and what to expect at W.W. as we continue our 2020 season. We continue to restock with fresh perennials and annuals throughout the summer, and we thank you all for visiting, your patience, and your respect for the safety guidelines we still need to follow. Even as communities begin to relax, we are still committed to our staff's and your safety. 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. Similar to when we opened :
W.W. is committed to the safety of our customers and staff. 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.
...wear your masks (current MI order except for medical reasons), and use proper cough/sneeze/face etiquette.
...use the “X” markings during checkout for distancing and efficient exit.
...shop with only the minimum number of household members needed.
...respect and reserve 8am-9am Mondays and Wednesdays for high-risk customers (pregnant, over 60, medical conditions).
...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 at this time. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some of you, and we are considering various ways of doing this efficiently for the future. But for now, our wide selection of plants, varieties, sizes, shapes, changing inventory and offerings makes this very difficult to accomplish. Additionally, traffic is fairly low during July and August, and our greenhouses are open and airy, so visiting in person should be very low risk. Please note our Monday and Wednesday hours from 8a-9a continue to be reserved for higher risk customers.
Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to serving you!
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.
5/1/20 :: April Perennial of the Month ::
After an extra month of trying and many guesses right away, we have a winner with "Lewisia" (was actually of an 'Elise Mix' flower). Our May POTM is now posted, see if you can guess it!
4/29/20 :: W.W. open for 2020 ::
We began April with many unknowns, but thankfully ended it by being able to open! Thank you to all of you for your support and well-wishes! We are pleased to be open, and will do all we can to operate safely and efficiently. Our hours will be M-F 9a-9p, Sat 9a-8p, closed Sunday.
4/1/20 :: March Perennial of the Month ::
No correct entries this month, so we'll hold it over for April. Try again...
3/24/20 :: 2020 Spring Opening announced ::
We are planning our 35th Annual Spring Opening for April 17-18, but that could change as we continue to assess the current Covid-19 situation and the safety of our staff and customers. Stay tuned...
3/3/20 :: February Perennial of the Month ::
A fairly easy one for our February Perennial of the Month contest. It was Yucca filamentosa, and we thank you all for participating. March's POTM is up for grabs, here you go!
2/1/20 :: January Perennial of the Month ::
We had a correct guess from the held-over POTM from December, Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' was it! Thank you to everyone else who submitted their guesses, our February POTM is now up!
1/3/20 :: December Perennial of the Month ::
Thought this would be an easier one, but without any correct entries, we'll hold it over another month with the gift card amount increasing to $25. Check it out again...
12/3/19 :: November Perennial of the Month ::
A little late in updating our POTM page this month, sorry about that! Many entries for November's Perennial of the Month (we accepted any Chelone, but it was lyonii 'Hot Lips'). The gift card has been sent out to the winner, and another easy one for December is posted HERE...
11/7/19 :: 2019 season ending ::
With the fresh snow this morning, our 2019 season has come to an end. We would like to thank you all for your patronage and support, and for the opportunity to serve you this past season! 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 2020 updates...
11/1/19 :: October Perennial of the Month ::
Last month's POTM was correctly guessed right away (Silene 'Rolly's Favorite'), and we think November's Perennial of the Month will be just as easy. Our November POTM is now online, check it out!
10/21/19 :: 2019 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 mums and combinations available. And as always, we continue to be available for gift card purchases, by phone, online, or if you want to stop by.
10/1/19 :: September Perennial of the Month ::
An easy one this past month, with many entries of Echinacea being correct. Congratulations to our winner, and we'll see how easy our October POTM is...
10/1/19 :: 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!
9/6/19 :: Congratulations to the rest of our Weekly Winners ::
The 24 winners from our summer months of June, July, and August have received their gift cards. Congratulations, and thank you for visiting!
9/3/19 :: August Perennial of the Month ::
Thank you once again to everyone who participated, we finally had a few people who correctly guessed our August Perennial of the Month as Aruncus dioicus. Our September POTM is now posted, so, what is it?
8/30/19 :: 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!
5/1/19 :: What's Blooming photos added ::
Around 40 new photos to get us started for 2019 have been posted on our What's Blooming page... more on the way. We still have some photos of last year on this page as well. Enjoy!
4/24/19 :: Home Show and Spring Opening winners announced ::
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Home & Garden Show in March, and for our 34th annual Spring Opening! The winners from our drawings are posted now on our Garden Center Specials page. 2019 might have began on January 1, but it's not official until W.W. opens...looking forward to a great 2019 season!
4/19/19 :: 2019 Perennial Listing posted ::
We are still getting our perennial offerings inventoried due to the cool start to the season (thank you for your patience!), but we have posted a very rough draft to get us started. We'll be updating it as we continue to stock the rest, as even new items are not included. 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.
4/17/19 :: 2019 Annual Listing posted ::
Once again we have posted our Annual Listing for 2019. It's a quick and simple listing of what we plan to carry throughout the 2019 season (25 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.