10/2/18 :: 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!
10/2/18 :: September Perennial of the Month ::
There were no correct entries to last month's POTM, so we'll try again for October with the gift card prize going up to $25! Our October POTM is now posted.
9/1/18 :: August Perennial of the Month ::
Thank you once again to everyone who participated, lots of early entries right away and many were correct. The winner, "hylman", was the first to correctly guess our August POTM as Galium odoratum. Our September POTM is now posted, so, what is it?
8/29/18 :: 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 beginning to show color along with fresh perennials and fall color combinations... other fall decorating items coming soon!
8/1/18 :: July Perennial of the Month ::
We received a few correct entries, and "mamkoff" was the first to correctly identify this past July's POTM as Ligularia stenocephela 'Bottle Rocket'. Congratulations! Thank you to all who guessed, check out our August POTM HERE.
7/28/18 :: Late July and August Hours ::
Our hours beginning July 30 through August will be M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday.
7/2/18 :: June Perennial of the Month ::
Many correct and very close entries for this past month's POTM, with Imperata 'Red Baron (Japanese Blood Grass) being the correct answer. Thank you to all, and our July POTM is now posted so check it out!
7/2/18 :: July Hours ::
Our July hours will be M-F 9-8, Sat 9-5, closed Sunday. We will be open 9-3 on July 4.
6/11/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of June 4 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Dena of Jenison. Congratulations!
6/7/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of May 28 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Nancy of Jenison. Congratulations!
6/1/18 :: May Perennial of the Month ::
Thank you to all who participated this past month, a huge number of correct guesses! (We would have accepted anything "Buddleia" related.) Congratulations, our June POTM is now posted (EASY!), make your guess now...
6/1/18 :: 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!
5/29/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of May 21 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Myra of Muskegon. Congratulations!
5/24/18 :: Memorial Weekend Hours ::
We'll be open on Friday 5/25 9a-9p, Saturday 5/26 9a-8p, Sunday 5/27 closed, and Memorial Day 9a-5p. Wishing you all a safe and happy upcoming holiday weekend, as we pay tribute to those who sacrificed for the freedoms we so often take for granted.
5/23/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of May 14 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Dianne of Grandville. Congratulations!
5/16/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of May 7 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Brenda of Bridgman. Congratulations!
5/10/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of April 30 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Dan of Wyoming. Congratulations!
5/5/18 :: What's Blooming photos added ::
A few photos to get us started for 2018 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, but we'll replace those as the season goes on. Enjoy!
5/5/18 :: 2018 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 now posted a fairly accurate list to get us started. We'll be updating it as we continue to stock the rest, and 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.
5/1/18 :: 2018 Annual Listing posted ::
Once again we have posted our Annual Listing for 2018. It's a quick and simple listing of what we plan to carry throughout the 2018 season (24 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.
5/1/18 :: April Perennial of the Month ::
We have a winner for our April POTM contest! There were quite a few general guesses (Bergenia), but "horin.de" was the first to correctly name it as 'Sakura'. Congratulations! Our May POTM is now posted, see if you can guess it!
5/1/18 :: 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 12, 8a-9p.
4/30/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winner for the week of April 23 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Sally of Grand Rapids. Congratulations!
4/25/18 :: Weekly winner announced ::
We will again be announcing our winners each week for those who entered our drawing while visiting our garden center. Our weekly winner for the week of April 16 (to receive a $20 W.W. gift card) is Rachel of Hudsonville. Congratulations!
4/25/18 :: Home Show and Spring Opening winners announced ::
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Home & Garden Show in March, and for our 33rd annual Spring Opening! The winners from our drawings are posted now on our Garden Center Specials page. We look forward to a great 2018 season!
4/25/18 :: 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year ::
If you haven't already heard, the PPA's (Perennial Plant Association) Perennial Plant of the Year for 2018 is Allium 'Millenium'. The PPA chooses a perennial plant each year which exhibits qualities exceeding those of most perennials, and this one is no exception. Why? Allium 'Millenium' (like other Allium) is very easy to grow, it tolerates just about any type of soil, it is rabbit and deer resistant, stays tidy and does not get out of control, and is extremely winter-hardy for our area and our neighbors to the north. Allium 'Millenium' produces clusters of purplish-pink during mid and late summer months, and those blooms also attract butterflies like crazy! It typically grows to a height of around 12-14" and only needs about 12-18" of space. As for light, it can take the summer heat and sun just fine, but does equally well in only 3-4 hours of sunlight. So, another home run for Perennial of the Year, check out Allium 'Millenium' the next time you visit and give it a try! (You can find past POTY nominations by clicking here, and you can visit PPA's site by clicking here.)
4/13/18 :: W.W. open for 2018 ::
We are now open for 2018! Our April hours will be M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sunday. (Watch for photos to be posted in the days ahead...)
3/30/18 :: March Perennial of the Month ::
No correct entries last month, but suddenly many entries on March 1, go figure! The first person to correctly guess our March POTM was "dorsinp", with a correct guess of Lupine/Lupinus, congratulations! 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...
3/1/18 :: February Perennial of the Month ::
We had no correct entries to our February POTM , so we'll hold it over again for March with the prize going to $25 for the first person to correctly guess it. Here it is!
3/1/18 :: 2018 Spring Opening announced ::
We are planning our 33rd Annual Spring Opening for April 13-14, watch for upcoming specials and hours as we kick off the 2018 season!
2/2/18 :: January Perennial of the Month ::
Perhaps easy to get the genus right this time, but "ra6folk" nailed the exact variety, too! Congratulations for being the first to guess Penstemon 'Dark Towers' as our January POTM, your gift card is on its way. Thank you to everyone else who submitted their guesses, our February POTM is now up!
1/2/18 :: December Perennial of the Month ::
A fairly easy one this past month with quite a few guesses, "watermolen" was the first to guess correctly with Oenothera 'Lemon Drop'. Congratulations, and we thank everyone who participated in all of our 2017 POTMs. Our first one for 2018 is now online, check it out...
12/1/17 :: November Perennial of the Month ::
We had many entries this second month with guesses for "Agapanthus", but "s.sikk" guessed correctly with the variety 'Twister'. Congratulations! Try again with an easy one for our December POTM...
11/8/17 :: W.W. closing for 2017 ::
It's that time of year again, time to close our doors for the season and thank our customers for a GREAT 2017! We thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and already look forward to next spring! 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 2018 updates...
11/1/17 :: October Perennial of the Month ::
We will be holding over our POTM this month as there were no correct guesses. Our November POTM is online, try again...
10/25/17 :: 2017 nearly finished ::
We are in the process of cleaning up for the year and garden center hours will vary (mums are sold out!). 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.
Garden Center Hours ::
Dale Isenga, 1977 - 2005 ::
We remember Dale Isenga, a longtime employee of W.W. for over 10 years, who passed away on Friday, October 21, 2005. Dale was a dependable and diligent worker who went about his duties without complaining, and who quietly and happily did his job to the fullest. We lost not only a valued employee, but also a friend. †