5/18/20 :: 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 this challenging 2020 season. We continue scrambling to keep up with demand, and we thank you all for visiting, your patience, and your respect for the safety guidelines we are trying to follow. Much remains fluid and changes daily, as we continuously adjust to availability and restocking needs. 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.
...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 to comply with current orders.
...doing our best to assist as many customers as we can!
We are still focusing on running our garden center safely for the May crowds, and offering the best experience possible under the circumstances. So, we will not be able to offer 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, and offerings makes this very difficult to attempt during the rush of the season.
Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to serving you!
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!
8/1/19 :: July Perennial of the Month ::
More close guesses this past month for our POTM, but nobody close enough. We'll hold it over one more month and see if anyone can guess what it is...
7/29/19 :: Late July and August Hours ::
Our hours for the rest of July will remain the same, but beginning August 1 will be M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, closed Sunday.
7/1/19 :: June Perennial of the Month ::
Quite a few guesses this past month, but none were correct. So, we'll hold it over another month with the gift card prize going to $25. Try again...
7/1/19 :: 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.
6/7/19 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 27 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Harry of Hudsonville and Rosemary of Wyoming. Congratulations!
6/1/19 :: May Perennial of the Month ::
We have a winner! Not too difficult once the genus is known (not too many Geum of that color available, correct answer was Geum 'Pretticoats Peach'). Thank you to all who participated this past month, our June POTM is now posted, make your guess now...
6/1/19 :: June Hours ::
Our June hours will be M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, closed Sunday. Still a fantastic selection of baskets, planters, annuals and perennials, shrubs, and re-stocking all summer long!
5/31/19 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 20 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Katie of Grandville and Nicole of Hudsonville. Congratulations!
5/24/19 :: Memorial Weekend Hours ::
We'll be open on Friday 5/24 9a-9p, Saturday 5/25 9a-8p, Sunday 5/26 closed, and Memorial Day 9a-4p. 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.
5/24/19 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 13 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Carol of Hudsonville and Ruth of Hudsonville. Congratulations!
5/17/19 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of May 6 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Ken from Jenison and Martha from Zeeland. Congratulations!
5/9/19 :: Weekly winner announced ::
Our weekly winners for the week of April 29 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Betty from Jenison and Diane from Grand Rapids. Congratulations!
5/6/19 :: 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 winners for the week of April 22 (to receive $10 W.W. gift cards) are Janet of Hudsonville and Nancy of Coopersville. Congratulations!
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.