What’s new?

What's new in 2021

Shopping Online

We have a new system for ordering through our site. Both exciting and nerve wracking, we will hope this will improve our ability to provide plant variety descriptions, receive customers’ orders and organize pickup times. Until last year, most of our business was walk-in sales with a few dozen orders. The pandemic generated a renewed interest in home gardening and created a need for safe curbside sales.  Our online shopping is designed to help us and customers see what’s available.  Fortunately, our son Anthony and his good friend, Simon were able to set things up for us.  Pat’s going to be tracking orders behind the screen and we’ll see how well Jim can keep count in the greenhouse.  Wish us luck!

Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Fundraiser

Hanging baskets will be available for sale starting Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-9).  Customers enjoyed last year’s spontaneous fund raiser for the SVDP Food Pantry in Mount Holly, which currently supports over 300 families.  The baskets were lovely, the markup modest and all profits were donated.  Payment can be made by cash or check.

Covid 19 Precautions

We will be continuing to take precautions as we work our way through the third (and hopefully not a fourth) wave of Covid 19.  We will be wearing masks as we interact with folks.  Customers can specify curbside pickup when they place an order online.  We offer pickup times outside our normal Thursday-Sunday hours for those who wish to avoid our busy weekends or simply wish to pickup plants after work. 

Missing our Mascot

For 9 years, our Irish Wolfhound Brogan served as greenhouse guardian protecting our plants from intruding rabbits, groundhogs and other mischief makers.  We are sorry to say he passed away days after Thanksgiving, shortly before his 10th birthday.  He kept all of us constant company as we worked and occasionally walked through the greenhouses to monitor plant growth and nibble on ornamental grasses. He was the first to notify us whenever a car arrived.  Truly a gentle giant, Brogan quietly greeted (sometimes surprised) customers and gave special attention to those with canine passengers. He leaves a huge void in our hearts.