COVID-19 and the 2021 Greenhouse Season
Thanks for checking in! As I write this (March 1st), our health unit has entered the "Grey/lockdown Zone" again, after two weeks in the "Red Zone." Since our greenhouse sales generally start the Victoria Day weekend (about 10 weeks away), it seems fruitless to speculate on where we'll be then. AT THIS POINT, we are anticipating that we will be offering some mixture of in-person and online shopping for our greenhouse sales. We cannot say for certain, but we will be proceeding with preparing for both scenarios, in the event that we need to run with either or both.
One thing that I cannot emphasize enough when it comes to the greenhouse season in general this year will be the importance of flexibility! We receive communications almost daily from our various suppliers about delays, cancellations and substitutions due to the chaos of Covid-19. We are rolling with all of them, making changes where we can, and trying to "control the controllables" while letting the rest go, but they are taking their toll. We know that we have the most supportive customers around, and rest assured, we're working flat out with the goal that you won't notice a difference in our offerings this year.
We'll release more information closer to our sale dates (starting the Victoria Day Weekend) about in person and online shopping options. Check back soon, or follow us on social media for the details.
- Thank you,
Heidi and crew.
It was working in a greenhouse during summers while in university that I first discovered my love of growing and tending flowers. Although our setup is not what you might call fancy (we use a sauna as a germination chamber and two basic hoophouses assembled by family and friends), we manage to grow a startlingly wide array of plants: annuals, perennials, vegetable and herb transplants, as well as hanging baskets and planters. We start many of our plants from seed or from small "plugs" which we are lucky enough to be able to source from Ontario growers within an hour or so of us. We also bring in a carefully curated selection of annuals, perennials and shrubs from Ontario growers, in order to increase what we can offer you, and because we don't have the space of setup to grow every single plant that we'd like to (trust me, we've tried!).
Spring Sale Days on the Farm
Every spring we get excited to throw open our (figurative) farm doors to welcome old and new customers to our Spring Sales on the farm. We host four (long) weekends of sales starting Victoria Day weekend, where we invite you to wander our outdoor and indoor displays, soak in the colours and hopefully discover some new treasures.
Our Sale weekends for 2021 are:
Friday May 14th to Sunday, May 16th (Weather Dependent)
Friday, May 21st to Monday, May 24th
Friday, May 28th to Sunday, May 30th
Friday June 4th to Sunday, June 6th
*Note: In person Shopping will depend on provincial and health unit restrictions, and we will be following all mandated and suggested guidelines.
What We Offer:
Annuals: From Ageratum to Zinnias, we grow plants for bedding, containers, and cutting gardens.
Vegetable Transplants: From Arugula to Zucchini, including over 20 kinds of peppers, 25 varieties of tomatoes and our favourite herbs.
Perennials: From Alchemilla to Yarrow (Almost "Z")
A selection of our favourite and most rewarding Shrubs like hydrangeas, easy care roses, lilacs and peonies.
Fruit Shrubs (raspberries, blueberries, currants, elderberries and more) and 4-in-1 Fruit Trees
Hundreds of healthy and unique hanging baskets, planters, window boxes and special suprises.
During the season, we'll bring a selection of our transplants to the Stayner Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 5-8:30pm.
We offer fall sales of mums and mixed fall planters in September and October. And we offer custom Winter Planters for pickup or delivery in November and December.
We also take custom orders! We will carefully select proper plants, plant and tend your hanging baskets, window boxes or containers for you. They'll grow in our greenhouse until you're ready to bring them home. If you're interested in this service, contact us to arrange a time to drop off your containers - the earlier, the better!
The Greenhouse is now CLOSED. See you again in a few months for our Spring Sale Days on the farm.