Here we are again, spring weather and all the fun storms that go with it (how are the shingles doing on your house?). We opened for business on May 6th. It’s going to be Covid protocol this year so expect a cap on persons in the greenhouse at one time (10) and as dictated by the “authorities” masks will be required. I think we’re pretty well accustomed to it all this time around so shouldn’t feel quite so awkward. If you don’t want to wear a mask, there are other greenhouses in the area that will cater to your opinion on the subject.
Some really cool plants to show you this year, some new and some almost new. Watch the social media for regular updates.
If you have pots that require custom plantings, please call or email us to arrange drop off time.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this year, it’s been a long haul for sure!
June 5th is the last day we will be open for sales. This is a few weeks ahead of our normal closing day but sales were brisk and our plants are now in their new homes. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our business.
We are planning to open for sales on May 6th. We will start taking orders via email and phone for pickup and delivery options at the start of the week (May 4th). We have a number of additional tasks to tend to this year so please be patient as we find time to work thru phone messages and emails.
We had hoped the virus issues would of passed by the time the greenhouse doors open for sales. While Central Alberta is doing very well compared to other areas of Canada and the rest of the world, the risk is still out there and we are adapting to make your visit to the greenhouse as safe and stress free as we can. When we open for spring sales in May, the following options will be available for you:
- Safe pickup at our greenhouse – call us, email your order in or use the On-Line Store to purchase gift certificates . Then make arrangements to pickup at a scheduled time. Payment will be made via our online payment system prior to pickup or in person.
- Delivery to your home – call us or email your order in and then we will deliver to you. Deliveries will typically take place on Fridays and some weekends. Some limitation will apply for travel distance from the greenhouse but towns and villages in our shopping area will be elgible, Payment will be made via our online payment system prior to delivery.
- Shop in person – We will provide a safe shopping enviroment, in compliance with social distancing and disinfecting policies as directed by Alberta Health. We will limit the number of the patrons in the greenhouse at any given time to allow you to shop and feel comfortable while you’re here.
- On-Line shopping- E-Gift cards and plastic gift cards are now available at our on-line store.
It’s amazing how quickly another greenhouse season comes around! The first planting of seeds are germinating and starting to poke up out of the planting trays. It won’t be long and the heat will be on in the big greenhouses and our staff will be working away while they enjoy the heat of the spring sunshine.
I’ll get our “What’s new” page updated shortly as we introduce new varieties. Some very interesting colour combinations this year.
For those of you who don’t get to work and live in the big warm plastic bubble, hang in there, springs just around the corner and another great year of planting and growing your favourite flowers and vegetables.
Another year of sales at the greenhouse has come to an end. June 27th is the last day of scheduled sales and the gates will be closed for a while we get caught up on all the things we can’t do when we are “minding the store”. Thanks to everyone who came by and supported our small family business and of course, a very special thanks to our awesome staff who make it all come together. I hope the rains keep up for a while as its just been too dry around here for way too long.
The saskatoon crop looks like a great pick this year, we’ll let you know when it ready to go.
Happy growing and see you soon.
Cam and Judy
No doubt about it, spring is really taking it’s time coming and temperatures remain below normal. That hasn’t stop things from happening within the big plastic bubbles we call home from February till the end of June. The crop looks great this year as the cooler outside temperatures keep the greenhouse temperatures more manageable during the daytime.
We are open for business on May 4th, many new varieties to look at and creative planters and gifts to get ideas from (or take home if you don’t feel like building your own)