Here in West Michigan, the “Butterflies are Blooming” event at our local botanical garden is one of the biggest attractions every year in late winter. So, we thought, why not build a butterfly house right here at Garden Crossings? We love watching butterflies and grow many of the nectar and host plants they need, so
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What Do We Do in the Winter? This time of year, not too much is happening in our gardens outside, but what about in the greenhouse? While the gardening season may be over for now, our team at Garden Crossings is still hard at work. Though our work week has come back down to a
Who says winter is a time of rest for gardeners? We are hard at work behind the scenes during these cold and snowy months to create the best possible experience for our customers in 2020. Greenhouse Expansion About a year ago, we told you about the new 13,000 square feet of growing, staging and shipping
Get ready for an amazing year of gardening blogs! This year, our friend and colleague Susan Martin will be sharing all sorts of tips, ideas and inspiration with you each month. She’ll be sure to cover many of our most frequently asked questions on the blog and offer easy solutions for you to follow. We’ll announce her new posts in our emails and on our social channels, so you won’t miss a single one. Let’s get started by having Susan introduce herself to you.
Creating a Habitat For The Monarchs
There has been alot of talk over the past few years about the decline of habitat for the Monarch Butterfly thus resulting in fewer and fewer Monarch butterflies. As a gardener myself, and if you are reading this you probably are also, let’s do our part by creating our own Monarch habitat in our garden spaces.
For The Crafty Gardener!
Do you consider yourself crafty? Do you like little garden accessories in your flower beds? I sure do! Recently we held a Pinterest Party in which we made Butterfly feeders for our garden and landscapes. If you are even just a little bit crafty, this project is for you.
Lighted Hanging Baskets
Have you ever considered enjoying the beauty of your hanging baskets once it gets dark? Are you the type of person who forgets to water? If either of these sound like you, I want have just the solution! I would like to introduce to you the “i3 Planters”, to light up your night life and take the pain out of watering!
A Sampling from our Garden Center
Garden Crossings Garden Center is Now Open! Come and visit the lakeshores leader for New and Unique Perennials, Annuals, & Shrubs! Garden Crossings is a Proven Winners Certified Garden Center.
When shopping at Garden Crossings you can expect to receive the personal help Big Box Stores and Mega Garden Centers can not offer. We take pride in our staff and their ability to help you plan, plant & Enjoy! Did you know we have a potting area where you can take your own planters, or buy one of ours, and plant them up with our plants and dirt? We are here to help you select your plants or you can do it on your own. The beauty is, all the things you need are right at your finger tips, plus you can leave the mess with us.
The Spring Shipping Season Starts Next Week
Many have been asking ” When does Garden Crossings start shipping in the Spring?”, the answer is real soon!
Actually, we ship our plants based on the recommended frost free date for your zone. We want to make sure that your plants arrive when it is safe to plant them in your area (based on the zone/zip code info we recieve from the USDA). That being said, we will start shipping zone 10 this coming week. Here is a complete schedule of when your zone should ship. We do offer you the option to select your ship week at check out but please be aware, if it is outside the recommended week, your plants will not be covered under our guarantee. View Shipping Schedule here
Castle in The Country
Are you planning a getaway to West Michigan and need a suggestion on where to stay? This Fall Rod & I stayed at a quaint Bed and Breakfast, nestled out in the country in Allegan, Michigan. This beautiful Bed and Breakfast is called Castle in the Country.
When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Ruth, the B&B owner. She went over all that is available at The Caste in The Country along with informing us that there were a few rooms open and if we would like to take a look at them we could choose which we liked best. Our initial thought was to stay in the castle, the room we had initially selected was beautiful. Then we went over to the Castle Keep to check out a few more rooms. The room we decided on was the Sir Lancelot Suite located in the Castle Keep. Our initial room in the castle was amazing, but what drew us to the Sir Lancelot Suite was the amazing view. The suite had several windows that overlooked a very large pond that had wildlife around it. Some of the amenities that our suited included were: a large two person hot tub, a gas log fire place that could be viewed for multiple sides, a large shower that included multiple shower heads, and a very comfortable king size bed with high quality sheets and bedding.
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