Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 4th Holiday

Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
seems to be the appropriate flower for this week, for isn't it just so.  The temperature always rises for the 4th!
This is the newest hybrid of Threadleaf Coreopsis we have in stock, and must admit I am rather fond of those ruby red blooms.

We will be open limited hours during the weekend holiday.
Open Friday the 4th  - 10a -1p
 Closed both Saturday and Sunday

We wish you all great times with family, friends and many exclamations over your local fireworks displays!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Why do we Garden?

Is it born within us? 
Is it for the sense of accomplishment?
Or, the simplistic joy of the journey from seed to soil to harvest

Perhaps this quotation says it best
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs

We hope you spend the upcoming weekend having your senses put in order and finding your "nature".

Nymphaea 'Barbara Dobbins' & Myosotis blooming in the ponds at Green Wellies Garden Shoppe

Friday, June 20, 2014

Blooming Today

June is such a great month for blooming perennials, and the Campanula really shines on these overcast days.
 Campanula 'Samantha' is such a happy flower,

the periwinkle cup shaped blooms fill this 8" plant, and will rebloom if diligent in your deadheading

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Busy Spring

May seems to be the month most active for gardeners.
We make lists, clean tools, sharpen blades and get our hands dirty after months of short days and cold nights.
I don't say this lightly, but felt Winter would never leave us.

Have you started your own tomato plants this year?
Tired of the same old geranium planter?
Looking for the unique perennial to add to your border?
We would love to hear what you did in the month of May.

This is our 22nd year on our wee patch of downtown Berrien Springs and we have new and exciting things to share with you!
So stop by soon, browse our newest plants, relax by the water garden, pick out a new koi, or just chat awhile!

Our Summer Hours:
Sunday - 10a-5p
Monday - Friday - 10a-6p
Closed Saturday

Friday, April 20, 2012

Aquatic Plants Are Here!

Here are the Hero's of your Water Garden! Available now at Green Wellies.
Oxygenating Plants help to achieve and maintain that very important Nitrogen Cycle!
You should have 1 bunch for every 2 sq feet of surface area.

Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce are available for fast surface coverage.
Remember a correct mix of Aquatic Plants equals a Clean, Clear, Water Garden.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Oh, April.
How we love you!
We love you for your appropriate seasonal weather.
We love that the late blooming narcissus that budded and bloomed 2 weeks early, now have a chance for more than one day in the sun.
We love that everything has sloooowed down just a tad.

Except at Green Wellies!
Our Normal Spring Hours are:
Sunday 12n-5p (*Closed Easter Sunday April 8th)
Monday through Friday 10a-5p.

Don't be fooled by that crazy 87 degree weather we had.
Water Hyacinth and Lettuce will not yet survive in your cold pond. The water temp., not the air temp. must maintain at least 75 degrees.
We will have floaters and oxygenators in stock the week of April 22nd.

Green Water problems....use your beneficial bacteria as recommended for Spring Start Up.
It jumps starts your Nitrogen Cycle!

Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Early Spring 2012

Hard to believe the forsythia and narcissus are in bloom.
Everyday we see a little more color as the deciduous trees start to bud.
Hey, everyone it is only March 18th!
After several record breaking high temperature days, we at Green Wellies decided it's time to open the gates!
We will have limited hours for the next 2 weeks, (were not scheduled to open until April 1st), but we want to make sure all you pond enthusiasts can get your spring clean up products.

Hours: March 18th - March 30th
Sunday - 12n-5p
Mon-Wed-Thurs-Fri - 10a-12n and 1p - 3p
Closed - Tuesday and Saturday.

We we resume regular Spring Hours April 1st !

Thanks everyone...we look forward to seeing all of our Gardening Friends soon.