Opening April 15, or earlier by appointment
The greenhouses and nursery are brimming with life! That in itself offers hope in these troubled times. However, although the season is promising an early and glorious spring, the Covid19 epidemic has landed a gut punch to all of us. We can’t just shut down….plants are perishable and need daily care! Here is how we are approaching things:
Our work is mostly outdoors. We are asking our staff to individually make the decision to work based on their health, and to wear gloves, hand sanitize regularly, and to keep a 6’ distance. We are washing down common areas with alcohol and bleach.
While we comply with Covid19 precautions, we have decided to delay officially opening the retail nursery until April 15, but will be open by appointment earlier for pickups. We then plan to be open Monday through Saturday 10-4 unless the situation demands a longer shutdown. We will be open early hours (9-10am) for seniors on Wednesdays. There is ample room for small numbers of visitors to comply with the 6′ social distancing, and being outdoors in the open air and sunshine is one antidote to the virus. Please note we will have on hand a supply of disposable gloves and hand sanitizer. Credit card transactions will be processed outdoors on our portable iPad, and receipts emailed. Our wagons/ carts will be wiped down with alcohol wipes after each use.
We have reconsidered mail order and there are couple of options if you’d like your plants shipped, although we won’t be able to create an online store in such short notice. Instead, we have uploaded our plant database as a pdf document, with prices and sizes. This list does not include the annuals, veggies and herbs we are growing, most of which won’t be ready for a month or so. If you would like us to consider shipping to you, drop us a line or call us.
And yes, we can always set aside plants for pickup, handle transactions electronically and leave the box in a designated spot so there is minimal human interaction. Local home delivery may be an option for larger orders. We will continue to update our plant list with the new selections as spring unfolds.