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Nursery expansion
Nursery expansion

Nursery expansion

Each year brings updates, changes and improvements at the greenhouse. The past season was no different. Because it seemed like everyone fell in love with evergreens last year, we decided to cut down a few trees and enlarge our nursery and storage area. We extended most of our evergreen frames and added one more, while improving the irrigation over the whole display area as well. This space expansion also gave us a larger area for displaying and restocking the pallets with potting soils, amendments and various mulches needed for your garden.

Rock wall holding up nursery area
Rock wall

Rock wall

Because the area is on a slope in two different directions it needed support with a large two tiered boulder wall. Here the expertise our landscape team have gained over the years, came to good use.

Evergreen screening display
Evergreen display

Evergreen display

The bed along the wall has been planted with a variety of deer resistant junipers to showcase the varieties that work well as screening.

Re-surfacing the display garden paths
Display garden paths

Display garden path

We added pathway mix and compacted it on all the paths around the central display gardens making it a lot easier to walk on.

Hanging baskets and plants
Hanging baskets and plants

Hanging baskets and plants

Due to increased demand for annuals, perennials and vegetables the growing space in our greenhouses was very tight last year and will continue in 2022. Because of this we have decided to cancel the service to hold and take care of baskets and plants that need to stay inside in May. We know that it is very helpful for many of you and we apologize for the inconvenience - we just don’t have the room to take care of them and maintain the high standard that we strive for.

Plant sales online
Selling online

Plant sales online

As many of you know, we have been selling miniature and fairy garden items including plants online for over 10 years on a separate website called miniature-gardening.com. Now we have integrated this website into our main website, wintergreenhouse.com and it can be found under the tab called Online Shop. We are selling mostly plants from this shop and plan to widen the offering with more plant varieties over the years. In addition to the smaller ground cover plants, succulent, house plants and small shrubs, we are adding this year a choice selection of hardy, low maintenance, sun-loving and deer resistant perennials.

Online gift items
Online gift items

Online gift items

In the fall our popular line of wind chimes were added to the online ordering choices. We are all strapped for time these days and offering the possibility of buying gifts and plants online, delivered right to your door, seems to be a logical step.

Little Blue Stem Grass
Little Blue Stem Grass

Perennial Plant of the Year 2022

Little Bluestem Grass is the perennial plant of the year. It has stunning blue foliage accented by red stems. As fall progresses, an amazing mix of colors appears: purple, orange, and many more shades of blue. There are several new varieties of this grass. One of them is the ‘The Blues’. It grows in a mostly upright, clumping form, and it prefers poor soil to soil that is rich and fertile. Elegant seed heads compliment the narrow foliage in late summer. In full sun, this native grass remains upright. It is sought after for its wonderful color display and easy-care properties.

New plants for 2022
New plants for 2022

New plants for 2022

To view the entire list of new plants go to the Catalog.

Monarch Butterfly Rocker
Monarch Butterfly Rocker

The Gift Shop is stocked with fun and useful items

As usual the giftshop will be brimming full of sparkly, whirly, glowing, chiming and useful garden amendments and gifts.

See below for a selection of our new merchandise - there is much more!

Love Blooms Here Bird Bath
Love Blooms Here Bird Bath

Love Blooms Here Bird Bath

A hand-hammered in India, copper-plated stainless steel bird bath. The pole is a reproduction of Stephanie Burgess’s hand-painted, hand-etched design laminated onto a lightweight PVC pole for fade-resistance and durability. Easy to install and will add a colorful element to the garden and provide a relaxing, resting, bathing spot for all types of birds. Let the bird fun begin!

Rolling Ball Granite Fountain
Rolling Ball Granite Fountain

Rolling Ball Granite Fountain

A mesmerizing water feature! This granite curved base floats a glass ball on water and rotates as the water cascades through the fountain. A light will make this feature shine in the evening and create a stunning show in the garden, yard, patio or even on a deck. Your eyes will be fixed on the swirling ball while your ears hear the soft sound of flowing water. A definite show piece for guests to marvel over.

Moon Sun Thermometer
Moon Sun Thermometer

Moon Sun Thermometer

The sun symbolizes strength and power and the moon represents calmness and beauty. Both are present in this easy to read, antique copper painted wall thermometer. Lightweight but sturdy and easy to hang on any wall. Let the sun and the moon shine while knowing the temperature!

Wall Sun
Wall Sun

Wall Sun

Make the walls say it all! This Bella Wall Sun is a large 32” bronze metal and glass mosaic piece. The earth-tone colors give it a native type feel. Hang this in a porch or on a wall by an entrance or even above a fireplace to showcase its exquisite style.

New Straw Hats
New Straw Hats

New Straw Hats

“It’s a Sunny Life. Wear Your Hat”. Words from the Wallaroo Hat Company. So much of life is spent outdoors and Wallaroo has created functional, fashionable hats that are comfortable, pack-able, and effortless to wear. They continue to develop custom fabrics and every day designs that make sun protection even more stylish. Their hats come in many styles; fidora, wide brim, bucket, cowboy and unisex, to mention a few. A known fact, protecting skin from the sun can reduce your risk of sun-induced damage to the skin.

Peacock
Peacock

Peacock

A majestic peacock will add color to any autumn decor. This graceful bird is weather resistant metal with embossed hand painted feathers. Can be displayed outdoors or inside the home.

Tropical Fish Planters
Tropical Fish Planters

Tropical Fish Planters

Bring in the whimsy to your patio, porch, deck or table. A multicolored metal fish planter will brighten up any location. Make a splash with one or more of these tropical containers.

Solar Light Path Lantern
Solar Light Path Lantern

Solar Light Path Lantern

Light the way to or through your garden or yard with a metal solar stake path light. The cylinder shape with a geometric cut out design creates a beautiful pattern on the ground that it reflects on. A great way to make night magic in the garden.

Solar Sun Stake
Solar Sun Stake

Solar Sun Stake

Vibrant color during the day or stunning glow at night. This 29” solar, gold metal finish garden stake in the shape of a sun, has a crackle glass ball in the center that will illuminate your back yard/garden in the summer nights.

Wall Fountain
Wall Fountain

Wall Fountain

A water feature with a detailed oak tree as the focal point is this Grand Oak Fountain. The ultra-wide cascade of water enhances the tree relief background. An underwater LED light kit provides a shimmering night-time effect. This fountain/water feature will bring life to your garden, patio, yard or deck with the sound of trickling water and the old world look of the beloved oak tree.

Cardinals In Flight Spinner
Cardinals In Flight Spinner

Cardinals In Flight Spinner

A symbol of hope and joy, the cardinal’s red color is uplifting and can be a sign of good luck and loyalty. This brilliant, eight foot tall garden spinner of cardinals will standout in any yard or garden. You will definitely see red when the wind moves these birds!

Bear Fountain
Bear Fountain

Bear Fountain

You can bring the north woods to your backyard landscape, patio, entrance or garden with this work of art. The almost life-like, weather resistant, mama bear and her cub fountain will offer fun and function to any location. Durable for the outside or may be displayed indoors. Includes LED light and parts for easy installation. There’s nothing unbearable about these two!

Rootslayer
Rootslayer

Rootslayer

Here’s your go-to shovel! It’s a shovel, root hatchet, and root saw all in one tool. This tool digs through roots when planting perennials or shrubs and divides hostas with ease. Made from a comfortable non-latex, thermoplastic elastomer over-molded onto polypropylene. Comes with a lifetime guarantee. The Root Slayer is a multi-purpose shovel that can eliminate the need for other tools when simply digging in your garden or yard.

Giant Rooster
Giant Rooster

Giant Rooster

Big Daddy is the king of the Napa Rooster collection. He’s over four feet tall, an all metal statue with hand painted feather detail and coloring. The finish is nanometer paint and powder coated to resist fading and rust. His crow may be silent, but his presence is huge!