The Growing Place

We are proud to announce that both our children have joined us at The Growing Place and will be learning and growing with us. As many of you already know, Michael has been an integral part of The Growing Place for some years and Becca for about a year, learning the ins and outs of The Growing Place. Some of you have known them since they were little. If you have, be sure to stop by and tell them so!

We received many positive and helpful suggestions from last fall's customer survey. We value your input greatly and are implementing the advice where we can. Many of you mentioned our peaceful garden atmosphere. We love it too! Stop by often to experience their ever-changing beauty.

We’ve planned more activities and classes at our Naperville location.

We've added a Downton Abbey Flower Faire in July, a Beer and BBQ Day in August for our Growing Rewards members and…a monthly 'Garden to Table' culinary series featuring our favorite recipes and tips.

We've incorporated many kid friendly activities into our events and classes We've added more 'Make & Take' garden craft classes throughout the year. They have been a popular way for gardeners to add a little personality to their gardens.

Thank you and happy gardening!
Rich and Carol Massat

May 15, 2014

Garden Tips for an Especially Cold Spring

Spring Bloomers: Creeping Phlox and xxx

Spring Bloomers: Creeping Phlox ‘Scarlet Flame’ and Iberis ‘Candytuft’

This winter will be long remembered for its cold, snow and duration. The combination of these extreme conditions was particularly hard on established plants that in past years have taken winter in stride. Adding to the challenge, assessing weather damage to garden plants has been delayed even longer because of the persistent cooler temperatures. The good news is that regardless of this week’s weather forecast, spring has finally arrived! It’s a good time to get gardening and we’ve compiled some tips that are especially relevant after our harsh winter and cooler than normal spring.


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