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

February 10, 2014

Add Winter Protection with an Evergreen Tree

picea omorika

Serbian spruce

As you crank your thermostat up yet again, think about adding a tree or two. Evergreens offer a wonderful buffer against winter winds when planted on the north and northwest sides of your property. Plus, they offer four-season beauty, shelter for birds and make great screening plants. (more…)

October 20, 2013

Protect Evergreens This Winter

Green Mountain Boxwood

We love evergreens for their four-season interest especially in a fresh snowfall.  Since they keep their needles/leaves year round, it is important to take some steps to make sure evergreens remain healthy through the winter months as they will continue to lose water and be susceptible to damage from sunscald or windburn. The best protection against winter damage is moderate moisture in the soil. Continue checking the soil under evergreens into early winter or until the ground is frozen.  If we have a dry fall, make sure to keep these plants well watered. (more…)

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