Wednesday, 14 April 2010 16:08
The peepers are peeping, flower bulbs are leaping and Virginia creeper is creeping…
Ah…finally...spring is here after a long chilly, snowy winter. So put away the snowshoes and shed the shut-in blues with beautiful hues from our newly expanded garden center at the East Third Street location.
The past few years we’ve had a number of requests from our member-owners to offer a full-service garden center. This spring we will be able to provide you with an expanded selection of plants and landscaping supplies over on the East side.
To help us get going, JD Lucas, the founder of Gram’s Nursery in Nashville, Indiana, will be directing garden center operations. JD plans on having a wide variety of hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, bedding flats, nursery stock, native plants, roses, grasses, berries, garden tools and more. You’ll find rain barrels and composters, too.
In addition to the expanded product mix we will also strive to soften the exterior of the East Third Street store with new landscape beds in the parking lot, decorative fence panels, a resurfacing of the patio – plus we are building a pergola to provide some shade for outdoor dining.
We plan on opening the expanded garden center on the weekend of April 18, so be sure to mark your calendar and remember Bloomingfoods as you make your garden wish list.
And in recognition of Arbor Day, April 30, stop by any of our locations between 3pm and 7pm to receive a free native tree seedling from our friends at Sycamore Land Trust. This is one of our most popular annual events, and it will be a great opportunity to enjoy the many recent upgrades to our East store.