We are beyond thrilled to re-open our doors for the new season here at The Plant Farm. We’re excited about the changes in the garden center, our jam-packed calendar of events and for a new season to play in the garden. So excited, in fact, that we’ve decided to call this year A Season of Play!
There are so many fun changes this season it’s hard to know where to start. I’m maybe most excited about the fresh color in the store. You can’t envision spring without bringing in color and that’s just what we’re doing with vibrant winter-blooming plants like Hellebore and Cyclamen. New informational signs that anticipate the vivid colors of spring and our freshly-painted fixtures add strategic splashes of color throughout the store. We’re eager for you to see it.
Speaking of the bright new fixtures, we spent our holiday break working hard and redesigned our hardlines department. Our shopping isles are now wider for easier access and comfort. When you visit, you’ll also notice the great new garden supplies we’re bringing in for 2012. Coastal Climate Fertilizer, designed specifically for Northwest gardens, Espoma, a fantastic line of organic garden products, and excellent garden tools, including DeWit handcrafted, hand-forged gardening tools for serious gardeners.
This year we want you to play in the garden and we want you to succeed in the garden. We have a packed calendar of free seminars featuring local experts and How-To and garden tip videos on The Plant Farm TV. In addition, our Gifts for Gardener’s Success Kits were so popular in December, we’re debuting a year-long program of Success Kits this year. We put together excellent products that will give you the best chance of success with your plants this year. Look for Success Kits such as Seed Starting, Fruit Trees and Rose Care in the coming months.
Keep an eye out for our second annual Seasons magazine, arriving on April 1st. Our full-color gardening magazine is not only beautiful, but chock-full of informative, inspirational articles about gardening. Don’t forget to ask a staff member how you can earn a free copy for yourself!
Finally, and most importantly, you can’t really get in there and start playing in the dirt without the kids. The launch of the Kids Club in 2011 was so much fun. The videos of the Pumpkin painting from last October are especially charming. We have a new schedule of garden fun and games this year starting with Valentine Primrose Pots in February. You can register for individual Kids Club events or sign up for the whole year.
As you can tell, our excitement abounds… we invite you to come play with us in 2012!