Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
We have a little over a month left of shipping everything else, so get your orders in! I'm frantically trying to get things planted in the gardens with an eye for spots for orchids as well. I have a lot to do yet, and not a lot of time to do it!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
After my CT in June discovered a mass, I was scheduled for a PET to give a better idea of spread. Interestingly my larger mass wasn't hypermetabolic, indicating a low chance for cancer. But my smaller mass had grown and WAS highly hypermetabolic.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
We're nearly through getting caught up with spring shipping. 2021 has been incredibly busy with a record number of orders, and a cool spring delayed plant growth and our ability to get orders out until recently. If you haven't heard from us, check your spam folder for automated USPS tracking info. We've shipped nearly everything USPS again this year and there have been surprisingly few delays.
For those who haven't been following along, last year I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 2020 was a rough year of surgery, hospital stays, and chemo. I had my 6 month checkup CT scan last week and it looks like I have more of the same in my future; I have a 5cm mass that will need to be taken care of. If we've talked recently, you know that I've been mostly feeling good; so this comes as a bit of a shock.
Last year I kept the nursery open and operating during all of that and shipped on a delayed timeline. It was hard. It was frustrating. I don't want to do that again. Things are still a bit up in the air regarding scheduling etc, but I suspect I'll be mostly out of commission the rest of the shipping season. So, we're going to run a sale and ship material out as efficiently as possible until I need to close the nursery for the season. Having less plant material to deal with will make life easier this summer as I go through treatment again. We WILL still be shipping out orchids in October, so if you have Cypripedium on order with us, you will still get them!
Thanks for all the support and patience over the last 18 months. We really appreciate it!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Just a quick update for everyone. We're still chilly here in the north and haven't started shipping yet. We're hoping to start in 2 weeks or so, based on how plants are looking. Last year's plants are just now emerging from dormancy and this year's plants are still growing and rooting in. We have a record number of orders this year, so please be patient. If you have questions about your order, please let us know.
We did just add 17 varieties of witch hazel to the store. If you didn't notice, check them out! We're usually adding things throughout the season, it's worth checking in occasionally.
Hamamelis - Witch Hazel | Botanophilia LLC
We've also updated our logo design and therefore our shirts etc. You can buy them here
We're having our first open house! June 4-6, 2021. 10am-5pm. Directions here Come by to shop some plants. Our gardens aren't much to look at since they're so young, but you're welcome to see them. Masks required and distancing encouraged.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The official first day of spring is a few days away now. Soil, pots, and miscellaneous supplies arrive on Monday and our first plants arrive later next week. Tags for those plants have already arrived and we're getting excited!
Last year saw unprecedented sales for the horticulture industry. Retailers sold out of stock as quickly as it could be gotten. This year is no different so far and our sales are up tremendously even from last year. THANK YOU to everyone who has already placed an order! Increased sales nation-wide has led to shortages in the industry - even for mundane items like soils, mulches, tools, etc! We've already sold out of some plants. If you're browsing the website and thinking about placing an order, I encourage you not to wait too long. If we don't have something you're looking for, get in touch; it might be something we're interested in selling! Even if we can't get it this year because of shortages, we already have shipments of new plants booked through July of 2022!
We are still adding items to the site for spring. We just added some of the Feathered Friends Ajuga series. There are some other plants that we'll add once they arrive next month and we get a look at them. And I'll be placing an order for a few more yet this week and will add them as soon as I can.
The Covid-19 pandemic is still a problem but is slowly getting under control. We are offering nursery pickup by appointment this year. I am still immunocompromised after last year's chemotherapy; masks and distancing will be required regardless of vaccination or health status (I'm hoping to get mine soon!). If you can't or don't want to wear a mask to pick up plants, then please select the shipping option when checking out. We are also looking forward to participating in events that follow public safety guidelines. We're happy to announce that we'll once again be at the Green Bay Botanic Garden Garden Fair in June! If you organize or know of an event that we should participate in that will follow masking and distancing guidelines this year, please let us know. I'm hoping in 2022 we can have more normal events, so feel free to contact us for those future events too!