At Shelton today it continues to be cold. No rain, but chilly and some wind. The Shelton store will be open today. The Crete location will run remotely from 9:00 am to 12 noon. At noon, Jeanette will be in to assist customers at the Crete location.
I want to let everybody know our stocking status. With the return of the sun and warmer weather this week, all three locations will explode with customers. The issue for me is, can I get new, fresh, product to all three locations and do it fast enough.
The plan is to load trailers today that will head out to Crete at 5:00 am on Monday. A second load will arrive on Tuesday morning. The Crete location will be overstocked as much as we can get it by Thursday. With Mother's Day weekend coming we will have plants placed every place we can possibly put them.
Also on Monday a new shipment will go to Aurora in the afternoon. Several more shipments will arrive during the week so that the Aurora location will be overstocked for the weekend.
As soon as this weather breaks we will load up the Shelton store to capacity.
Mother's Day weekend is a different day than the usual. When folks shop for Mother's Day they expect to buy Florist Quality plants, not Greenhouse Quality plants. For us to provide Florist Quality plants we must keep the foliage and flower dry. When it rains every single day--that is a huge challenge. With ample planning and preparation--we will win this battle with mother nature!! After all, Mother Nature has forgot, I've been battling her for 25 years! We are absolutely excited about our celebration this coming weekend, May 6, 7, and 8 and we hope you will join us.