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Pretty Peeps All in a Row

Have you ever roasted Peeps over a campfire? This past Saturday, my family and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided it was time for our first backyard campfire of the season.  Of course, being this close to Easter, we all had our sticks all ready to roast our favorite little chickadees over the open fire! If you haven't ever tried it, this is the absolute BEST way to enjoy a Peep! Roasting the Peeps allows the sugar to caramelize as the exterior of the Peep crisps up while creating a soft, melty center. Mmm, mmm, mmm!  And then, if you sandwich this between two graham crackers with some chocolate, you will have an explosion of wonderful flavors and textures going on inside your mouth. With Easter right around the corner, stock up on some Peeps and give it a try. Your taste buds will thank you!


We are excited to be opening the garden center again April 1, 2016 with cheerful spring annuals, perennials and vegetables. We will be open Monday - Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm until we have our full assortment on April 15th. We are eager to see you, so be sure to stop in to get your first glimpse of spring as well as some gardening inspiration.


Need a instant pick-me-up? We've got just what the doctor ordered...colorful spring flowers that are sure to bring instantaneous seasonal relief. Best of all, they are available right now over the counter without a prescription! Although we are not officially open for the season, we do have about 40 spring bulb containers that have really embraced these warmer temperatures and have already started to bloom. We've got them priced to move...starting as low as $4.99 up to $9.99. Stop in this week, Tuesday - Friday between 10am - 2pm, to pick up your first taste of spring. These are first come, first served. Later in the week, you may want to call 388-2266 before making the trip to confirm availability. I am sure these will go fast! Click here for pics!


Eager to start planting? We invite you to join us for one of our Plant your own Container Garden Workshops to get a jump on spring and be the envy of your neighborhood. We will work with you to create your very own masterpiece and we will then keep your container and nurture it until pick up by May 7th. These are very popular workshops and fill up fast. Fees for this workshop will be determined by the size and amount of plant material used.


Don’t feel like getting your hands dirty this year? Or maybe you just don’t have the time? Consider taking advantage of our Custom Container Planting Program. Michele, our garden specialist, has over 20 yrs. experience creating amazing custom containers that take into consideration your personal preferences as well as your sun/shade requirements. These can be planted in your favorite container or you can choose from our awesome selection of pottery. Stop by for an in-store consultation. Our custom containers are personalized to fit every customer’s vision!


Is your organization looking for a fundraising opportunity? Wenke Bucks are a great spring fundraiser for your organization! At Wenke Greenhouses, we know fundraising is a fact of life for non-profit organizations, churches, schools, teams and clubs so we make it easy for you to raise money for your organization, whether you are saving for a special event or general fundraising.  We are limited to 15 organizations per season so please contact us soon if you are interested.  Read More


Are you interested in working at Wenke Greenhouses this season? Or maybe you know someone who might be interested? We are gearing up for the season and accepting applications for seasonal employees for the retail store. We are looking for people who enjoy helping others, have a positive attitude and don’t mind working hard. Plant knowledge if helpful but not required for all positions. Read more and get application


And last but not least...something sure to make you smile. I wanted to share this video of Potoka, a young male giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, who just couldn’t contain his excitement to get outside recently. His excitement definitely represents how I felt this weekend getting out in the garden. Whatever your views on keeping wild animals in zoos, you can’t deny the video makes you smile. Run, Potoka, run!


Be sure to check out our upcoming Classes and Events at www.wenkegreenhouses.com and be sure to like us on Facebook. We look forward to helping you make it your best gardening year ever!


Laura Valence


Wenke Greenhouses


Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers


Now Accepting Applications for Seasonal Work for Spring 2016

We are currently accepting applications for exceptional team members at our retail location!  Looking for cashiers, stockers and customer service people who enjoy flowers, helping people and physical work.  The application is in the read more section. To be eligible, you must be willing to work Saturday and/or Sunday every week from April - Mid June. The minimum age is 16. Our season slows down after Mid-June and so most of the positions end in June.


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All about Roses with Larry"The Rose Guy"

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” 

~ Alphonse Karr


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What are Air Plants?

It's easy to grow and care for air plants!

Air plants don't require soil, need only moderate light, and a good soak every once in a while. They are beautiful in terrariums and make a very affordable gift for any occasion and we have a wonderful selection available right now.

Their unique appearance and growth habit make them great conversation starters. They can bring a bit of character and/or whimsy to any room. They are so easy to grow that they are the perfect starter plants for kids and grandchildren.


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Custom Container Planting Program

Container gardens have the power to transform the space you live in. They can turn front doors, back decks and patios into more welcoming places. While Wenke Greenhouses offers a large selection of pre-potted container gardens, we can take your containers to a whole new level by designing them just for you. We will create container gardens to match your preferences and sun/shade requirements. Bring in your existing container(s) or select a container from our incredible selection of pottery.

Stop in and meet with Michele, our custom container garden specialist. She will be happy to make recommendations based on her 20 years of experience or you can simply tell her what you would like to have planted. It's that simple!


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