Mar13

Making Benches

Categories // People , Firsts, Connect

Making Benches

 

Digging in, digging out, getting 'er dun.

 

Over the winter Quin and Jay embarked on a huge project, building benches for the 2nd greenhouse and new outdoor perennial zone. They started up in January and spent the next 2 ½ months sawing, nailing, painting and assembling over 30 new benches.

 

 

 


The job was massive and was not always the most fun project to deal with, but both Quin and Jay kept at it and kicked out enough benches to fill up two new retail areas.

 

 

 

Mid project, snow piled up outside when the 'blizzard of 2015' hit and completely enclosed the houses. They had to dig their way in just to get into greenhouse #2 and open it up in order to keep going.

 

 

 

Just in time for spring planting they wrapped up.

The 2nd greenhouse just got a facelift for this year and is now going to house even more annuals and container gardens. And there is a new area outside where all the perennials will be on display.

We hope the new shopping areas will be to your liking and make coming out to the greenhouses even more fun.

 

 

 

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DISTINCTIVE GARDENS

2020 Lowell Park Road

Dixon, IL

815-285-0014

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Nov 15 to Dec 22 
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    Limited quantities. If you put multiples of an item you want and we only have one in stock an alert will pop up on the desktop site telling you it is out of stock. That means the quantity you selected is higher than the available inventory. For example, Tufa Troughs are all unique. There is only one of each. Each week we take an inventory and add back products that might show as sold out. We’re doing this so we don’t oversell by mistake. So our product availability will change weekly.

    iPad shopping. We learned that the pop-up screen where you enter your credit card info was a problem for some. At times the credit card fields were way at the top of the screen and some could not see where to enter their information when shopping on an iPad. This happened especially when they had big orders. If you have problems please message our Facebook Page. We’re learning right along with you and want to help.

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