Start your own garden club at work!
It’s easy. Just find other people that share your interest in gardening and invite them into your club. Create a group on Facebook where you can share your interests and ideas. Trade plants, trade seeds, share landscaping ideas, seed growing tips, cutting growing tips.
Bring your group to Mike’s Plant Farm here in Perry for a “behind the scenes” tour. We’ll show you everything, how we propagate our plants, our potting system, how we control weeds in our plants and in our gardens around the nursery.
We have no secrets here at Mike’s Plant Farm! I’ll even tell you how much each of the girls weigh. Just kidding, just kidding! I have no idea how much they weigh but if they see this I’ll probably find out.
When you set up your garden club don’t use the name of the company that you work for. That’s probably not a cool thing to do. If you promote it at work let your boss know up front what you are doing just to make sure that’s not a problem.
Tell ya what. If you give your club members membership cards you can negotiate discount for club members at local businesses that are gardening related. Then you can leverage that and shame other vendors into doing the same. How about that?
Anyway, start forming your garden club today.
I’ll help you with interesting and timely articles and “how to” information that you can share with your members. In just a few days I’m going to write an Article about Growing Perennials from Seed that you can share with your members if you like.
Be sure to join our Email list at the top right corner of this page. We regularly send out really good and timely garden related information that you can share with club members.
Just let me know what you need and I’m here to help.
-Mike McGroarty, Mike’s Plant Farm, Perry, Ohio
Andrew VanderVeen says
Mike, love that idea of a garden club at work. I’ve been thinking along those lines as my place of employment is built on what once was a corn field. I am seriously working in a proposal to make some of the field into a garden for employees, several thousand work here. It could become a reality with the right approach, game plan, follow through, and people. Thanks for all your information and inspiration. Onwards and Upwards! Keep growing…
Hey Mike, I was wondering what varieties of Japanese maples you plan on selling this spring. I’m nowhere near local but local enough to make the trip if you have some of the hard-to-find varieties. Thanks, have a great day!
I have a bunch of Inaba Shadaire, short ones and a few Lions Head and Koto Hime. I have others in the ground but won’t dig those until next year.
Hi Mike,seen your golden curls weeping willow tree.Your son stated I may be able to reach you here.Lost many family members and looking for something to bring peace to family.Do you sell any cuttings from that tree,would truly enjoy a beautiful tree from yours.Thank you for your time.
Right now I do have some but I can’t ship anything right now. Hope to be shipping in August or September. If you are local stop by the nursery here in Perry, Mike’s Plant Farm, 4850 North Ridge Road, Perry, Ohio 44081. We won’t keep regular hours at the nursery until April.