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SuperSecretSale – Carver Exclusive!


SuperSecretSale – Carver Exclusive!

25-50% off ALL plant material!

Sale runs from Friday July 14, 2017 while supplies last!

Carver Shop ONLY!
Cross between a digitalis and isoplexis, (foxglove and a cousin)

Carver Shop ONLY!

This is a SuperSecretSale  – Carver Exclusive! The Carver Shop will close for the season (but not forever!) in the next couple of weeks. Mike does not want to move everything to the Plymouth Shop (he’d rather be fishing.) So he’s offering everything in Carver ONLY at deeply discounted prices. Now is a great time to fill in that empty space or create a new perennial garden. It’s also a great time to plant trees or shrubs!

SuperSecretSale - Carver Exclusive!
Just a little sample of whats available!

Carver Shop ONLY!

So here’s the deal: Come by the Carver Shop and choose any annual in the place and we’ll take 50% off. This includes but is not limited to Irrepressible Impatiens, Bodacious Begonias and Unstoppable Hanging Baskets! We have a great selection of annuals, all in bloom and offering vivid color.

SuperSecretSale - Carver Exclusive!
Great perennials and nursery stock!

Choose any perennial or nursery stock item and we’ll take 25% off!  Choose from our entire stock of perennials, shrubs and trees.  Try a  Rudbeckia or Echinacea!  Look for a Digiplexis, it’s a cross between a digitalis and isoplexis (foxglove and it’s cousin.) The digiplexis is a tender perennial for our area, but it’s stunning! We have so many perennials and nursery items that are summer flowering and in bloom now!

These discounts apply to the CARVER SHOP ONLY!

SuperSecretSales and Pop-Up Sales…

SuperSecretSales and Pop-Up Sales

Crystal Lake Garden Shop

Here at Crystal Lake, we often offer SuperSecretSales

SuperSecretSales are not really secret, we tell everyone, it’s just a catchy phrase we use. The sales are pretty catchy too and each one is a great value.  They are the best and the nicest of our plants and we want to share these with you because they are fabulous! We post these sales all over social media and our website, and we tell every person we come in contact with about them! SuperSecretSales are great because we know when they will happen and can tell everybody.

Can't wait for Spring 2016!
Love this color.

Today we made up a new sale category, The Pop-Up Sale!

Pop-Sales are a spur of the moment kind of sale, not planned, so they can happen at any time. Generally, we have all our ducks in a row, we keep ourselves on track and we have all our sales and events planned well in advance. But then life happens and we realize we have some really great stuff that needs a home. A Pop-Up Sale could be anything! It may be offered at a discounted price or it might be a Buy One Get One offer. You never know.  We probably won’t post them on Facebook because we’re just running around crazy and realize there is something wonderful that you might like. So we’ll gather the plants together, throw up a sign and if you happen to stop by, you’ll  run into a Pop-Up Sale!

A Pop-Up Sale could be a BOGO offer!

National Pollinator Week – Your Call to Action!

National Pollinator Week!

Let’s take time during National Pollinator Week (or any week) to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to help and protect them.

National Pollinator Week
Pollinators work for us and we can help them
Pollinators are important to us and we can do a lot to help and support them. Bees, butterflies, birds and insects are critical to an ecosystem. Pollination is a vital stage in the life cycle of our plants and necessary for healthy and productive ecosystems. We can help pollinators by planting gardens with pollinator friendly plants and thus creating desirable habitats for our friends. Plant for continuous bloom throughout the growing season from spring to fall. Select a site that has at least partial sun, and can provide water. Allow material from dead branches and logs remain as nesting sites or consider installing wood nesting blocks for wood-nesting natives.


National Pollinator Week
Digitalis drawing by Franz Kohler
Check out for more info and stop by our shops in Plymouth and Carver for perennial plants you can add to your landscape.  Choose from a great selection of perennials that include Echinacea, Lupine, Coreopsis and Foxglove.
National pollinator Week
Planting pollinator friendlies adds not only beautiful plants but attracts pretty birds and butterflies of interest and bringing you joy. Selecting plants for pollinators –  This is a great guide with information for our area.