Featured Perennial 25% – Echinacea

Echinacea – also known as coneflower – is a terrific perennial for Michigan flower beds. Beautiful, butterfly attracting, deer resistant flowers bloom most of the summer in sunny locations.  New colors and new varieties make this plant one of the best choices.  Echinacea sounds more like a disease than a plant you would want in your garden.  And if you read the Wikipedia description, it still seems like something to stay away from.  Maybe that’s why people commonly refer to it …

Fall Vegetables now available!

Planting a vegetable garden does not have to be a springtime activity only. Many of our favorite vegetables can be put in, either as seeds or transplants, in the late summer or early fall for fresh produce to harvest in September and October. Many of these vegetables do better in cool weather. Some are actually tastier when they have been lightly frosted. If these vegetables were planted in May for harvest in July, they could be tough and woody, taste …

Groundcover: Growing A Wall-To-Wall Carpet

  Ground cover may be the smallest plants we carry – yet give the biggest reward. These low-growing plants have a trailing growth habit and will spread over a wide area to provide you with a gorgeous, living carpet. Not only do these wonderful plants create a carpet of beautiful blooms, but they fill in gaps along a garden path, protect against soil erosion and cover difficult to maintain sections of your landscape. Great selection still available.  On sale only $1 each. …

Watering Tips

It is important to water plants when needed and not according to the calendar or day of the week and be sure to water (soak) thoroughly rather than applying frequent light sprinklings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when watering. When watering containers, hanging baskets especially, water until the basket or container feels heavy with water weight and water runs freely from the drainage hole. If water comes out right away, then the container is more than …

Find Great Deals in our Clearance Section!

We’ve been cleaning out the store! Lots of items being marked down from 30% to 80%!         Most items are only being marked down due to discolored packing or are being discontinued.

Recycling is Good for Everyone!

Have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic containers that you return to Wenke Greenhouses in our recycle box in the corner of the parking lot?  I’m happy to tell you about the recycling program that has really had a positive impact.   East Jordan is a supplier for us and they have a facility in South Haven that takes all that plastic and makes it new again. East Jordan plans to recycle 12 million pounds this year.  That’s a …

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 …