Let's face it, they are just amazing for so many reasons. They offer the personal attention, personal feel, a better product, and they just know how to do it right.
And while the snow is starting to fall and the warm summer months seem like a distant memory, I want to talk to you about flowers in this post. Yep, flowers. Annuals. Perennials. Veggie plants. Pansies. Impatiens. Can you even handle it?
Ten years ago I was told about a sweet little greenhouse on Western Avenue, one that has been in the flower business since 1949 in fact. In the market for my summer plants, I ventured out to find Martin's Greenhouse, and let me tell you, I can't imagine my summers without them now. Really. It just wouldn't be the same.
|Inside Martin's Greenhouse, photo credit the Martin's Greenhouse website|
|Our precious little veggie garden, full of Martin's veggie plants of course!|
|I buy one of these plants every year at Martin's. Hanging baskets start at just $5.50!|
Now here is where I need you to really lend an ear. Jean and her crew want to keep making people happy. Being a small business owner these days isn't easy. If we want quality businesses with a personal feel such as Martin's Greenhouse, we need to first be sure we are patronizing them. Next, we need to spread the word so others know how awesome they are. Don't be afraid to share, Jean has enough plants and flowers to go around! And lastly, we sometimes need to rally together when the business needs a little boost. Right now, Martin's could use the TLC they show to every one of their customers year after year.
If you could, visit the Martin's Greenhouse INDIGOGO page and learn about the recent setbacks Jean has faced, learn a little but more about her, and find out what you may not have known about this 5th generation business. Then, shop the selection of garden stones, gorgeous nature prints and photography, and gift certificates being offered in exchange for your donation. Visit the Indiegogo page here and see what you can do!
Then, (I know, I know, I am just ordering ya'll around but that is because I know you appreciate quality small businesses like me!) go give Martin's Greenhouse Facebook page a "like" so you can stay in the loop of everything going on at the greenhouse. Jean posts gorgeous garden pics, you won't be sorry.While you are on Facebook, visit the Savvy Luna Bugg Facebook page where I will be offering a few vintage items as well for the cause.
One of my favorite places in the city is Martin's Greenhouse. Surely our friends there know that beauty blooms in that space, now we need to show them hope does too.
I can't wait for spring. :)