May Tent Event

Hello all, and thank you to everyone involved in making of our first annual Tent Event a success May 3rd thru 6th. This sale was quite the challenge long before we even opened our doors, but it was all worth it in the end.

After days of packing the tent to the brim, a nasty early morning storm split the roof of the tent in half, tossing many of our items to and fro with a few damaged beyond repair…

Even one of our staff members got hurt in harm’s way, but thankfully he has fully recovered and is back to his normal life and work activities. All of us were shaken, but the show had to go on!

Our customer’s enthusiasm for our choice in plants was veracious, and as items were swept up each day we had to keep finding more and more things to ornament the display benches. The taco and cupcake vendors were also a huge success, especially for my staff due to our all-you-can-eat policy for those working the event. Amazing what delicious food will do for our crew of physical, hard-working folks.

This event reminded many of us of the old days when our Country Garden was open in Winthrop Harbor. Many familiar faces of those fond of that place also showed up at our new location for the tent event. Like a good, hardy, locally-grown plant, so do we have our perennial customers: THANK YOU!

Our next sales event will be at the invitation-only Lake Forest Garden Club House and Garden Walk on June 20th and 21st. It is always a joy to be involved in this popular event and this year’s tour will be no exception. As in previous years, our “boutique” will be in the central courtyard at the Onwentsia Country Club. This year we are featuring not only our fabulously grown plants and special finds we have been saving for this event, but we will also debut the Italian Terrace Collection Ltd of frost-proof terra cotta pots and planters from our friend Elizabeth Goodrich in England. They are stunning and typically only available online and shipped from across the pond. We are very excited to share this great company with our treasured customers…

Craig Bergmann
RLA, ASLA, Proprietor