Spring has finally arrived in Southwest Michigan and after months of being cooped up, it is time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our yards and gardens. When winter blues turn to spring excitement, the staff of Wedel’s Nursery, Florist and Garden Center is waiting to welcome you with bright smiles, knowledgeable answers and everything you need to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.
Founded by Harley Wedel in 1946, this family-owned small business is one of the premier garden centers in the country. At the core of the Wedel’s staff are 12 family members, representing 3 generations of Wedels carrying on Harley’s vision almost 74 years later. With expert employees available to offer advice on topics from grass seed to bird food, you will find exactly what you are looking at Wedel’s.
FLORIST – Just inside the entrance you will find one of the area’s best floral design teams. Nine extremely talented floral designers, including an international designer, share 167 years of experience between them. A favorite of local brides, Wedel’s Florist offers gorgeous cut flowers expertly arranged into unique and breathtaking designs. In addition to the stunning selection of cut flowers, Wedel’s Florist also offers a large selection of orchids and succulents as well as soil, food and expert advice specific to their care.
PLANT DOCTOR – One of the most valuable services Wedel’s offers to novice and master gardeners alike is the Plant Doctor. Whether you are having issues with plants and grass or the color of your hydrangeas, the Plant Doctor can help. Just bring in a small soil sample, portion of your diseased plant or tree, or insects and the Plant Doctor will analyze the sample and give you answers, as well as product recommendations. The best part, this is a free service! Please make sure to support this valuable service by purchasing the recommendations at Wedel’s. Shop local and support small business in our community, because you won’t find this type of service at any big box store.
LAWN SOLUTIONS – Located across from the Plant Doctor desk you will find Wedel’s extensive selection of lawn solutions. Bulk grass seed (the lawn specialists can point you in the best direction), fertilizer and lawn pest control are all available in this section of the store, along with the answers you need to help establish and maintain the thick, lush, green lawn of your dreams.
WILD BIRD NEST – Anything and everything you could possibly need to turn your yard into a birder’s paradise is available at Wedel’s in the Wild Bird Nest. I am an avid bird watcher and I can attest that Wedel’s has the largest selection of bird feeders and the best seed selection (and service) in the area. Are you trying to attract hummingbirds or orioles? Maybe you are trying to eliminate feeder pests like squirrels or chipmunks. No matter the wish or concern, the helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you have. Also make sure to check out Roger Taylor’s (host of Birdwatch on WKZO) special blend of birdseed.
NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER – The master staff of Wedel’s Nursery and Garden Center grow over 700 types of perrinals perennials each season and several of their staff are Proven Winner certified. From selecting trees, bushes, annuals and prennials perennials with their knowledgeable staff to installation by their experienced landscapers, Wedel’s has you covered from project planning to completion. In addition to gorgeous flowers, plants, shrubs and trees, Wedel’s Garden Center also offers a large selection of bulk stone and mulch.
GIFTS – If you are looking for great gift ideas, look no farther than Wedel’s. Offering the largest selection of Melissa & Doug toys and puzzles in the area, your little one will be delighted. Wedel’s is also the only local retailer of Corinthian Bells Wind Chimes. Made in the USA, these hand tuned chimes are visually and acoustically exceptional. If you are looking for something a little more light hearted and fun, check out the great selection of umbrellas and maybe slip into a pair of grass flip flops. Yes, you read that correctly, they actually sell flip flops that allow you to walk on soft, cushy grass wherever you go.
DÉCOR – Wedel’s offers UNIQUE décor for your home, yard and garden. From fountains to fairies and garden statues to tea towels, you can find something for every design aesthetic in the large selection of décor items available throughout Wedel’s store. Stop by Wedel’s this spring and check out the amazing selection of products and services. Remember Wedel’s Nursery, Florist and Garden Center has been helping you make your neighbors jealous since 1946.