By Christina Timm
Happy New Year!!! As we look back at 2018 we get to enjoy all the memories that each season provides. For spring we remember Easter shipping week where we sleeved up hundreds of Easter lilies, Hydrangeas, and mums, and packed them up to be shipped out before Easter. Also, during this time we were busy growing and maintaining a wide selection of annuals and planting up our Lynde Design patio pots and hanging baskets. As we approach May, our biggest month, we can restock the store 2 or even 3 times a day, while also pulling orders for deliveries.
May always seems to fly by so quickly, so it’s kind of a relief when June rolls around and we start to see our repeat customers come in. As the hot summer days roll on by we start to think about autumn. Mums, pumpkins, and warms colors are a nice change. Last year was the first Fall Planting Workshop and we completely sold out with a group of about 40 people. You can look forward to us hosting that workshop again this coming year. The holidays are another big season to prepare for. If you have ever come in during September or October, you might have seen the retail staff making bows or splitting berries. Even when one project is finished, there is always another to fill its place.
So, as we look back on another busy year, we can always suggest slowing down and taking it all in, but if you have ever worked retail you know what I mean when I say it can be hard to take a step back and slow down. When time is of the essence and the projects keep piling up, there is no time to stop and smell the roses. However, we can always take a moment to appreciate the people working around us and the customers we do our best to help.
There are some days we can get stuck in our own little world and can forget that we are all part of a team. That by working together we can grow, create, and maintain wonderful products for our neighbors. So, to start the new year off right, please take the time to show the people around you that you see, work, or talk to daily that you appreciate them. It could be as simple as a ‘Job well done’ or a compliment on a project they completed. Whatever it is, it will make them feel good knowing someone is taking notice of all their hard work.
Happy 2019 everyone! Let’s make it another great year!
Because it’s a new year, why not start the year off right with a new idea. So, what’s this new idea you might ask?? Well we are toying around the idea of a delivery service that will bring a new seasonal inspired container every spring, summer, fall, and winter. That’s right. You could sign up to have a fresh container garden delivered to your home every new season. So, before we dive into the dirt we wanted to see what our customers thought of this idea! Please take 1 minute to share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below! Thank you!
1. Would you be interested in a delivery service that brought you a new container every season?
2. If the product were available today, how likely would you be to buy the product?
3. Would you be interested in a container every season or just in May and November?
4. What size container best fits your needs?
Please leave your answers in the comments below! Thank you!