Dear Hydrangea enthusiasts,

Welcome to the May 2011 newsletter for Hydrangea Plus®.  

Maybe I should call this newsletter May and a half.  I fully intended to get this out before mid May but it’s been a busy month so far.  Weather has finally turned a bit warmer and I’ve been able to get outside and get organized for a bit.  VanHoose girls are playing softball and t-ball (with mom helping of course).  We are counting and counting to check and double check what we have left so visit the website.  I am really sold out of some of the favorites.  If you must have one, please email me and I will save one for you for Fall shipping.  Be sure to specify the size.

What’s Happening…

We are seeing buds forming on many of the cultivars.  Don’t miss out on some blooming hydrangeas this year.   Serrata and some of the earliest blooming macrophylla are showing off.  I will get out there and get pictures, when we have a few days in a row of sunshine. The spring season just hasn’t quite sprung yet but it has been trying these last few months.

Summer break is almost upon us.  We are trying to get the planting done, repairing more greenhouses, checking equipment and planting and propagating.  I’m not sure how many more balls I can juggle.  Thank goodness for my awesome crew!

Our spring overstock sale was a success!  I hope you were able to come and pickup some great deals on hydrangeas and the other plant material we grow.    This is our annual sale that takes place the two weeks before Mother’s Day every year.  We hold this annual sale at this time because it allows us to make room for new plants.  And, our local customers get some great deals.

We’re planting our new crop of hydrangeas now.  We shift the hydrangeas to a larger container and in just a few months, we’ll be back in stock with most everything in the 2 year and 3 year size.   I’m trying to plant some more of the 1 year plants as well.  We have some great hydrangeas on sale for $30 – See our category ‘On Sale Now’.  Let us choose a budding variety for you.

SALE and Free Shipping

We have 10% off all orders over $100. And, use Free Shipping coupon until the end of May just to save you some extra dough.  Free shipping for orders of $199 or more, good though June 1st.  It’s a goofy coupon so if you have trouble, I will adjust it at my end.  

The coupon code is FREE SHIPPING and use that in the coupon code section (below the shopping cart) once your order has reached $199.  You will not see the coupon activated and if there is an error, the top of the shopping cart will say, ‘you have entered the incorrect coupon code!’.  But, if you have trouble, just let me know and I’ll fix that for you at my end. (And you’ll get the 10% off too – can’t beat that deal!!)  Good for US address only.

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Working and office schedule

We’re shipping just Monday, May 23rd next week and Tuesday, May 31st the week following (due to Memorial Day).  I can’t believe that summer break is almost upon us.  We try to be in the office most mornings for questions and orders but don’t hesitate to email us from our website or leave a phone message.  We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Kristin VanHoose

Hydrangeas Plus®