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July 12, 2018 Hesston RecordJuly 12, 2018 Hesston Record

Stone Creek Getting Set For Spring Planting

Posted 3/23/2017

Hesston Record Staff

Stone Creek Nursery is gearing up for a busy spring as warm weather has brought shoppers in to the business earlier than usual.

Owner Kirby Martin said he is optimistic about this year’s sales.

“People are feeling good about everything; the economy is doing better. I think people, for the most part, are pretty up-beat about stuff.  I don’t know if that means people are going to spend more - we haven’t hit that time of year - but people over all feel good about what’s going on right now,” he said.

Martin said throughout the winter months, Stone Creek staff have worked hard to give their building a brand new look and is excited about changes made at the business.

“The highlight is the re-decoration. It’s a little more open.  It allows for people to get around and see the whole store,” he said.

In addition, Martin said there are several new products for garden enthusiasts and a five-step program for residents wanting the perfect lawn this year.

“We have some new solar lights I think are pretty cool.  I have some new terrarium stuff to do-it-yourself terrariums for succulents. We have some fairy garden pieces to go with that.  We have some metal chimineas that are very cool,” he said.

Martin added there are dozens of new perennials and annuals for growers looking to add variety to their flower gardens.

“I have a great rep that helps me out.  We get updates on all flower trials. People see what the response is to them and have tested them the last year.  There are thousands of new ones,” he said.

However, Martin said when advising customers, he errs on the side of caution.

“I’m always a little leery of the new plants because you don’t always know how they are going to do here,” he said. 

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