We’ve been officially closed for several days now, and this week seems an appropriate one to relay our appreciation for another successful year at Pondside.
Our customers, of course, are what make our success possible, and we try never to lose sight of that fact. And we continue to be amazed at the enthusiasm, loyalty and kindness of the many gardeners who’ve found a home with us over the past four years.
To our novice gardeners, many of whom are new to the area and have never gardened before: welcome and thank you for your patronage. We love helping introduce you to the world of horticulture and seeing the passion you bring to this most rewarding avocation.
To gardeners of long experience: many of you have mature gardens with very little room for new plantings, but we learn so much from you, and we’re thrilled when we can grab a moment to “talk plants”. . . you inspire and sustain us.
To our local garden designers: your knowledge and creativity are truly impressive, and we thank you for the opportunity to work with you, whether in plant selection or landscape installation. And we really love it when your eyes light up to see a plant we stock that you can’t find elsewhere!
And to our landscaping and maintenance customers: our heartfelt gratitude for the trust you place in us to improve and maintain your properties. We’re constantly striving to upgrade our service, our professionalism, and our responsiveness, and we appreciate your continued support and your understanding of the challenges we face as a privately owned local business in a very competitive field.
So please enjoy the upcoming holidays, and the downtime ahead, with some relief from garden chores. We’re already planning and ordering for 2017 (more on that in an upcoming post) and although the garden center is closed, we can still be reached by phone or email to discuss future projects and schedule consultations.
The truth is that for those of us who really love working with plants and growing things, there’s never an end to the season. Dormancy, rest, regeneration of spirit and energy. . . yes, of course. But an end? . . . never.