Ahhh, tis the season! The sun is warmer, the days are longer and you’re itching to get outside and soak up all the Vitamin D.
Too bad we’re all supposed to be sheltering in place!
If you are one of the many, many people using this quality time at home to do a little gardening, but also want to avoid the crowded box stores like Home Depot’s and Lowe’s, may I suggest checking out Goudreau’s? You support a local business while simultaneously avoiding the crowds at the larger stores. It’s a win/win.
For all my CT readers, Goudreau’s is female owned and operated and is located in Danielson.
I went to check it out a few weeks ago when it was clearly too early to be buying vegetables but, at the same time, I was dying to do some planting. I picked out some Black Mamba Petunia’s, some strawberry plants and some cold crops like lettuce (or, more specifically, 4 different kinds of lettuce).
The garden center likely has everything you are looking for from flowers, vegetables and fruits to, god help me, succulents. I was VERY proud of myself for walking out of there without a new cactus plant. Shelly, the owner, did tell me as I was checking out that they had burro tails in stock, though. Those are my favorite and I have been looking to get another one since mine died a few years back when I abandoned it for Australia. So, I will definitely be making a return trip there soon!
Goudreau’s is open daily from 9 – 5. As everything is a bit up in the air right now, I would double check that before visiting, though. And don’t forget to bring your mask!