Walters Gardens introduces EZ Scapes

Our company has grown from a small farm of less than five acres worked by just a few men to a multimillion dollar corporation with over 200 employees, 1,500 acres of land, and 500,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Over 15 million perennial liners are shipped annually to independent garden centers, wholesale growers, landscapers, and municipalities across the US and Canada. Each year, approximately 100 new items are added to our catalog of over 1,000 bare root and Elle Plug perennial liners. We understand the tremendous importance of offering superior product value, reliable service, and marketing tools for our customers. In the past decade, Tuincentrum Wolters. has also made great strides towards sustainable perennial production.

Our selection is wide and our helpful staff is ready to advise you which plants will be happiest in your garden. News coverage in the food/agribusiness section of MiBiz is made possible by advertising support from Dan Vos Construction Company. Dan Vos Construction strives to serve people and to enhance life, while maintaining long-term relationships with customers, sub-contractors and employees.

Lakeshore Advantage Corp. assisted the company in securing local resources for the project. If you are lucky enough to live in our delivery catchment area then our friendly delivery team will be delivering your order. They will contact you prior to your delivery to confirm a suitable date.

Orders shipped via our local delivery service will vary in charge and be specified at checkout. The delivery charge is based on the items that you are ordering and the total cost of your basket at checkout. This is calculated automatically but we have some information below to help with any potential questions. All furniture and barbecues will be sent on a pallet service unless otherwise specified.

First, point-of-purchase materials, including posters and banners designed to explain the program. Second, customized handouts with the planting plan, variety information and care tips. This new program from Proven Winners Perennials is looking to help IGCs and homeowners bridge the gap on the basics of landscape design. EZ Scapes™ take recipes of 3-4 perennials and pair them based on similar growing conditions and creating continuous seasonal interest. This continues with our delivery service, making a delivery to your door as hassle-free as possible.

Construction will begin this spring and the company expects to retain five existing jobs and create 50 new jobs. Four acres of automated greenhouses also are part of the expansion plans. The EZ Scape handout can be customizable with the plants the retailer sells. The Walters Gardens team has sample handouts available at the company’s Cultivate’21 booth, as well as detailed fact sheets showing the benefits of the program to the retailer and the homeowner. Darwin Perennials and Walters Gardens have introduced some incredible new plants over the last several years.

In addition to offering Proven Winners Perennials, Walters Gardens, Inc. will continue to provide their customers with a broad range of over 1,000 varieties of perennials, ornamental grasses, vines and groundcovers. All plants offered by Walters Gardens will continue to be sold as bare root and plug liners through their existing sales networks. Zeeland, Mich., and Sycamore, Ill. – Last week, Proven Winners and Walters Gardens announced a new strategic partnership to market perennial varieties under the Proven Winners brand name. The goal of this new partnership is to help growers and retailers increase sales and improve profit margins by selling larger quantities of their best perennials.

When plants wake up during spring, it’s such an uplifting time of year and you’ll want to ensure you get the most from your spring plants until the early summer flowers take over. This color guide is packed with helpful information for green industry businesses who are growing and merchandising perennials. These perennials will be widely available at retail in 2024, but might be found as early release items or in industry production in 2023. Walters has illustrations of the plants in the collection, so if a retailer has three of the four, the missing variety can be swapped out. That would be a difficult task with photographs but the illustrations make it possible.

Proven Winners partnership with Walters Gardens started in 2011 and is continually growing. — Walters Gardens Inc. is investing $9.15 million to expand its operations in Zeeland Charter Township with a new 40,000-square-foot greenhouse. Walters Gardens Inc.’s 40,000-square-foot expansion project in Zeeland Township.

Zeeland Charter Township on Tuesday also approved a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption for the expansion. All of the varieties in this presentation are available exclusively through Darwin Perennials Vegetative farm as URC or through the Young Plant Network as liners. If you’re interested in the program, contact a Walters Gardens sales representative at or Walters Gardens has created a way for its retail garden center partners to hang on to those new gardeners that picked up the hobby during the pandemic. We stock a wide range of garden plants here at Walter’s Greenhouses and Garden Centre. From annuals, that are fabulous every year you plant them to Perennials that keep bringing you joy year after year.

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