This post-Thanksgiving week holds several opportunities to save, share and be creative with fresh greenery and more. Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving weekend, the first very busy days of Christmas tree sales, S’mores by the Campfire, and introducing Mona the Elf!

Through Sunday, Dec. 3rd, our Home for the Holidays Sale continues with 25% off All Lifelike Christmas Decor, Pre-lit Trees and Christmas Theme Gifts.  Our selection is unique and plentiful.  Stop in to choose some treasures for your holiday home and make memories at Grandma’s!  Sale excludes fresh/live/cut items and Thymes® fragrance products (the ones that make your home smell JUST like a Christmas tree and a few others).

Trees for Troops Year #11 is underway and we’re half way to our goal.  Can you help us fill a FedEx truck with 100 fresh-cut Christmas trees for the U.S. Army families at Fort Hood, TX?  Price is still just $30 per Fraser Fir, and you can tag with a personal Christmas greeting or we’ll tag for you if you would like to place a phone order at 937-885-2740.
FamilyReceivingTree
The Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx will deliver their 200,000th Trees for Troops Christmas tree this year!  Founded in 2005 and supported by Grandma’s Gardens as a tree seller since 2007 (we’re the only Ohio location this year), this organization delivers the spirit of Christmas one tree at a time.  What a nice way to say “Thank You” for the sacrifice made by our enlisted troops and their families.  See www.treesfortroops.org for more info.

Have a “ride” in our antique sleigh and create a unique memory to preserve.  You and your family and well behaved pets are welcome to use our sleigh for pictures.  No charge, but donations to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be accepted.
AustralianShepherdsInSleighI_2017Once again we’re collecting donations for the families served by the Warren County Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter.  Deliveries will be made as the boxes are filled, through Sunday, Dec. 10th. Keeping in mind that some of their clients may be staying at the shelter, living with relatives while looking for new housing and possibly working with a legal advocate during court proceedings, we made a call to find out any particular needs this year.  A special request was made for:
Children’s Underwear
Socks — Adult & Children
Women’s Bikini Underwear – 6,7,8
Women’s Briefs – 9 and up
Slippers – Adult & Children 
Diapers – all sizes
Paper Goods:  Tissues, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Toy needs are being taken care of by the Toys for Tots program and local charities.
Thank You so very much if you can help.  There’s a wrapped collection box in the Gift Shop.
_________________________________________________________________
IMG_7670

Emily’s Porch Pot Workshops were fun and productive!  Over 30 beautiful evergreen creations are now gracing the homes of our crafty attendees.
TWO MORE WORKSHOPS (several spaces open) and a FAIRY GARDEN PARTY (limited space): RSVP to pre-pay please, 937-885-2740 or stop in the Gift Shop……
Sat. Dec. 2nd, 1PM  Create a Decorated Evergreen Wreath, $40 includes all materials, supplies and instruction by Marybeth, or just a refresher for our “regulars”.  Completed project can be 24-36″ in diameter depending on your needs.  Plenty of natural accents, pine cones, etc. We’ll have homemade Spritz cookies and fudge too!  Workshops always include a coupon and a door prize entry.
wreathworkshopworkers     IMG_7797 (Medium)
Sun. Dec. 3rd, 1PM  Create a Decorated Evergreen Centerpiece, $40 includes all materials, supplies and instruction by Karen Poole. Completed project includes natural accents, ribbons and a candle, usually rectangular at least 24″ long or you can make it more round.  Perfect for buffet, dinner table, entry, etc.

Sat. Dec. 9th, 1PM  It’s our Christmas Fairy Garden Party!  $40 per garden includes everything you need to create a merry miniature garden complete with seasonal accessories and a fairy!  Emily and Donna will collaborate on this one for instruction and treats. Refreshments, a coupon and door prize entry — always for our workshop and party attendees.

Please call NOW to reserve your space(s) and save the date for fresh, fragrant and festive FUN!

 

 

Nov. 24th is Purple Friday at Grandma’s Gardens. All shoppers can enjoy FREE Pancakes & Sausages from 9AM to Noon during our Early Bird Storewide Special of 20% off ALL* Regular Price in-stock merchandise.  3 Hours Only:  Save in EVERY* department 9-12.  Includes Vera Bradley® and Life is Good®. 

Our Home for the Holidays Sale is even better on Purple Friday.  All Day, 9a-6p SAVE 30% on ALL Lifelike Christmas Decor, Christmas Theme Gifts* & Lifelike Trees!  

*A few exclusions:  Fresh-cut or Live Christmas Trees, Greens, Plants, Porch Pots and Arrangements.  Thymes® fragrance items also excluded.

Our Gift Card Promotion is ON.  With each $50 card you buy, you get a FREE $10 card valid after 1/1/18.

Local families and organizations will once again partner with Grandma’s Gardens/Christmas Spirit Foundation/FedEx to send the joy of Christmas to military families away from home — this year to Fort Hood, TX! One hundred fresh-cut Fraser Firs arrive at Grandma’s on Friday, Nov. 17th for our 11th season of Trees for Troops.  They will be for sale until 100 have been donated or December 3rd, whichever happens first.  Please come in to choose a $30 tree and tag it with your personal greeting, or call 937-885-2740 to pay by phone and we’ll tag one for you. Trees for Troops’ goal this year is to exceed 200,000 trees donated to military bases in the U.S.A. and overseas.  FedEx will pick up the trees on Monday, December 4th. More info about this highly rated 501(c)(3) charity here. 

Gardners_TreesForTroops2016 (1)

Ladies AND Gentlemen are invited to join us for these REALLY SPECIAL ONE-DAY DEALS:
9AM to 7PM……
20% off Storewide!  Save on all regular price in-stock non-Christmas items.
30% off Christmas Decor & Christmas Theme Gifts excluding fresh/live/bulbs and Thymes®.
60% off Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving Decor INCLUDING Fresh Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash.
Extra 10% off Clearance Barn Marked Prices.
Refreshments 10am-3pm.
Craft Demos 11am-4pm (watch our talented designer Karen create custom holiday decor).
With a $50 Purchase, receive a pair of cozy socks and $10 in Christmas Cash to spend later.
With any purchase, receive a door prize entry to take a chance on Gift Cards and Gift Baskets.
Those who bring a donation of women’s comfort or care items will receive another free gift!

Can’t wait to see you!IMG_4502

 

 

Fri-Sat-Sun: All Christmas theme Decor and Gifts are 20% off!  
except Thymes®  home fragrances 
Pre-lit Lifelike Christmas Trees 25% off!
We invite you to experience the beauty of the Christmas season as you get a sneak peek at our always unique and inspirational displays.  Our designers’ lifelike trees are decked out in a variety of themes for different decor styles and interests.  From earth tones to gold &  jewels, shabby chic to glitzy, dogs & cats to old-fashioned Santas, angels and fairies to girlfriends and snowmen,
—  we offer ideas for decorating and gift giving as found nowhere else but Grandma’s!
Fri-Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm: Refreshments including Melanie’s cookies and 
samples of specialty foods from our “Kitchen Room”. 

Shop our warm ‘n cozy Gift Shop and wintry wonderful Christmas Greenhouse!

We’re thanking our heroes this Veterans Day weekend by 
donating 5% of Saturday’s pre-tax sales to Honor Flight Dayton and putting out donation cans for any contributions that our visitors would like to add.
Honor Flight is a national network of volunteers which allows veterans of WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam and their guardians to visit their war memorials in Washington DC.
It costs $450 for one veteran to make this flight of a lifetime. 
 

Fresh-cut Trees, Greens, Wreaths, Roping and Bunches arrive Thanksgiving week.

We’re happy to share the fabulous news and say THANK YOU to all who nominated Grandma’s in the Dayton Magazine’s Best of Dayton survey. We are a nominee for Best Garden Center for the 4th year in a row after winning the title for the first 3. And this year we’re also a Best Landscaper finalist! The voting event is a blast — the Best of Dayton Party at the Convention Center, with SO many local companies sharing samples and discounts, entertainment and music. Don’t eat first! Here’s a link to the event page with all finalist names so you can see who might be sharing goodies. When ordering TICKETS (click on that word), please use the code FINALIST to save 50% with our gratitude. Hope to see you there! http://bit.ly/WPCoB6BODAYTON_Vote_2017_resized

It’s planting time! Stroll acres of Fall color and get expert advice from our friendly plant people. All Trees and Perennials are at least 25% off, some even marked down as much as 40% or 50%.  We have a huge selection of fresh nursery stock — shade, ornamental and flowering trees in containers or burlapped roots — sizes for all budgets and all landscapes.  Choose from thousands of beautiful perennials for sun or shade, quarts to 3-gallon pots. All Trees discounted up to 40% come with Grandma’s exclusive 2-year Tree Guarantee.  Look for selected Shrub discounts too.  We’ll do the loading or ask about planting or delivery.

TreeSectionPathAroundPond

EndcapBenchMandevilla081017  PerennialsEndcapSedumEtc081017

What a couple of totally far out coincidences —
Grandma’s Hippie Halloween Fundraiser falls on October 5th, National Do Something Nice Day AND the night of the Full Harvest Moon. Or Hunter’s Moon if you prefer.  Yes, the universe is lining up, and so are the splendiferous raffle items, for a cosmic celebration of caring at our beautiful garden center.  We’d like to say we planned it that way but it happens to be the first Thursday in October like every year ; )  Join us please, ladies!
GhoulsNightOut2017Flyer_SignUpdated092617