FAQ – Meadow View Growers

Frequently Asked Questions at Meadow View:

  1. What are your seasonal hours?
  2. Why are you closed Sundays?
  3. What Percentage of the plants sold do you grow?
  4. Do you offer landscaping? 
  5. Do you offer delivery and installation?
  6. Do you guarantee the plants you sell?
  7. What is “special” about plants grown at Meadow View?
  8. How often should I water my plants?
  9. Do you have any plants that grow in the shade?
  10. Do you have any new plants that I can grow?
  11. How often should I fertilize my plants?
  12. When is it safe to plant annuals in the spring?
  13. Something else?

What are your hours of operation for each season?

January – February

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Closed New Year’s Day

March  – mid April

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

mid April – first week June

Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturdays: 7am – 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Memorial Day: 7am – 5pm

second week June – October

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 7am – 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Closed July 4, Labor Day

November – December

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Why are you closed on Sundays?

We love to give our team a day to relax and recharge after working hard all week. For many of our work family and guests, it is also a day of rest and worship and forms part of honoring faith. To expand options, we will soon be opening our doors longer hours on weekdays and Saturdays as well as broadening our online offering. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your support and we will see you in the greenhouse!

What percentage of your product is actually grown by Meadow View?

Over 80% of the plants we sell are grown in our greenhouses here in New Carlisle. We also purchase a few specialty plants from other sources occasionally.

Do you offer landscaping?

No; at the present time, we do not offer this service. However, we will be happy to assist you with a sketch for a functional design and/or recommend a reputable local firm that can help.

Do you offer delivery and installation?

Yes. Meadow View is happy to deliver and install plants purchased from us. There is an extra charge for this service. Stop in and speak with an associate for more details.

Do you offer any guarantee on the plants you sell?

Yes: our Green Thumb Guarantee is as follows:

MVG Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, and Roses Guarantee:   If at any time during the current growing season you are not completely satisfied, simply return the item with your receipt for a full replacement.

MVG Tree & Shrub Guarantee:  

  • Trees and shrubs are guaranteed for 1 full year from the purchase date.
  • Replacement will be made one time at original purchase price.
  • Return the entire plant, with roots, along with your cash register receipt for replacement of equal value.
  • Exclusions from 1 year guarantee include: Trees and shrubs not planted in the ground or discounted 25% or more, roses, crape myrtle, butterfly bush, perennials, grasses and annuals.

Those who have MVG install their trees or shrubs earn an additional 1 year guarantee on their plants.

Meadow View reserves the right to void guarantee if plants were damaged by neglect, animals, abuse, improper care or planting.

What’s so “special” about plants grown at Meadow View?

We strive to offer the healthiest, most attractive plants on the market. By paying close attention to many details, our staff of plant lovers nurtures our crops from seeds, cuttings or divisions until they become a saleable size. Our belief is that if our customers start with purchasing healthy, vigorous plants, then they will grow and prosper in your garden to provide the results you are seeking.

How often should I water my plants?

Most container-grown plants purchased at Meadow View only need watered when they dry down. If the soil feels moist when you insert your finger up to the first knuckle, don’t water. A thorough watering is suggested when plants first start to wilt and the soil feels dry to the touch. Drainage is very important so excess water escapes the container. Plants should not be allowed to sit in a saucer of water for more than 15-20 minutes. For further information, stop in and ask one of our friendly staff.

Do you have any plants that grow in shade?

Yes. We have a great assortment of perennials and annuals that will perform in the shade. Check out our online shade plant tip sheet or stop in and ask one of our friendly staff.

Do you have any “new” plants I can grow?

Yes. Each year we try many new varieties of plants. Our experimenting helps us develop real winners and keeps our selection fresh each season.

How often should I fertilize my plants?

Annuals – We recommend incorporating slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote when planting and using a water-soluble fertilizer, such as Miracle Gro or Jack’s Classic, each time you water for the first two weeks after transplanting annuals. The water-soluble fertilizer gets the plants off to a good start and the slow release continues to feed gradually throughout the growing season. An occasional watering with water-soluble fertilizer throughout the season ensures good healthy plants.

Perennials– Water-soluble fertilizer is recommended to get your perennial plants established. Application of a slow release fertilizer is a good idea for the first growing season after planting.

When is it safe to plant annuals in the spring?

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map official frost-free or “safe” date for planting most annuals in our area is 
May 15. Pansies can be planted as early as March, as they are tolerant of frost and freezing and actually perform better in cool weather. Petunias, snapdragons and dusty miller also have frost tolerant characteristics and can be planted before May 15.

More questions?

For more answers and ideas, or give us a call 937.845.0093.