Summer Sizzles at Greenstreet Gardens
For more than 40 years it was known as Apple House. The garden center, just off the intersection of King Street, West Braddock Road and North Quaker Lane, in Alexandria’s Fairlington neighborhood, was a community
Then it was gone. The rows of plant tables stood vacant; the indoor plant greenhouses contained only silence and emptiness.
But, to paraphrase a famous quote from Mark Twain, reports of the center’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Now, with the commencement of the 2012 gardening season, not only have the lights come back on but also it is glowing with color, new offerings in plants and outdoor decor, and the expertise to enhance the capabilities of both amateur
and experienced home gardeners.
This February, just as the 2011/2012 non-winter was inching toward spring, Raymond and Stacy Greenstreet of Lothian, Maryland, found the location they had been searching for to expand their horticultural business into Virginia. Read more
Greenstreet Gardens Rolls Out the Fun Sunday for ‘Tracey’s Day’
This Sunday, Greenstreet Gardens will host the 10th annual “Tracey’s Day,” a FUNdraiser that benefits Tracey’s Elementary School.
The carnival-style, family-friendly affair has something for everyone. For the kids, there are cow-train rides, balloon blasters, sno-cones, face painting and lots more. It is open to the public, so grab your kids—and the neighbor’s too—and come on over.
Greenstreet Garden’s Jumping Pillow will be open for the event.
Throughout the event, adults can shop for garden supplies and plants including annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. A percentage of the day’s plant sales will be donated to Tracey’s Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
Over the past 10 years, Tracey’s Day has raised some $15,000 for the school.
In honor of the 10th anniversary, Greenstreet Gardens will turn on its Jumping Pillow, a massive moon bounce reserved for special occasions and Greenstreet Gardens’ Fall Festival. Read more
Greenstreet Gardens – Creating Beauty in South County
It’s never too early to start thinking about creating, improving, or simply enjoying your outdoor space, and a great place to start is Greenstreet Gardens in Anne Arundel County. Located on 65 acres in Lothian, MD, Greenstreet Gardens (the retail side of Greenstreet Growers, Inc.) offers everything you could possibly need to be successful in your garden and create your own outdoor paradise!
Owners Ray and Stacy Greenstreet purchased the farm in 2000. It began as a wholesale operation referred to as a “rooting station” – a place where starter plants are created and shipped to other growers. Ray and Stacy decided it was a great place to put down their own roots, not only in the business sense, but in a family sense, too! In 2005 they opened Greenstreet Gardens, a full-service year-round garden center and gift shop, where you can find annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, outdoor décor, and a selection of local art, pottery, wood works, yard ornaments, tools, and more! Greenstreet roots about 8,000 varieties of plants from across the world in their greenhouses and ship them to locations across the country. They also sell finished products for local landscape contractors and homeowners. Read Full Article
Harvest aplenty and amazing corn mazes
Examiner Correspondent: By: Marie Gullard | 10/19/08 3:00 AM
More than any other season, fall draws body and spirit toward the wonders of Mother Earth, whether in the bursts of flaming color or the bounty of reaped fields. Pumpkins and pots of mums fill roadside stands teeming with customers.Corn husks seem to be the iconic symbol of the season. Scarecrows are transported from the vegetable patch to the lamp post or front porch. Apples and cider rule. All flourish in the crisp air under a vivid blue sky.In response to the need for body and spirit to be closer to the action, farms everywhere open their gates to throngs of nature lovers. Hence, the pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes. Read Full Story
Lothian’s Corn Maze at Greenstreet Gardens Opens SaturdayFriday night outdoor movie kicks of fall festival that includes corn maze, moonbounce, corn pit, underground slide, hayride, scary trail and more.
Edgewater.patch.com: By Mitchelle Stephenson
The Greenstreet Gardens Fall festival is weekends only starting Sept. 24 and running through Halloween. Entrance is $11 for children and adults; $8 for senior citizens and members of the military with ID. That covers:
The Underground Slide. Enjoy a bumpy ride down the underground slide; the kids LOVE it!
Pick-a-Pumpkin. Every customer gets to take home 1 bowling ball sized pumpkin.
Cow-Train. Little ones will especially love a ride buckled up on the cow train. The ‘cows’ bump along on a 5 minute route right next to the greenhouse and right back to mom and dad.
Corn Maze. Our Corn Maze is 5 acres of twists n turns, with a tailor-made design each year to match our theme.e. Read Full Story
Community Service Awards: Gene Hall Community Service Award
The Gene Hall Community Service Award was established by the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce (SAACC) in memory of Deale Electric Company owner, Gene Hall, who was known for his “Sense of Humor, Generosity and Commitment to the Community.” Full Article Click here
ChesapeakeFamily.com Article on Tomatomania!
Tomato lovers unite! Tomatomania! is back for the 3rd year in a row at Greenstreet Gardens Saturday and Sunday April 30th and May 1.175 varieties of rare, classic and brand new tomato plants at your fingertips, grown right here in South County. The aisles are crammed with every size, shape, color and taste you can imagine.The “tomatomaniacs” and Greenstreet’s knowledgable staff are here to help you with everything you’ll need to make your tomato season a huge success, including pots, organic lobster compost fertilizer, stakes and enthusiastic expert advice including Mike McGrath, Your Garden Guru from WTOP Radio. Seminars will be offered throughout the weekend with Mike McGrath speaking at 1:00pm on Sunday May 1st. Full Article Click here
Local Garden Center Named Northeast Regional Winner by Today’s Garden Center Revolutionary 100
Lothian, MD, (1/6/10) – Greenstreet Gardens joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top independent garden centers when it was named one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 and the Northeast Regional Winner. … Read more
Bay Weekly (Volume XVII, Issue 52 ~ December 24 – December 30, 2009)
Joining the Revolution… Read more
Southern Maryland This is Living (Volume 9, No 2)
Containers Equals Instant Gardens… Read more
Chamber Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists
Greenstreet Growers, supported by the Southern AA County Chamber of Commerce.. Read more
Greenstreet Gardens Aquatics
GreenstreetGardens — May 05, 2010 — Aquatics Professional Shaun gives a preview of fish and pond materials available at Greenstreet Gardens… Watch Interview
TomatoMania at Greenstreet Gardens
GreenstreetGardens — May 01, 2010 — Interview with Tomato Maniac Scott Daigre by Greenstreet Gardens owner Ray Greenstreet…. Watch Interview
Bay Weekly Amazing Maize Mazes
Amazing Maize Mazes … Read more
Around South County: Local landscaper honored for community service
Ray Greenstreet, owner of Greenstreet Gardens at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian, has been quietly giving back to the community for years. On April 19, the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce honored Ray with their annual Gene Hall Community Service Award during the monthly Business After-Hours Mixer, hosted by Reilly Benefits, Inc., in Deale. Read Full Story