Flower Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept credit cards?

We do! We accept all major credit/debit cards.

Do you sell flowers at all your locations?

No. We only have flowers available at 7 of our locations: the home farm (Lowell), Marietta, Vienna (WV), Maple Ave. Zanesville, Athens, Lancaster, and Smith Farm Market (Columbus).

How long will you have flowers?

We carry flowers from mid-April until mid-June.

Do you sell Gift Cards?

Yes.  Gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount you choose. Purchase them at any Witten Farm Market or contact the office at 740-984-4009 to have one mailed to you.

Do you have a rewards program for your flower customers?

Yes we do!!  Our Flower Power program offers customers $30 off their flower purchase and a FREE Witten’s t-shirt when they spend $300 in flowers at any of our locations.  To join the program, ask one of our team members for a flower power card.  Receive a punch for ever $20 you spend. Once you have all the flowers on your card punched, you will receive your $30 discount and we will mail you one of our fun flower shirts.

Do you carry shrubs or roses?

Currently we do not carry any shrubs or roses, but we have a great selection of perennials, or even annuals if you like to change up your landscape from year to year.

Can I buy just one or two veggie plants?

Our veggie plants come in 4-packs and unfortunately we cannot break them up; you must purchase the whole pack. However, we are working on a new way of selling mix-n-match veggie plants for those customers that are looking for variety instead of quantity. Check back soon!

Do you have Wave petunias?

We do!  We carry 3-4 varieties of Wave petunias.  However, when it comes to trailing petunias, we mainly use and recommend the Supertunia series.  We feel that supertunias are more vigorous growers and work better in hanging baskets and containers.  But we know variety is the spice of life, so we carry numerous choices for trailing petunias including wave, supertunia and surfinia varieties.  We try to offer the options with the best growth habits that will lead to a successful growing season.

How many plants do I need for my container?

If you are planting your containers with 4” pots, we recommend the following:

6”- 8” container: 3 plants

10” container: 4-5 plants

12” container: 5-6 plants

16” container: 8-10 plants

If you need some help, you can always bring your containers to the market, where we can design and plant them for you.

What does sun/ part-sun/ part-shade mean?

If a plant is labeled Sun, it needs direct sunlight for 6 or more hours of the day. Part sun plants need 3-4 hours of sunlight a day. Part shade plants need 3 hours of sun or less a day.

How many plants do I need for my container?

If you are planting your containers with 4” pots, we recommend the following:

6”- 8” container: 3 plants

10” container: 4-5 plants

12” container: 5-6 plants

16” container: 8-10 plants

If you need some help, you can always bring your containers to the market, where we can design and plant them for you.

Can I plant these sun plants in the shade?

We don’t recommend it.  If sun plants don’t get enough sun, they will stop blooming. We suggest you follow the light requirements on the tag due to the chance the plant may die and your investment will be wasted.

If I don’t want impatiens, what are some other shade plant options?

There are various types of begonias like tuberous or rex, some bright colored coleus, torenia, oxalis and you can’t go wrong with a Dragon Wing Begonia.    

How often should I water?

This depends on the size of your plants and the weather. As a general rule, the hotter the temperature gets, or more foliage the plant has, the more it will drink. In summer, you will probably need to water sun plants every day. If you have a succulent or a plant with rubbery leaves, it will drink less and prefers it a little dry.

How often should I fertilize?

It’s a good rule of thumb to fertilize once a week. Miracle Grow does a great job.

Can I reuse last year’s soil or container liner?

You can definitely reuse liners if they are still in good shape, but we recommend using fresh soil with replenished nutrients.

What is the best soil to use for my container?

Any brand of potting soil is fine. As long as it’s nice and airy and allows for good drainage. If you have trouble remembering to fertilize, you could purchase one with slow-release fertilizer.

Does this plant come back every year?

That depends if the plant is an annual or perennial. Annuals bloom all summer for one season only.  Perennials have a shorter bloom time, but come back year after year. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine between the two.

Can the plants in hanging baskets be divided?

We don’t recommend separating the plants in the hanging baskets or containers. Not that it can’t be done, but the plants in our hanging baskets and containers have been growing together for a substantial amount of time.  The roots have intertwined and grown around each other, and trying to tear them apart could cause damage to the root systems.

Do you have any ground covers?

We carry a few different perennial ground covers including creeping phlox, stonecrop, wooly thyme, pink chintz thyme and english thyme.

Why are your prices higher than big box garden centers?

We are family owned and operated, and pride ourselves on growing a high quality, local product, while at the same time creating jobs for our communities.  A small operation like ours, does not have the ability to compete with the prices of a big, nationwide box store. But we work hard to provide our customers with an excellent shopping experience and top notch customer service.  And in terms of quality and design, we think that we blow them out of the water, so to us, the extra cost is worth it.

Address

Farm Address: 16670 State Route 60, Lowell, OH 45744
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13 Beverly, OH 45715

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Hours

Farm Markets OPEN DAILY

8am - 7pm