As garden centers operating during the coronavirus pandemic implement safety measures for their employees and customers, things are looking a little different at the IGCs around the Garden Center headquarters in Ohio. When our staff went out to buy supplies for their own gardens and landscapes, they took some snapshots of the new normal.
Both customers and employees were wearing masks at Dean’s Greenhouse. Like many garden centers, Dean’s is how offering customers the option to shop online, in person or by phone.
PHOTO BY MATT MCCLELLAN
A customer sporting a mask chats with an employee in the native plants section at Cahoon Nursery & Garden Center. With lots of room to browse and shop outdoors, many garden centers are seeing great traffic and sales this spring.
PHOTO BY MATT MCCLELLAN
Garden Center magazine Art Director Stephanie Antal shops for hanging baskets for Mother’s Day gifts at Maria Gardens Center.
PHOTO BY STEPHANIE ANTAL
At Maria Gardens Center, curbside pickup and home delivery are options, but customers can still come into the store. Here, an employee waters a hibiscus plant while wearing a mask as a safety precaution.
PHOTO BY STEPHANIE ANTAL
Customers in masks pick out some basil plants at Maria Gardens Center.
PHOTO BY STEPHANIE ANTAL