Open House 2015

Open House

There will be pop and popcorn, drawings for prizes, and our knowledgeable, helpful & friendly staff are always available to help you.

Trees, shrubs, plants and gifts have been arriving weekly. We’d love to help you with your gardening and landscaping needs, so just ask us for some help.

The Gift Store is at Capacity! Pottery 10% off


JoAnn has pottery 10% off.  We have received a large supply of new pottery, so stop out early while the selection is at its peak. Sale good April 6 – 19, 2015.Slide4We have several new vendors this year – here are a few of their products:
Slide2All Kitras Art Glass products can be displayed inside or outside. Use some fishing line in a window, a ribbon on an ornament stand, outside in a tree branch or garden hool  Check out

Slide1JoAnn has the store packed to capacity with colorful, fun and unique items for your gardens, homes & landscapes.
We have 10 greenhouses, an expanded nursery and extensive landscape materials, beckoning customers to explore the possibilities.BLUE

2015 HOSTA OF THE YEAR –  ‘VICTORY’  –  (Zilis/Solberg  2003) / Color – Variegated  / Size – Giant (30″ht x 70″w) /  Habit – Upright / Bloom – White  /  Parent – sport of ‘Elatior’2015 Victory Hosta

Shiny green center with a margin that changes from greenish yellow to creamy white by early summer. Smooth texture with thick substance. Near white flowers on tall scapes in mid-summer. An outstanding specimen or background plant. Vigorous.

T-shirtsWe have these great t-shirts this year.  There are many different sayings and many sizes. (We sell them at a lower price than you can find them on that online computer retailer




Cedar River Garden Center Cookbooks are here. From garden to table, CRGC staff and friends have contributed hundreds of recipes to the cookbook. These make excellent gifts.



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Cedar River Garden Center Gift Cards make an excellent gift. You can get them in any dollar value. We can even take your order over the phone and mail the card back to you.

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Cedar River Garden Center where we strive to keep an extensive variety of materials on hand at every-day low prices.

Warmer weather is making its appearance

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Our potatoes and onion sets are in.  We are expecting our onion plants the week of April 13.

JoAnn has an incredible mix of new items for the Gift Shop.  Feel free to come on out. JoAnn has decided to put all pottery at 10%.

Our Bulk Seed & Seed Packets are well stocked for those of you who like to start your vegetable and flower seeds and/or gardens.

Our yard is fully stocked and we are plants are growing more every day with the warmer, sunnier days.




Open House is just 5 short weeks away ;-)

We just wanted to give you some hope given the icy covering in the Palo/Cedar Rapids area today. Our Open House will be May 2-3, which is just a little over 5 weeks away.  I know it doesn’t seem possible with the ice covering everything this morning, but plants are growing nicely in the greenhouses and each week we will be receiving more plants as we prepare to help you grow beautiful gardens and landscaping this year.

Meanwhile – enjoy the beauty that ice creates on some of the vegetation and materials around Cedar River Garden Center – and yes, that is the one and only miniature iris blooming on the property and covered with ice.

Ice to Spring 5 weeksWe are still open limited hours – roughly 10-2 Monday – Friday.  Feel free to give us a call to see if we are here at other times so you can stop by.


Limited Hours Mon – Fri 10-2

Limited Hrs 10-2 MFWe are open limited hours Monday – Friday roughly 10-2. Feel free to call ahead 319-851-2161. We have all of our Bulk Seed and most of the seed packets in. We have peat pots and Organic Seed Potting and Planting Mix.  We are in the process of setting up the store – you are welcome to look around, go in the greenhouses and see the plants in their growing stage. Stop in for your taste of spring.
If you need a touch of Spring, the heat in the greenhouses is wonderful especially with the sun shining and the smells of soil and plant material are so refreshing. You are welcome to come out, catch up with us and see the plants and gifts.
20150309_144723_resizedOr come check out some of the exciting new gifts. Just pardon our unpacking the many shipments of new items we have arriving.
We look forward to seeing you soon. This is such an exciting time of year.

Closed for the Season – See You in the Spring

Closed for Season - See you in SpringEven though we will be closed for the season, we will be available to provide you Gift Certificates for your Christmas giving as well as load and/or deliver bulk materials.

Gift CardFor gift cards please call:  Margy @ 319-851-2161 (leave a message and we will return your call) or Faye @ 319-721-1384.

For bulk materials, please call:  Dan @ 319-533-1663 or call 319-851-2161 and leave a message.

We want to thank everyone for a great year! We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring.


Our last week for the season

This is our last week for the season! So stop in to see our incredible deals for you. We want the plants to be happy in the ground, so we are offering 30, 40, 50% off. We will be closed beginning Monday, November 3 and opening again sometime in the Spring.aerial 5

With the Fall weather brings us closer to closing for the season …

This is the time people ask – when will we be closing for the season. We are tentatively planning on being closed beginning Monday, November 3, however, it always depends on the weather.

If you need something in November – bulk material, gift certificates, please feel free to contact us at 319.851.2161 or call Dan at 319.533.1663.

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We can mail out gift cards for your gift-giving needs if you need one, just give us a call.  Thanks again for all your support this year!Gift Card

Fall Sale-abration Time is Here!

In appreciation of our loyal customers, Dan has said “Let’s give our customers discounts throughout the Garden Center,” so …Fall Salebration web

♦ Loretta has put ALL PERENNIALS 50% OFF

♦ Justin has put ALL NURSERY STOCK 30% OFF (trees, evergreens, & shrubs) and 40% OFF (roses, flowering quince & redbuds)

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♦ JoAnn has discounted Pottery, Birdbaths, Bird Houses, Birdfeeders at 30% OFF and has many other discounted gifts so stop in and check them out (tables & chairs, garden stakes, …)

Bulbs sale webStop in and check out the incredible deals we have for you!!


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