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If you’re looking for a Strange’s event that has already taken place, you’ve come to the right spot. Our past events are listed below.

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through some of our favorite varieties to get your succulent collection started. You’ll walk home from this workshop with your very own pot of succulents on which to practice your newfound knowledge.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

Houseplant Enthusiast Series Part 1: Basics for Beginners

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Excited about houseplants but don’t know where to start? Or do you suddenly have a growing collection but are overwhelmed with needing to know how to take care of them all? Our three-part series covers the basics you need to understand to get started with your new hobby. Each approximately one hour talk will cover a specific set of skills and will end with a small project or tool choice. Attend all three or just the ones you need!

Part 1: Basics for Beginners

Develop a solid foundation of skills for indoor plant care and learn reputable sources for further study. Practice selecting the right plant for your space & repotting by selecting from 5 different plants at time of class and replanting your choice into a terracotta pot (3 colors to choose from).

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (6” plant, 7” terracotta pot). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

***Participants in the Houseplant Enthusiast Series will be given a coupon for 20% off their houseplant and container purchase valid 7 calendar days from date of scheduled class (date of scheduled class counts as one day). One time use. Coupon will be given out at time of class purchase at the register.

Memorial Day Monday – May 27, 2019

Date: May 27, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Strange's Retail Locations

In celebration of Memorial Day, Strange’s will have modified operating hours on Monday May 27th, 2019.

Our Mechanicsville Turnpike Location will be closed for the day.

Our West Broad Location will be open between 9:00 am and 5:00pm in the Greenhouse, Garden Center & Nursery

Our West Broad Florist will be closed for the day for custom work or deliveries, the cash and carry cooler will be open for pre-made arrangements.

Early Closing – May 14th, 2019

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Location: All Strange's Location

Strange’s will be closing early for the day, Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 @ 4:00pm for the visitation of family and remembrance of Craig Gouldin, Vice-President of the Floral Division, Co-Owner and Brother of Bill & Cary.


 

GOULDIN, Craig Evans, 64, of Manquin, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Craig was preceded in death by his father, William Jennings Gouldin. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lisa Whittaker Gouldin; mother, Nancy C. Gouldin; children, Peyton Carrie Gouldin (Derrick), Evan Mitchell Gouldin, Kelly Nicole Gouldin; twin brother, Cary T. Gouldin; brothers, William J. Gouldin Jr. (Brenda), Thomas M. Gouldin (Greg); and sister, Jane G. Watkins (Tscharner); one grandchild, Linden. Craig is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other precious family members. Craig will be missed by many friends, especially his lifelong friend, R. Craig Evans. Craig was one of three brothers who owned and operated Strange’s Florist, which was started by their father. For over 45 years, Craig took great pride in providing beautiful flowers and excellent service. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and the great staff he worked with. When Craig found time away from work, he played golf or was in his vegetable garden. He also loved to spend time with his family, fishing with his twin brother or cooking for his wife and daughter, Nicole. Craig was a special man, always looking for ways to help others. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Via Club at Pebble Creek, 6069 Green Haven Dr., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Interment is private. Contributions can be made in memory of Craig to the King William Regional Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 215, King William, Va. 23086.

Central Virginia Iris Society’s 2019 Annual Show

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Join Strange’s and the Central Virginia Iris Society for an afternoon of education and stewardship! The Central Virginia Iris Society is proud to present their 2019 annual show ‘Living With Iris’ showcasing over 50 iris specimens. Come and celebrate these beautiful spring blooms with us!

This event is free and open to the public.

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 26th

Date: April 26, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is IDA

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 19th, 2019

Date: April 19, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is LAURA

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 12th, 2019

Date: April 12, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Strange's Retail locations

This week’s name is CINDY

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Strange’s Bloomin’ Days

Date: April 7, 2019
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Spring is in full swing and it’s time to get gardening! Join Strange’s on West Broad the weekend of April 6th & 7th as we kick off the spring season with a weekend of free classes, demonstrations, and sales sure to set you up for success!

Who Will Be There?

Central Virginia Iris Society
Richmond Rose Society
Richmond Beekeepers Association
Henrico Master Gardeners Association
Monrovia
Espoma Organic
Agriberry CSA and Farm
Pink House Farm
Tidal Creek Growers
Wild Earth Fermentation
Saunders Brothers

Sales (Saturday + Sunday)

  • 20% OFF Herbs
  • 15% OFF Fruits & Berries
  • $1.79 Warm Season Vegetables
  • 20% OFF Screening Plants
  • Spring Blooming Azaleas Starting @ $3.95
  • $9.95 8″ Flowering Annual Hanging Baskets
  • $1.69 4-Pack Annuals
  • Tropical Hibiscus Starting @ $12.95
  • Strange’s Grown Perennials @ $4.95
  • Assorted 4″ Hostas @ $4.95
  • 15% OFF Birdseed
  • 20% OFF Statuary
  • 20% OFF Bird Baths
  • 20% OFF Garden Benches
  • 10% OFF Espoma Fertilizer
  • 20% OFF Obelisks & Trellises

Free pH Soil Testing

Bring us a bag of soil and we’ll test your soil’s pH for free all weekend long.

Free Classes

[ SATURDAY ]

8:00 AM – Walking Greenhouse Tour

Kick off day 1 of Bloomin’ Days with a walk-through greenhouse tour guided by our knowledgeable staff! We’ll show you some of our new and exciting plant varieties for 2019 while also covering plants that best thrive in the RVA area. Coffee and donuts will also be provided.

9:00 AM – Back Yard Vegetable Gardening

Not all great vegetables grow on farms! We’ll share all the tricks of the trade for growing great vegetables in your own back yard, from tomatoes to eggplants and more. You’ll also learn everything you need to know to feed and support your veggies through the summer months!

10:00 AM – Boxwood Care

Modern-day gardeners are rediscovering boxwood, the backbone of many landscapes. They are evergreen, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and have been part of the family tradition at Saunders Brothers for over 60 years. Join Beth Anne from the Saunders Brothers team for an expert discussion on boxwood care.

11:00 AM – Early Spring Lawn Care

Let Anthony Koch from Wyatt Quarles will take you from lawn newbie to turf expert! He’ll cover everything from weed control to fertilization to make sure you have all the information you need to grow your own lush, green lawn!

12:00 PM – New & Exciting Plants for Your Landscaping

Are you tired of the same old trees and shrubs you see in everyone’s yard? Join Craig Bradley from Monrovia as he shares some new and exciting nursery plants sure to set your landscaping apart from the rest!

1:00 PM – Controlling Moles & Voles

Are you tired of planting something only to see it disappear almost overnight? Have you ever stepped into your yard only to sink down in a soft spot? If you are tired of seeing tunnels in your lawn, Anthony Koch from Wyatt Quarles has solutions for you!

2:00 PM – Back Yard Chickens

A growing trend for urban and suburban dwellers is raising chickens. Come and join Beth from Pink House Farm as she provides tips and tricks for keeping our feathered friends happy and bountiful. You’ll have fresh eggs on the table in no time!

3:00 PM – Beginner’s Guide to Edible Landscaping

If you want to have a great-looking yard and eat it too, consider the world of edible landscaping! Jay Burlison, owner of J.M.B. Greengardens, will walk you through incorporating edibles into your lawn and garden. He will cover areas such as selecting the best plants for your space, overall aesthetics, and how to choose plants for your growing conditions.

4:00 PM – Bee an Organic Gardener – Our Next Meal Could Bee Up to You!

Join Bonnie from Espoma as she explains how going organic can help save our pollinators!

[ SUNDAY ]

10:00 AM – Walking Nursery Tour

Kick off day 2 of Bloomin’ Days with a walk-through nursery your guided by our knowledgeable staff! We’ll show you some of our new and exciting plant varieties for 2019 while also covering plants that best thrive in the RVA area. Coffee and donuts will also be provided.

11:00 AM – Getting Started With Fruits & Berries

Who doesn’t like fresh fruit? Join experts from Virginia Berry Farm as they discuss what grows best in Richmond and how to take care of it.

12:00 PM – Deer-Proofing Your Garden

Deer can eat their way through your yard in a couple of nights if you let them. Craig Bradley from Monrovia will discuss what plants they hate, what plants they love, and how to prevent damage by using the right deer repellent.

1:00 PM – Back Yard Beekeeping

Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a back yard beehive, the Richmond Beekeepers Association is here to answer your questions and cover the basics on raising some of our favorite pollinators.

2:00 PM – Beginner Rose Care

Roses are the queens of the garden. But like any royalty, they can be a bit touchy! Join the Richmond Rose Society, as they teach you how to treat them properly so you can grow your very own award-winning roses at home!

3:00 PM – Organic Herbs: What To Grow & Why

Join Bonnie from Espoma as she explains tips and trick for growing organic herbs!

4:00 PM – Mushrooms for Beginners

Interested in harvesting your own mushrooms but have no idea where to begin? Join Mark Jones, owner of Central VA-based Sharondale Farm, as he demystifies the world of mushrooms and shows you how to get growing in your own back yard!

New Homeowners’ Guide to Landscaping Series

Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Landscaping can seem an overwhelming process whether you’re a new homeowner or someone that wants to refresh the look outside their home. Join Strange’s landscaping expert Kevin Cutlip as he breaks the landscaping process down step-by-step in this free, three part series of classes.

The class breakdown is as follows:

Saturday, April 6th @ 10:00 AM

Part 3: Make It Yours

Make It Yours
Now it’s time to make your yard truly yours. Find those cool specimen plants that will make your yard different and unique and reflect YOUR personal taste, not just the Jones’ . Pick a Japanese Maple, a weeping spruce or cedar, Mahonia, Exbury Azalea, Edworthia, Illicium, Flowering Cherry, etc. Plant on the edge of the yard or near a patio or deck so you can chat about it with visiting company/conversation topic.

Fine Tune
Cool perennials to accent foundation and walkway. Make a container, make two. Add inexpensive annuals for seasonal blasts of color. Fill in that shady or wet spot.

Plan For The Future
This is the last step. You’ve got everything the way you want it and now it’s just about upkeep and a final touch. Kids? Plant a tree or unique shrub together and watch it grow and change as they do. Second home/middle aged couple? Plant a shade tree to enjoy after retirement.

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 5th, 2019

Date: April 5, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Strange's locations

This week’s names are MADELINE or GERALD.

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – March 29th, 2019

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is EMMA.

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Strange’s Spring Preview

Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Pull on your gloves, sharpen your pruners, and ready your shovel because spring is right around the corner! Join us March 16th as we whip your spring gardening into shape with free classes, sales, and more.

Free pH Soil Testing

Bring us a bag of soil and we’ll test your soil’s pH for free all weekend long.

Kids’ Strawberry Planting (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

We’re not leaving the little ones out of the fun! Bring the kids and we’ll help them plant their very own take-home strawberry plant for FREE!

SALES (SATURDAY + SUNDAY)
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🌱 20% OFF Fruit Trees
🌱 15% OFF Weeks Roses
🌱 15% OFF Citrus
🌱 15% OFF Creeping Phlox
🌱 15% OFF Hellebores
🌱 $19.95 Lynwood Gold Forsythia

Free Classes

9:00 AM – Early Spring Vegetables & Microgreens

Are you tired of growing lettuce and want to try something different? We’ll share all the tricks of the trade for growing great early spring vegetables and microgreens this season. You’ll also learn everything you need to know to feed and support your veggies through the spring and beyond!

10:00 AM – New Homeowners’ Guide To Landscaping: Part 2

Part 2 in our New Homeowners’ Guide to Landscaping! In this second sessions we will cover:

Time to Dig Some Holes
Now that you’ve gotten rid of the old, it’s time to put in the new. Figure out your spacing. How much usable area along the front of your do you have? Put your “bones” in. What foundation plants will work for you? Decide what kind of “look” you want. Classic, fancy, color, conifer, broadleaf, deciduous?

Sick of Your Neighbors Yet?
Now that you’re settled in it’s time to block out your neighbor’s kids swing set. Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence while improving your landscaping.

11:00 AM – Early Spring Lawn Care

Veteran gardener Tom Rush will show you how easy it is to be a turf expert from weed control to fertilization. You’ll be growing your own lush, green lawn in no time!

12:00 PM – Getting Started with Fruits & Berries

Who doesn’t like fresh fruit? Learn what grows best in Richmond and how to take care of it. We’ll also talk about growing fruits & berries in containers if you’re short on garden space.

1:00 PM – Container Gardening 101

Strange’s very own container guru Susan Frakes will show you her secrets to creating containers bursting with color! Using trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials she will teach you how to create containers for every space in your yard.

2:00 PM – Greenhouse 2019 Spring Preview

We’ll talk about the myriad of new plant introductions for 2019 and show you some of our new favorite products and tools in the greenhouse.

3:00 PM – Make Better Neighbors with Screening Plants

Are you looking for a little more privacy in your yard? Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence and to improve relationships with your neighbors. We’ll show you what your screening options are based on sun, size, season, and more!

4:00 PM – How to Fill Your Garden with Early Spring Color

Join us for a comprehensive guide on how to jump start vibrance and color in your garden while it’s still chilly outside! We’ll share some of our favorite early spring plants and detail best care practices to make sure they stay happy and healthy.

 

#FreeFlowerFriday – March 15th, 2019

Date: March 15, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Both Florist Locations

This week’s names are LeAnne and Ethan.

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, exactly how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through different varieties and preview some of our new and exciting plants for 2019!

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

Foliage Fest – A Houseplant Celebration

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Calling all plant parents, current and expecting! Join us on March 2nd as we celebrate all things houseplant with a day of workshops, free classes, sales, and more. We’ll also be offering free repotting with purchase of a pot for new and old plants alike!

Spider Plant Giveaway

Be one of the first 100 attendees and receive a FREE spiderette (spider plant baby)!

Free Repotting

We will be offering free houseplant repotting with purchase of a pot for the duration of the event.

Instagram Raffle

Show the world your Foliage Fest fun and win a FREE 6″ Amazonian pitcher plant or 4″ intergeneric orchid!! Simply tag @strangesrva and use the #strangesfoliagefest hashtag in a single Instagram post by 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 3rd for a chance to win.

One post tagging Strange’s AND mentioning #strangesfoliagefest = one entry. Multiple posts do not constitute multiple entries. Each entrant can only win one prize. 6″ Amazonian pitcher plant and 4″ intergeneric orchid constitutes separate raffles – you will automatically be entered for both with one post. Only posts made between 3/2 and 11:59 PM 3/3 will be entered. Winners will be tagged in a post at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 4th and messaged to come pick up their prize.

Sales (One Day Only)

  • 20% OFF Foliage Plants
  • 25% OFF Cacti & Succulents
  • 15% OFF Containers (Buy a container and have your plant repotted for FREE!)
  • 20% OFF Indoor Blooming Plants
  • 15% OFF Citrus

Classes & Workshops

9:00 AM – Bonsai 101 Workshop

Learn the ancient art of bonsai from the roots up. We’ll cover some of the basic techniques such as wiring, training and pruning. We will also give you hands-on instruction planting your very own bonsai tree to take home.

Workshop is $15 per person & includes instruction + all materials (plant, soil, pot). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 15 people. Payment due at time of class.

9:00 AM – What’s #Trending?: New & Exciting Houseplant for 2019

Are you a collector, an enthusiast, or just want to know what that plant is popping all over your Instagram feed? We’ll share some of our favorite new and exciting houseplant varieties currently taking the world by storm.

10:00 AM – BYOT: Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $25 per person & includes all materials (container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 20 people. Payment due at time of class.

11:00 AM – Make Your Own Hypertufa Container (Until 3:00 PM)

Drop in any time between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to mold your own hypertufa container, a classic choice for succulent and miniature gardens! Limit one container per person.

12:00 PM – Miniature Gardening Indoors & Out

Join container expert Susan Frakes as she shows you how to make a great miniature garden for indoors or outdoors you’ll be proud to flaunt on Instagram. She will guide you through the best plants to use, tools you’ll need to get started, and other great tips and tricks.

1:00 PM – Houseplants 101

Join us as we give a crash course in the wonderful world of houseplants. We will cover areas such as fertilization, watering, common pests & problems, and interesting varieties.

2:00 PM – What’s #Trending?: New & Exciting Houseplant for 2019

Are you a collector, an enthusiast, or just want to know what that plant is popping all over your Instagram feed? We’ll share some of our favorite new and exciting houseplant varieties currently taking the world by storm.

3:00 PM – Indoor Blooming Plants 101

We’ll go over all of the varieties available to bring color into your home. Everything you need to know about light requirements, special care instructions, and what will work for your environment.

3:00 PM – Succulents 101 Workshop

Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, exactly how to propagate, and more. You’ll also walk home with your very own succulent garden so you can put all your newfound knowledge into practice!

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 20 people. Payment due at time of class.

4:00 PM – Citrus 101

Does your mouth water at the thought of lemons right off the tree? It’s easier than you think! We’ll cover general information on light requirements, fertilizing, common insect & disease issues, and the differences between varieties. You’ll be puckering up for fresh fruit in no time!

Virginia Orchid Society’s 13th Annual Orchid Show

Date: February 24, 2019
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us for The Virginia Orchid Society’s 13th Annual Orchid Show this February 22-24, 2019!

This event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy a variety of activities during the show including:
– Hundreds of orchids on display and for sale
– Orchid vendors
– Free workshops and lectures
– Guided tours
– Orchid art exhibit and sale
– Children’s activities
– Free orchid repotting

Hours of Operation:

Friday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Lecture Schedule:

Friday, February 22nd

2:00 PM: Growing Phragmipediums for Fun and Show
4:00 PM: Potting in Cypress Mix

Saturday, February 23rd

10:00 AM: Windowsill Growing
12:00 PM: Home Orchid Growing
2:00 PM: Choosing the Right Orchid to Grow in Your Home

Sunday, February 24th

1:00 PM: How to Grow and Bloom Slipper Orchids in the Home
2:00 PM: Cattleya Orchids

2 Hour Delay for Winter Weather

Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 8 am to 10 am
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Due to unpredictable road conditions throughout the metro Richmond area, Strange’s will have a two hour delayed opening on Wednesday 20FEB2019.  We will open at 10:00 am.

 

Please be safe tonight and early tomorrow morning if you must go out!

Mushrooms for Beginners

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Interested in harvesting your own mushrooms but have no idea where to begin? Join us as we demystify the world of mushrooms and show you how to get growing in your own back yard!

This class is free and open to the public.

Garden Bed Prep & Cool Weather Vegetables

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

It’s almost that exciting time of the year when we start to plant our spring vegetable gardens! Join Kevin Cutlip and learn how to get your garden beds ready and gain valuable knowledge in getting the most out of a cool season crop during the early spring.

This class is free and open to the public.

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, exactly how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through different varieties and preview some of our new and exciting plants for 2019!

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

BYOT: Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $25 per person & includes all materials (container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

Dog Days in the Garden 2019

Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

This one’s for the dogs! Join us with Kat Simons from Mix 98.1 in celebrating our fabulous community local dog organizations. Bring your furry friend on a leash to enjoy contests, raffles, demonstrations, and more!

All proceeds for this event will go to the Richmond Animal League!

Who is participating this year?

Richmond Animal League
Brittany Rose Photography
Caring Canines
Sprite’s Hero
Canine Companions for Independence
FETCH a Cure
Rise Phoenix Rise Inc.
Heart-n-Soul Animal Foundation
Dominion Energy Green Power
The Mia Foundation
James River Greyhounds
Greyt Love Retirement
Richmond Ruff House
SEVA GRREAT
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Artful Creations by Lorrie
Canine Adventure
Woofy Wellness Ranch
RedRidge Pet Market
Richmond Window Corp.
Moore Cadillac

Donations

Bring your donations and spread the love to our participants! We will have a ‘Donation Station’ set up at the event to receive the following items:

  • Clean towels/sheets/blankets
  • Leashes & collars
  • Dog food
  • Dog treats & peanut butter
  • Dog crates
  • Dog toys

While all raffle proceeds will go to RAL, items collected at the donation station will be split among our participating nonprofits & rescue groups at the end of the day.

Contests (See schedule for times)

Best Tail Wagger – If your pup knows how to shake it, shake it, show us their stuff!

Best Costume – Costumes are not just for Halloween. Let your canine show us their best look!

Best Trick – Does your dog have a trick or two up their paw? Here’s a chance to show them off!

Best Kisser – Put on the lip balm and pucker up!

Best Dancer – Show us your pup’s best dance moves!

Schedule

10:00 AMOpening Remarks by Richmond Animal League

10:30 AMCONTEST #1Best Tail Wagger! – If your pup knows how to shake it, shake it, show us their stuff!

Raffle #1

10:45 AMHear All About: SEVA GRREAT – Hear how you can foster or adopt a Golden Retriever rescue in need of a loving home!

11:00 AM – Hear All About: Caring Canines – Hear how therapy dogs provide comfort to those they visit.

11:15 AM – CONTEST #2Best Costume – Costumes are not just for Halloween. Let your canine show us their best look!

Raffle #2

11:30 AM – Hear All About: Pet-Friendly Houseplants – Learn which houseplants are typically nontoxic to your furry friend.

12:00 PMCONTEST #3Best Trick – Does your dog have a trick or two up their paw? Here’s a chance to show them off!

Raffle #3

12:15 PMHear All About: The Mia Foundation – Find out how they’re helping animals born with birth defects.

12:30 PM Hear All About: Virginia German Shepherd Rescue – Learn how they rescue abandoned and abused German shepherds, rehab them and find them new homes!

1:00 PM – CONTEST #4Best Kisser – Put on the lip balm and pucker up!

Raffle #4

1:15 PMHear All About: FETCH a Cure & Pixie’s Pen Pals – Cancer stinks, whether for humans or our fur babies. Hear how this organization can help make a difference.

2:00 PM – CONTEST #5 – Best Dancer Show us your pup’s best dance moves!

Raffle #5

Bonsai 101

Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Learn the ancient art of bonsai from the roots up. We’ll talk about the best plants to use for bonsai and cover some of the basic techniques such as wiring, training and pruning.

This class is free and open to the public.

Indoor Seed Starting & Seed Swap

Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Learn all the ins and outs to starting seeds inside so you can get a head start on the spring season. We’ll cover best practices for successfully starting seeds, tools & kits, best types of plant to start from seed, and tell you about some of our favorites.

Seed Swap: Feel free to bring in any leftover seed from the past two seasons (preferably labeled with variety & year) or extra seed you no longer need to exchange & trade for different varieties. We will also share some of our leftover seed from last year to help increase variety.

This class is free and open to the public.

Growing a Green Screen: Screening Plants

Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Are you looking for a little more privacy in your yard? Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence and to improve relationships with your neighbors. We’ll show you what your screening options are based on sun, size, season, and more!

This class is free and open to the public.

BYOT: Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $25 per person & includes all materials (container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

Winter Pruning & Storm Damage Repair

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Are you a pruning procrastinator? You’ll become a pruning pro after we teach you when, how, and what to prune in preparation of warmer weather! We’ll also cover reviving and rejuvenating your landscape in the event it is damaged during a winter storm.

This class is free and open to the public.

Winter Weather 12-14 January 2019

Date: January 13, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Strange's Retail locations

Update 6:00pm 13Jan19:

Due to freezing overnight leading to slick road conditions: Strange’s will have a delayed opening on Monday January 14th.  Strange’s will open at 10:00 am.

Please be safe in your travels tonight and tomorrow morning.

 


Due to the forecasted Winter Weather Mix entering the Richmond Metro area beginning Saturday Evening, 12Jan19 and continuing until late Sunday 13Jan19, Strange’s will be closed Sunday January 12th, 2019.

This is done in the interest of safety of our team and customers.

Please check back to this page for any potential updates.

Houseplants 101

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Have no idea how much to water your houseplants? Don’t know what houseplants are safe for your pets? Join resident houseplant expert Kaity Bevenour as she gives you a crash course in the wonderful world of houseplants. She will cover areas such as fertilization, keeping plants happy during the winter, common problems, and interesting varieties.

This class is free and open to the public.

Miniature & Fairy Gardening

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us as we show you how to make a great miniature indoor garden you’ll be proud to flaunt on Instagram. We’ll guide you through the best plants to use, how to care for it, and what tiny objects to use for adding interest.

This class is free and open to the public.

Holiday Hours (Christmas + New Year’s)

Date: January 1, 2019
Time: N/A
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3133 Mechanicsville Pike

On Christmas Eve, both Strange’s locations will close early at 4:00 PM.

On Christmas Day, both Strange’s locations will be closed for the holiday.

On New Year’s Eve, both Strange’s locations will close early at 4:00 PM.

On New Year’s Day, both Strange’s locations will be closed for the holiday.

We will resume normal store hours on December 26th, 2017.

Thank You!

2018 Wreath Making Workshops

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: Varies
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The best wreath is one that you make yourself… and Strange’s wants to help! Our elves will guide you through the process of creating your own evergreen wreath, from cutting to crimping, so that you can walk out with your very own handcrafted creation to hang on your door.

Cost is $30/person and includes instruction + materials. Classes cap at 10 people. Reservations can be made in person or by phone (804-360-2800). Payment is due at time of workshop.

Dates and times for the workshops are as follows:

Sat 12/1 
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

 Sun 12/2
11:00 a – 1:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Tues 12/4
10:00a – 12:00p

Thurs 12/6
10:00a – 12:00p

Sat 12/8
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Sun 12/9
11:00 a – 1:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Tues 12/11
10:00a – 12:00p

Thurs 12/13
10:00a – 12:00p

Sat 12/15
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Private classes are available by request, but sessions are limited!

Winter Weather 9-10-11 DEC 2018

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: All Strange's Retail locations

UPDATE 1930 10DEC2018 MONDAY

As of 730 pm 10 DEC 2018, Strange’s will have a 0ne hour delayed opening for 11Dec2018, Tuesday.  We will open at 9 Am.

 

 


As of 0915 Strange’s will be closed to the public for the the day 10DEC2018.  Deliveries for today will be rescheduled.  Greenhouse and Nursery staff, please call your supervisor in order to coordinate snow removal.

 


Due to the winter weather throughout the metro Richmond area, Strange’s retail locations will be closed for the remainder of the day 9DEC2018.

We will re-open at 11Am, Monday, 10DEC2018 so that there will be adequate time for VDOT to clear primary and secondary roads.

Enjoy the snow and please travel safe!

 

Christmas Shoppe Open House

Date: November 25, 2018
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3133 Mechanicsville Pike

Kick off the holidays the Strange’s way with our annual Open House! Visit either of our locations Thanksgiving weekend (11/23 – 11/25) to enjoy 25% off our entire Christmas Shoppe among other sales and specials. Other activities (only at West Broad) include:

  • Demos on bow making & wreath making
  • Photo opportunities
  • Annual poinsettia trial
  • Refreshments

Sales & Specials

  • 25% Off Entire Christmas Shoppe (Artificial trees/wreaths/garlands, ornaments, lights, picks, etc.)
  • 25% Off Ceramic Pots
  • 20% Off Birdbaths & Statuaries
  • 15% Off Windchimes
  • 15% Off Bird Feeders

Christmas Presale

Date: November 11, 2018
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3133 Mechanicsville Pike

Visit either Strange’s locations the weekend of November 10th & 11th and enjoy 20% off our Christmas Shoppe! Shop Richmond’s best selection of artificial trees, ornaments, garlands, lights, wreaths, picks, and more!

Fine Arts & Flowers

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: Thursday - Sunday
Location: VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Strange’s is proud to be the official floral sponsor of this year’s Fine Arts & Flowers!

Presented by The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with floral designs by the Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia, Fine Arts & Flowers is open to the public Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28 during regular museum hours.

Special events kick off on October 24 with Kaleidoscope of Flowers, a festive gala with dazzling lighting and colorful motifs that will transform the Atrium into a three-dimensional kaleidoscope of beauty. Other events, including renowned guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours, and workshops, give added dimension to this special exhibition.

Fine Arts & Flowers is presented by The Council of VMFA to support the inaugural tour of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.

Read more at https://www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/fine-arts-flowers/

Carnivorous Terrarium Workshop

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Build your own terrarium with a spooky twist – carnivorous plants! We’ll guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new tiny green world. Not only will you leave this workshop with a wealth of terrarium knowledge but a cute-but-creepy miniature garden just in time for Halloween!

Workshop is $30 per person & includes instruction + all materials (glassware, 2 carnivorous plants, 1 fairy garden ornament, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

Miniature & Fairy Gardening

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join container garden expert Susan Frakes as she shows you how to make a great miniature indoor garden you’ll be proud to flaunt on Instagram. She’ll guide you through the best plants to use, how to care for it, and what tiny objects to use for adding interest.

This class is free and open to the public.

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, exactly how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through different varieties and preview some of our new plants for 2019! Best of all you’ll walk away with your very own succulent garden so you can put your new found knowledge to good use!

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

Screening Plants: Making Better Neighbors

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Are you looking for a little more privacy in your yard? Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence and to improve relationships with your neighbors. We’ll show you what your screening options are based on sun, size, season, and more!

This class is free and open to the public.

Houseplants: Keeping Your Indoor Plants Happy During the Winter

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Your houseplants may be warm and cozy inside the home, but did you know they still require a little extra love through the darker months? We’ll provide some tips and tricks on how to keep your citrus and houseplants green and thriving through the cold months of fall and winter.

This class is free and open to the public.

Oh No, Deer! Solutions for Deer-Resistant Gardens

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us for an hour and learn how to keep deer out of your garden. Need a repellent or a list of deer resistant plants? We have those! We’ll also cover other critters like voles and squirrels. Bring your questions and problems and we’ll find you solutions.

This class is free and open to the public.

Great Groundcovers: Nature’s Carpet for the Great Outdoors

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Want a low maintenance planting? Have a shady area that you can’t get grass to grow in? Let us teach you about groundcovers and other low plants that are ideal for the Richmond area. Find out the difference between mondo grass and liriope and just how multipurpose ajuga can be.

This class is free and open to the public.

Orchid Care 101

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Can you never seem to get your orchid to rebloom? Starting to wonder if it’s time for a new pot? Join the Virginia Orchid Society as they cover the basics of watering, fertilizing, pruning, and more to ensure the longevity of your favorite elegant houseplant.

This class is free and open to the public.

Perennials & Shrubs for Fall Color

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us for a comprehensive guide on how to keep your garden colorful & vibrant through the colder months! We’ll cover the best shrub and perennial varieties for continued interest through fall and winter as well as best planting practices.

This class is free and open to the public.

BYOT: Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes all materials (open or closed container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & 3 terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

Controlling Moles & Voles

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Are you tired of planting something only to see it disappear almost overnight? Have you ever stepped in your yard only to sink down into a soft spot? If you are tired of finding tunnels in your lawn Strange’s very own Tom Rush has the organic solutions for you!
 
This class is free and open to the public.

Citrus for the Uninitiated: Growing from the Comfort of Home

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Have you always dreamed of having fresh lemons on hand for cooking? Does your mouth water at the thought of tangerines right off the tree? It’s easier than you think! We’ll show you the ropes for choosing the best citrus for your living space as well as how to keep it happy and healthy through the colder months inside your home. You’ll be puckering up for fresh fruit in no time!
 
This class is free and open to the public.

Hurricane Florence

Date: September 19, 2018
Time: All week
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

AS OF 9AM 13September2018

Strange’s is tracking the path of Hurricane Florence in order to best predict and plan for potential effects to our customers, employees and business.

Currently, there are no expected impacts to Strange’s in the next 48 hours.  As Hurricane Florence moves inland with a possible turn to the Valley of Virginia, we expect localized flooding in our Richmond service area due to the rainfall from the storm into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  This flooding may begin Monday if the storm track changes.

Please check back to this page for updates as we have them.  We will also update social media and the internal Strange’s Weather hotline as more information becomes available.

The current position and probable track are below:

 

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