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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.

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → West Broad

Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Georgia Peach Truck arrives this summer with farm-to-street boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the freestone Georgia peaches from historic Dickey Farms!

Freestone peaches are the peak season varieties to buy in bulk because they separate freely from their pits for cutting in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Can or freeze a whole box of peaches at home, or share several boxes with friends, family, and neighbors!

One box of Rolling Freestones from Georgia Peach Truck is $46 and weighs approximately 25 pounds with about 65-80 peaches inside the box depending on the size of the peaches.

No advance order or purchase is necessary, and debit or credit cards are preferred for payment.

Independence Day Closing

Date: July 4, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Both Strange's Locations

In observance of Independence Day, both Strange’s locations will be closed on July 4th, 2018. Have a happy 4th of July!

Strange’s DIY Floral Design: Tropical Paradise

Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM || 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join our floral expert Stacy Smallwood as she walks you through handcrafting your very own floral arrangement! Learn the basics of floral design during this hands-on workshop as she guides you through the steps of selecting, cutting, & arranging flowers. At the end of the class you will walk away with a completed vased arrangement made by none other than yourself and the knowledge necessary to start arranging your own botanical masterpieces.
In this class you will be making ‘Tropical Paradise’. See image for reference.
Class is $49.95 (+ VA sales tax) per person. Cost of materials & instruction included. Class caps at 7 people. Minimum of 3 people required to hold class. In the event the class is cancelled we will contact you in advance. If class has not already been filled, sign-ups cut off on Wednesday, June 27th.
Click here to reserve & pay for your spot online!

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → Mechanicsville

Date: June 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Georgia Peach Truck arrives this summer with farm-to-street boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the freestone Georgia peaches from historic Dickey Farms!

Freestone peaches are the peak season varieties to buy in bulk because they separate freely from their pits for cutting in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Can or freeze a whole box of peaches at home, or share several boxes with friends, family, and neighbors!

One box of Rolling Freestones Georgia Peach Truck is $46 and weighs approximately 25 pounds with about 65-80 peaches inside the box depending on the size of the peaches.

No advance order or purchase is necessary, and debit or credit cards are preferred for payment.

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → West Broad

Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Georgia Peach Truck arrives this summer with farm-to-street boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the freestone Georgia peaches from historic Dickey Farms!

Freestone peaches are the peak season varieties to buy in bulk because they separate freely from their pits for cutting in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Can or freeze a whole box of peaches at home, or share several boxes with friends, family, and neighbors!

One box of Rolling Freestones from Georgia Peach Truck is $46 and weighs approximately 25 pounds with about 65-80 peaches inside the box depending on the size of the peaches.

No advance order or purchase is necessary, and debit or credit cards are preferred for payment.

Strange’s DIY Floral Design: Coming Up Roses

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join our floral expert Stacy Smallwood as she walks you through handcrafting your very own floral arrangement! Learn the basics of floral design during this hands-on workshop as she guides you through the steps of selecting, cutting, & arranging flowers. At the end of the class you will walk away with a completed vased arrangement made by none other than yourself and the knowledge necessary to start arranging your own botanical masterpieces.
In this class you will be making ‘Coming Up Roses’. See image for reference.
Class is $45.95 (+ VA sales tax) per person. Cost of materials & instruction included. Class caps at 7 people. Minimum of 3 people required to hold class. In the event the class is cancelled we will contact you in advance. If class has not already been filled, sign-ups cut off on Wednesday, June 20th.
Click here to reserve & pay for your spot online!

Strange’s Pollinator Extravaganza

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3133 Mechanicsville Pike

In honor of Pollinator Week swing by Strange’s on Saturday, June 23rd for our pollinator extravaganza! Enjoy 25% off pollinator-friendly plants*, classes on beekeeping & pollinator gardens, and complimentary snow cones.**

*With presentation of coupon (detailed below).

**Mechanicsville will have no classes or snow cones, only the sale.

Classes

10:00 AMBack Yard Beekeeping
Join Ed Mekalian of Hunny Bee Good and the Richmond Beekeepers Association as he shows you best practices for tending to the hive. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting your first back yard beehive, you’re sure to pick up some tricks of the trade from this local bee expert! Come with your best questions!

11:00 AMPollinator Gardens
Resident plant expert Kevin Cutlip presents some of Strange’s favorite pollinator-friendly plants so you can grow a pollinator haven for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more!

Sale/Coupon

Pollinator-friendly plants will be 25% off with presentation of a special coupon at the registers. You can either print the coupon and bring it with you or grab one at our receptionist desk.

Strange’s DIY Floral Design: Summer Time Garden

Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM || 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

***DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UPS HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH.***

Join our floral expert Stacy Smallwood as she walks you through handcrafting your very own floral arrangement! Learn the basics of floral design during this hands-on workshop as she guides you through the steps of selecting, cutting, & arranging flowers. At the end of the class you will walk away with a completed vased arrangement made by none other than yourself and the knowledge necessary to start arranging your own botanical masterpieces.

In this class you will be making ‘Summer Time Garden’. See image for reference.

Class is $33.95 per person. Cost of materials & instruction included. Class caps at 7 people. Minimum of 3 people required to hold class. In the event the class is cancelled we will contact you in advance.

To reserve and pay for your spot call (804)360-2800 and ask to speak to our floral department or visit us in person at Strange’s West Broad. If class has not already been filled, sign-ups cut off on Wednesday, June 6th.

Memorial Day Hours

Date: May 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

In observance of Memorial Day Strange’s will be open the following hours on May 29th, 2017:

West Broad St: 8:00a – 5:00p

Our Mechanicsville location will be closed.

Mother’s Day 2018

Date: May 13, 2018
Time: All Week!
Location: All Strange's Retail Locations

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, 2018!  Strange’s is here to help you make Mom smile this week. Shop online for a great Spring themed arrangement for delivery anytime this week.  Stop by one of our two retail greenhouses to pick out that perfect houseplant, blooming basket or bright blooming perennial perfect for Mom’s garden.

 

Central Virginia Iris Society’s Annual Iris Show

Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The Central Virginia Iris Society’s Annual Iris Show

Saturday, May 6th || 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Join Strange’s and the Central Virginia Iris Society for an afternoon of education and stewardship! The Central Virginia Iris Society is holding their annual iris show featuring new spring irises! Come and enjoy the new spring beauties!

Amazing Container Gardens

Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Turn that plain old pot into the centerpiece of your yard! Sit with us for a while and learn what it takes to go from everyday interesting to “WOW! Did YOU plant that?” We’ll share our knowledge of the best plants, fertilizers, and planting tips to get you going.

This class is free and open to the public.

Good To Grow: Warm Season Vegetables

Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

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

This class is free and open to the public.

Wildlife Habitats: Beautiful Butterfly Gardens

Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Butterflies and other pollinators are necessary for successful gardening. We will give you ideas on how to attract and keep butterflies in your garden so that you can learn how easy it is to butterfly garden!

This class is free and open to the public.

Dahlias: More Than Just Another Tall Plant!

Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Dahlias are one of the most underrated plants in the garden. They bloom in a rainbow of colors, grow to all different heights… and they are TOUGH. Let us teach you all the ins and outs of growing dahlias so you can enjoy some this 2018!

This class is free and open to the public.

March 21st Richmond Weather Event

Date: March 21, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: All Strange's Retail Locations

Richmond is expecting a winter weather event beginning Tuesday, March 20th in the evening and extending throughout the day on Wednesday Mar 21st.  Please be advised that we will make every effort to deliver arrangements and gifts in the Richmond Area, but may be unable to do to road conditions.

Please check back here for more information as the weather develops.

Strange’s Bloomin’ Days 2018

Date: March 18, 2018
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us at Strange’s on West Broad as we celebrate the coming of spring! Enjoy a weekend of seminars, demonstrations, and early bird specials sure to kick your spring gardening off to a fantastic start.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, March 17th

8:15 AM – Strange’s Garden Forum (+ Refreshments!)
From annuals to vegetables and everything in between, our panel experts are ready to answer all of your gardening questions. Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts while Strange’s certified horticulture experts help resolve your gardening dilemmas.

9:00 AM – Backyard Fruits & Berries
Who doesn’t like fresh fruit? Learn what grows best in Richmond and how to take care of it with expert advice from Virginia Berry Farm!

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, Inc. for over 60 years. Join Beth Anne from the Saunders Brothers team for an expert discussion on boxwood care.

11:00 AM – 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!

12:00 PM – Miniature Gardening
Learn how to plan, create and care for a miniature garden with living plants and mini garden structures!

1:00 PM – Deer Resistant Plants
Is your yard becoming a gourmet snack spot for hungry deer? Craig Bradley from Monrovia will show you what plants you can choose to discourage deer from dining on your garden!

1:00 PM – Growing Back Yard Herbs
Growing herbs at home is fun, economical, and good for your health! Laura’s Botanicals will explain the many healthy benefits for growing and using herbs in your everyday life.

2:00 PM – Backyard 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 show you how to succeed!

3:00 PM – Spring Container Gardening
Susan Frakes, Strange’s very own container guru, will show you her secrets to creating containers bursting with colors! Using trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials she will teach you how to create containers for every space in your yard.

4:00 PM – Garden Rose Care 101
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!

5:00 PM – Veggies for Decks & Patios
Don’t think you have enough space to grow a vegetable garden? Let us prove you wrong as we show you how to get creative with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, squash and more when space is at a premium!

Sunday, March 18th

10:00 AM – Spring Lawn Care
Let Anthony Koch from Wyatt-Quarles Seed Co. show you how easy it is to be a turf expert. From weed control to fertilization, Anthony will give you all the tips you need to grown your very own lush, green lawn.

11:00 AM – Stepable Ground Covers
Join Sandy from Sandy’s Plants as she shows you how to create that dream pathway, control weeds around borders, or go completely green with a lawn substitution with the awesome world of stepables!

12:00 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, Strange’s Tom Rush has the organic solutions for you!

1:00 PM – Backyard Chickens
A growing trend for urban and suburban dwellers is raising chickens. Come and join us as we explain how easy it is to keep fresh eggs on the table with just a few chickens in the back yard. It’s all about the basics!

2:00 PM – Organic Gardening
Join Bonnie from Espoma Organic as she explains how to go organic this year and grow a safer lawn and garden for your children and pets.

3:00 PM – Butterfly Gardening
Butterfly gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy your outdoor space. Local expert Rita Shultz (The Mail Ma’am) will share her secrets to best attract butterflies to your yard and garden!

Demonstrations

Free Orchid Repotting
Free pH Soil Testing
Composting
Beekeeping
Backyard Mushrooms
– Create your own starter log! $5.00 per person.
Backyard Vegetables

Who Will Be There?

Monrovia (Saturday Only)
Espoma (Sunday Only)
Henrico Master Gardeners
Virginia Orchid Society 
Central Virginia Iris Society
Richmond Daylily Society
Richmond Rose Society (Saturday Only)
Richmond Beekeepers Association
Saunders Nursery (Saturday Only)
Sharondale Farm (Saturday Only)
Sandy’s Plants (Sunday Only)
Wyatt-Quarles Seed Co. (Sunday Only)
Acme Stove & Fireplace Center w/ Big Green Egg (Saturday Only)
Tidal Creek (Saturday Only)
Wild Delight
Laura’s Botanicals (Saturday Only)

Specials

Early Bird Discount

Arrive before 10:00 AM on Saturday the 17th or before 12:00 PM Sunday the 18th and enjoy 10% OFF the entire store!*
*does not apply to existing discounts, sale items, deliveries, or floral arrangements

Weekend-Wide Specials

25% OFF All Concrete Statuaries, Bird Baths, & Benches
25% OFF Complete Selection of Houseplants [Mechanicsville is also honoring this discount]
25% OFF Encore Azaleas
15% OFF Weeks Roses
20% OFF Complete Selection of Fruit Trees & Berries
25% OFF Complete Selection of Citrus
$18.95 Forsythia (5 gal.)
$9.95 Carolina Jasmine (1 gal.)
25¢ Everbearing Strawberries (Bare root)
$1.49 Early Spring Vegetables (4-pack)
$1.49 Pansies (4-pack)
$2.95 Perennials (3.5 inch)
99¢ Herbs (3.5 inch)
$2.69 Mulch (Your choice of pine bark or hardwood, large nuggets or mini nuggets)
20% OFF Espoma Plant-Tone (Your choice of size – 4 lb, 8 lb, 18 lb, 36 lb)
$16.99 Fertilome Spring Lawn Care (Your choice – New Lawn Starter, Classic Lawn Food, Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food)

Early Spring Lawn Care

Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Get a head start on getting your lawn in shape this spring! Find out how to banish chickweed and crabgrass from your turf and learn what grass seed does well in Richmond.

This class is free and open to the public.

Creating an Edible Landscape With Fruits & Berries

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

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.

This class is free and open to the public.

Deerproofing Your Yard

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

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

This class is free and open to the public.

The Real Dirt on Good Soil

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Do you know what good soil consists of? Do you know what you can do to help your own struggling soil? We can teach you what to use and how to do it to help your yard look beautiful!

This class is free and open to the public.

March 2nd Weather Event

Date: March 2, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Due to high winds overnight affecting our Internet, phone and power lines, our Mechanicsville Turnpike location is experiencing degraded operations.

The Mechanicsville facility is currently unable to answer phones, but is assisting walk in customers.

If you need phone assistance, please call our West Broad location at 804-360-2800 .

We can also be reached via the “contact us” page here on the site, or emailing weborders@stranges.com

Preseason Garden Bed Prep & Cool Season Vegetables

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

This is two classes in one! Learn how to get your garden beds ready for warm season vegetables 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.

Rose Gardening From the Ground Up

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Roses are the queens of the garden. But like any royalty, they can be a bit touchy! Let us help you learn how to treat them properly so you’ll be rewarded with beautiful color all season long.

This class is free and open to the public.

Growing a Green Screen (Not a CGI!)

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Do you get along with your neighbors? Do you want a natural fence instead of a white vinyl one? Spend some time learning about your options for growing a live screen of evergreens. Learn about planting the right plant in the right place, how big you can expect them to get, and more.

This class is free and open to the public.

Bonsai 101 – Getting Started

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 like wiring, training and pruning.

This class is free and open to the public.

Valentine’s Day 2018

Date: February 14, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: All Strange's Retail Locations

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday February 14th, 2018!  Be sure to check our our selection of handmade, locally produced floral arrangements by clicking the link above.  Order early for delivery on Monday the 12th or Tuesday the 13th to beat the rush and have your crush enjoy their floral gift a few extra days!

New Plants & Products for 2018

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

Do you want to be the first on your block to plant the newest hydrangea? Or do you want the newest in tools? We’ll talk about the myriad of new plant introductions for 2018, and show you some of our new favorite products and tools.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dog Days in the Garden 2018

Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

This one’s for the dogs! Strange’s annual “Dog Days in the Garden” is a FREE dog friendly event with contests, demonstrations, and raffles for terrific prizes!
Join us with Kat Simons from Mix 98.1 in celebrating our fabulous community local dog organizations. And don’t forget to bring your furry friend along… on a leash, please!
All proceeds for this event will go to the Richmond Animal League!

Contests

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!

Who is participating this year?

Caring Canines
Guiding Eyes for the Blind – Richmond Region
Sprite’s Hero
FETCH a Cure
Rise Phoenix Rise Inc.
James River Greyhounds
Lu’s Labs
Richmond Animal League
Richmond Ruff House
SEVA GRREAT
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Abella Cakes
Canine Adventure
Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique
Monrovia
RedRidge Pet Market
Fuzzy Logic Dog Training
Pet Pleasers
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
Heart-n-Soul Animal Foundation
The Mia Foundation
Carolyn Kipps
Handiwork By Meredith

Schedule

10:00 AMOpening Remarks by Richmond Animal League

10:15 AMHear All About: Sprite’s Hero/Paws to R.E.A.D – Find how they are connecting dogs & kids to unleash their potential!

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

Raffle #1

11:00 AMHear All About: SEVA GRREAT – Hear how you can foster or adopt a Golden Retriever rescue in need of a loving home!

11:15 AMDemonstration: Canine Adventures – Find out about all the fun your pups can have!

11:45 AMCONTEST #2Best Costume – Costumes are not just for Halloween. Let your canine show us their best look!

Raffle #2

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

12:30 PMCONTEST #3Best Trick – Does your dog have a trick or two up their paw? Here’s a chance to show them off!

Raffle #3

1:00 PMHear All About: Heart-n-Soul Animal Foundation – Find out how they’re helping homeless animals as well as families with medical needs for their pets.

1:15 PMCONTEST #4Best Kisser – Put on the lip balm and pucker up!

Raffle #4

1:45 PMHear All About: Fetch a Cure/Pixie’s Pen Pals – Cancer stinks, whether for humans or our fur babies. Hear how Fetch-a-Cure can help make a difference.

Raffle #5

2:00 PMHear All About: Richmond Ruff House

Mini Gardens & Terrarium Plantings

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

Let us show you how to make a great miniature indoor garden or terrarium that you’ll be proud to show off and post on Pinterest. We’ll tell you the best plants to use, how to care for it, and maybe you’ll even find a little fairy or tiny building to add to it!

This class is free and open to the public.

Kickstarting Indoor Seed Starting

Date: January 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 show you the different ways you can successfully start seeds, show off some of the new seed varieties, and tell you about some of our favorites.

This class is free and open to the public.

Virginia Orchid Society’s 12th Annual Orchid Show

Date: January 21, 2018
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Join us for The Virginia Orchid Society’s 12th Annual Orchid Show this January 19-21, 2018!

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, January 19th

2:00 PM: Growing Phragmipediums for Fun and Show
4:00 PM: Orchid Species and How to Grow Them

Saturday, January 20th

10:00 AM: Growing Orchids in Window Sills
12:00 PM: Pest Control for Orchids
2:00 PM: Choosing the Right Orchid to Grow at Home

Sunday, January 21st

1:00 PM: How to Bloom Slipper Orchids…and Most Other Orchids!
2:00 PM: Basics of Growing Cattleyas

January 17th-18th Winter Weather

Date: January 17, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: All Strange's Retail Locations

1020hrs-18JAN18

As road conditions change, our Delivery Availability will change.  Delivery Drivers will do their best to safely make residential deliveries today.  Many roads are still icy which may delay receipt of flowers:

 

1830hrs-17JAN18
Due to overnight freezing conditions combined with the snowfall throughout the Richmond and outlying areas, Strange’s will have a Two Hour Delayed Opening on Thursday, January 18th, 2018.   We will open at 10:00am.

 

0700 hrs 17JAN2018:

Due to the winter weather moving in the Richmond and outlying areas and in the interest of safety for our delivery drivers, employees, their families and fellow Virginians, we will be CLOSED today, January 17th 2018.

Please be safe today if you must go out!

Growing the Best Houseplants & Tastiest Citrus

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

Spend an hour learning how to keep your houseplants thriving and beautiful, and pick up tips on how to grow fresh citrus at home. Bring us your problems and we’ll find a solution!

This class is free and open to the public.

Keeping Track of Your Plants With a Garden Journal

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

Have you ever had a great year with your garden and wanted to duplicate that success the next year, but you couldn’t remember what you planted or what fertilizer you used? Find out how to keep a proper garden journal, either online or on paper, and keep all your notes in one place.

This class is free and open to the public.

Winter Weather Information

Date: January 4, 2018
Time: All Morning
Location: All Strange's Locations

Due to the Winter Weather in the Richmond Area, Strange’s will have a 2 hour delayed opening today, January 4th, 2018.  We will open at 10 am.

We will also modify our delivery procedure for today as follows:

Hopsitals and Funeral Homes will be delivered as normal.

Orders for Residential delivery made before today will be completed as best as possible given the conditions in the neighborhood. ‘

We will not accept any new orders for todays delivery.

We will also be closing retail operations at 5:00pm so our team can make it home before any possible road freeze.

Please stay warm and drive safe!

 

 

New Year’s Eve Early Closing + New Year’s Day Closing

Date: January 1, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

On New Year’s Eve, Mechanicsville will close early at 2:00 PM. West Broad 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 January 2nd, 2018.

Thank You!

Store Hours Change

Date: December 26, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

On December 26th, 2017 both Strange’s locations will resume their normal operating schedule as follows:

Mon – Sat: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thank you!

Christmas Eve Early Closing + Christmas Day Closing

Date: December 25, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

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.

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

Thank You!

Wreath Making Workshops

Date: December 16, 2017
Time: Varies
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The best wreath is one that you make yourself… and Strange’s wants to help! For just $30 a person we 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. Classes cap at 10 people, so reserve your spot today with our receptionist! Reservations can be made in person or by phone; payment is due at time of class.

Dates and times for the workshops are as follows:

11/28 
10:00a-12:00p

11/30
2:00p-4:00p

12/2
10:00a-12:00P
2:00P-4:00P

12/3
1:00p-3:00p

12/5
10:00a-12:00p

12/7
10:00a-12:00p

12/9
10:00a-12:00p
2:00p-4:00p

12/10
1:00p-3:00p

12/12
10:00a-12:00p

12/16
10:00a-12:00p
2:00p-4:00p

Private classes are available by request.

Special Winter Weather Info

Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 5:00PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Strange’s West Broad will close early @ 5:00 pm today Friday December 8th, 2017 for winter weather in the area.  Our Mechanicsville location will remain open for phone calls until 6:00pm.

Please be safe as roads in the western part of the Richmond MSA are starting to get slick!

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
309 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

VAZ075-076-512-513-515-517-519-521-090415-
/O.UPG.KAKQ.WW.Y.0004.171209T0000Z-171209T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KAKQ.WS.W.0001.171209T0000Z-171209T2100Z/
Westmoreland-Richmond-Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-
Western King William-Western King and Queen-Western Essex-
Including the cities of Mechanicsville, Bon Air, Midlothian,
Richmond, Aylett, and Tappahannock
309 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
EST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Expect a mix of rain and snow to change to all snow this
evening. Rain may briefly mix back in late tonight. Moderate to
heavy wet snow expected. Plan on slippery travel conditions.
Total wet snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected
tonight into Saturday.

* WHERE…Portions of central and east central Virginia.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for wet snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

Strange’s Winter Wonderland Open House

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Join us at both Strange’s locations on December 2ND for a weekend filled with festive holiday cheer! Activities for the weekend include:
  • Photo opportunities
  • Holiday demos, classes, & workshops
  • Vendors
  • Christmas discounts*
  • Kids’ crafts

*Discounts continue through Sunday, December 3rd.

Do you like freebies? Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for special Strange’s baubles hidden amongst our winter wonderland during the Saturday event! Finding one could snag you anything from a free Christmas cactus to a $25.00 Strange’s gift card!

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We will be running the following discounts for the entire Open House weekend:

  • 25% Off Entire Christmas Shoppe (Artificial trees, garlands, ornaments, lights, & more)
  • 20% Off All Garden Gift Ware
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The Saturday December 2nd event schedule is as follows:

All Day:
Bauble Hunt (Until 6:00 PM)
Bow Making Demo (Until 3:00 PM)
Wreath Making Demo (Until 3:00 PM)
Kids’ Activity (Until 3:00 @ Broad, 2:00 @ Mechanicsville)

11:00 AM: Holiday Floral Decor

12:00 PM: Creating Holiday Containers

1:00 PM: Indoor Herb Gardening

2:00 PM: Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop
*$20 per participant, choose from 3 different succulent gardens. Workshop caps at 10 people per location. Call for details.

Also come and browse our pop-up Holiday Market from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM for seasonal crafts and goodies. Vendors for Broad include:

Vendors for Mechanicsville TBA.

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Keep checking back here or our event page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1271895636289725/) for an up to date vendor list, event schedule, and Christmas discounts!

Strange’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Shoppe Preview

Date: November 19, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3133 Mechanicsville Pike

Do you want first dibs on Christmas decor? Join us at BOTH Strange’s locations November 18th & 19th for the grand opening of our Winter Wonderland Christmas Shoppe! Enjoy 20% off the entire Christmas shoppe including artificial trees, ornaments, and more all weekend long.

Springtime in the Fall – Cool Season Reblooming Iris Show

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

You may think you know about irises, but did you know that reblooming bearded iris hybrids bloom in the spring PLUS additional flowering in the summer, fall, or both in hardiness zones 7 and cooler?

Come and discover one of gardening’s best kept secrets as the Reblooming Iris Society (RIS) & Central Virginia Iris Society from Region 4 of the American Iris Society presents “Springtime in the Fall – Celebrating Bearded Iris Rebloom!”

Any growers of cool season reblooming iris may enter their iris free of cost between 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. Entries can be viewed between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m.

Event is free and open to the public.

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Metro Blue

 
Developed by local reblooming iris breeder Michael Lockatell, Metro Blue is an American Iris Society 2017 Garden Award Honorable Mention. The North Chesterfield tall bearded introduction was one of three Eastern varieties and the only cool season rebloomer on a list of 819 entries to win this award.

ALSO FEATURING: Soda Fountain Shuffle

Gate of Heaven

For more information please contact Mike Lockatell at (804)647-4734 or CMarti8855@verizon.com OR Bea Bettinger at (804)519-1371.

American Iris Society Region 4
The American Iris Society 

Prepping Your Garden for Winter

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Keep ahead of Old Man Winter as we provide you with tips and tricks to keep your garden healthy through one of Virginia’s most variable seasons.

Class is free and open to the public.

The Art of Pruning

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00am
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!

Class is free and open to the public.

Mechanicsville Fall Festival

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike Richmond VA 23223

The Mechanicsville Turnpike location will be celebrating autumn with a two day Fall Festival.

Saturday, October 14th 9am-5pm
Sunday, October 15th 11am-4pm

Enjoy special events both days.  Including:

  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Children’s games and prizes
  • Grand opening of upstairs clearance section with savings of 10-70% off
  • Local vendors (Saturday only)
  • Pumpkins for sale with free painting station
  • Additional discounts on select regular priced items

 

 

Fall Fest

Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Celebrate the arrival of fall with the Strange’s family! Join us on October 7th at our West Broad location for all day classes and workshops, special deals, and family-friendly festivities.

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We will be running one-day-only specials on the following products for the duration of Fall Fest:

  • 20% Off Fall veggies
  • 20% Off Herbs
  • 25% Off Sun & shade perennials
  • 25% Off Shade & fruit trees
  • 25% Off #10 Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • 20% Off Birdseed/suet
  • 15% Off All Espoma Products
  • $9.95 Supersaver Bulb Packs
  • $9.95 Beautiful Blends Bulb Packs
  • $2.95 Field Trip Pie Pumpkins

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The event schedule is as follows:

All Day (10:00 AM – 3:00PM):
Pumpkin Painting
Scavenger Hunt

9:00 AM: Ask the Plant Doctor

10:00 AM: Fall Veggie Gardening

11:00 AM: Container Gardening for Fall

12:00 PM: Shrubs & Perennials for Fall

1:00 PM: Mole, Vole, and Critter Control

2:00 PM: Fairy Gardening

3:00 PM: Deer-Resistant Gardens

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Also come and browse our pop-up Fall Market from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM for seasonal crafts and goodies. Vendors include:

Melissa’s Simply Sweet

Hummingbird Gardens

Paper Rose Co.

Sweet Frog

The Wild Wander

Woodring Holler Creatives (Karen Lynn Woodring)

Pink House Farm

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Keep checking back here or on our Facebook event page for an up to date vendor list, event schedule, and special deals!

A Guide to Bountiful Bulbs

Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

With bulbs, your spring garden starts now. Come and visit for advice on how to set up your bulbs up for winter!

Class is free and open to the public.

Fall & Winter Color

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us for a comprehensive guide on how to keep your garden vibrant and colorful while the world around it is turning shades of brown!

Class is free and open to the public.

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