The entire year is pretty much a blur.

In January, Peggy takes over
maintaining the Plant Database.

In spring, Josh joins DG
to help with landscaping.

In April, DG enters the national
Facebook American Express OPEN’s
Big Break for Small Business contest.

In June, Amex notifies DG
they are in the top ten and
a bi-coastal video crew descends on DG
to shoot the contest video.

In July, public voting begins and
an arduous two weeks ensue,
pounding both the physical and
digital pavement for votes.

In August, DG wins a Big Break
and Bud and Lisa fly out to
Facebook Headquarters in California
for an intensive two-day
one on one workshop
to learn how to
grow DG with social media.

As a result,
Learn.Share.Grow launches
its first Facebook community class.

“Gardenstock Art & Music Festival”
turns 3 and debuts the first byproduct
of winning the Big Break
by broadcasting the
Gardenstock Facebook page
live during the festival.

In September, “Chilifest” turns 6
and benefits Second Saturdays Art Happenings.
Nick and Courtnie of
Griffin Computer Repair
take Judges Choice
for their “Griffin Gut Bomb Chili”.

In October, the second
Learn.Share.Grow Facebook class happens
and a second video crew comes to DG
for a post Big Break video and
Second Saturdays kicks into high gear
with a projection installation by
Bruce Walters in downtown Dixon.

In November,
Sauk Valley Shop Small is born
and DG celebrates
Small Business Saturday
with over 50 area small businesses.

In December,
Facebook sends a video crew
to shoot a spot on DG
for the upcoming
FMC conference in NYC.

Then we collapse and try to regroup.


2020 Lowell Park Road

Dixon, IL


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By Appointment

Curbside Pick Up
Apr 1- May 31
Nov 15 to Dec 15 
Wed, Fri & Sat 10:00 - 5:00

Delivery Year Round



  • Curbside Pick Up

    Curbside Pick Up

    There are 8 tables that are assigned after your order is placed. We send out an appointment that details your time and table for pick up. Confirm this appointment.

    Look for two emails:

    1. Order Confirmation
    2. Appointment Email

    Appointments offered in 30 minutes appointment blocks. 1:00p, 1:30p etc.

    We try to get as close to your preferred Pick Up time as possible. Please confirm by clicking "Confirm Booking" link in your Appointment Email.

    If you need to change your appointment please call or message us on Facebook. Thanks!

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    Order Online. During checkout select "Delivery". Select your preferred date/time. Bud calls everyone to confirm. If you need a special date/time he'll take care of that request during the telephone call. Hope this helps!
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    Loyalty points show up during check out. If you have any to use you will see, "Pay Through Loyalty Point. Current Point Balance Is..."

  • Ordering Online

    Ordering Online

    We offer online shopping for curbside pick up or delivery depending on time of year.

    Check out Instructions

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    2. Select preferred date/time.
    Look for two emails:
    • Order Confirmation
    • Appointment Email
    Confirm your appointment.

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    Limited quantities. If you put multiples of an item you want and we only have one in stock an alert will pop up on the desktop site telling you it is out of stock. That means the quantity you selected is higher than the available inventory. For example, Tufa Troughs are all unique. There is only one of each. Each week we take an inventory and add back products that might show as sold out. We’re doing this so we don’t oversell by mistake. So our product availability will change weekly.

    iPad shopping. We learned that the pop-up screen where you enter your credit card info was a problem for some. At times the credit card fields were way at the top of the screen and some could not see where to enter their information when shopping on an iPad. This happened especially when they had big orders. If you have problems please message our Facebook Page. We’re learning right along with you and want to help.

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    How To Access Special “Thank You” Pricing

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    • Click “Forgot Password”
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