A Visit To Groovy Plants Ranch Is The Perfect Way To Nurture Your Green Thumb

I don’t exactly know when I decided it, but this year has become the year of gardening at our house. Sometime near week four of self-isolation, my husband and I decided that it may finally be time to expand our plant knowledge. We figured we’ll probably be spending a lot of time at home this summer and we wanted to make it as lovely and full of life as possible.

We’re not particularly unique in this. In fact, nurseries and garden centers have seen a noticeable boom in sales this year, as more and more people are spending extended periods of time at home. It makes sense. Gardening offers control over the tiniest little piece of the earth, and a chance to nature and feel productive. Those are emotions that aren’t always easy to come by in these stressful times.

In my quest to expand my gardening horizons, I finally took the advice of a friend and made the short journey up to Groovy Plants Ranch in Marengo. When we first pulled up, I was immediately struck by how bright and colorful the place is, and I don’t just mean the plants. Everything about the ranch is joyful and I knew it was the right place to be.

The Ranch is nestled into a 2-acre partially wooded property. The plant selection changes by season, with fruits and veggies, herbs, annual and perennial plants, pumpkins, house plants and more. The place is a plant lovers heaven. Honestly, it’s heaven whether you enjoy plants or not. The smells, the sounds of live music through the trees, it’s all insanely magical.

The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and they never hesitated to check-in and make sure that I knew where I was headed and what I was looking for. It could be that they just know when someone’s as clueless as I am around plants, but I think it’s just that they’re fantastic at their jobs and care about their customers.

If you aren’t ready to shop in person just yet, but you’ve still got the urge to workout that green thumb, you can order certain plants online. If you’re ready to get up there in person, you can see all of the steps Groovy Plants Ranch is taking to keep customers safe from COVID-19 right here.

Groovy Plants Ranch is located at 4140 County Road 15, Marengo, OH 43334. They’re open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first hour of business is reserved for Seniors. Groovy Plants Ranch asks that all patrons wear a mask when visiting.

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