PLAINS, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and garden centers all over the region are hoping for great weather to boost sales.
And that includes one shop that’s back open after it closed because of the pandemic.
“We’re here because of a long-time dream,” Jerry Pogzeba stated.
Jerry Pogzeba and Amos Valenti are lifelong friends turned business partners. Both are thrilled Perennial Point Garden Center in Plains Township, is once again filled with color. Like this unique house plant, the Bolivian Jew or this vibrant Blue Lobelia.
“We have a great selection of really unique things that you’re just not gonna be able to find other places,” said Amos Valenti.
Perennial Point reopened just three weeks ago, after a two year hiatus. The Garden Center on North River Street, originally opened in 1995 by Beverly Turner. Jerry and Amos are now continuing her legacy.
“I managed it for 20 years and I decided to take it over after she retired,” said Pogzeba.
Pogzeba says the weather this spring hasn’t been exactly garden-friendly. But hopes it turns for Mother’s Day weekend.
“People are very excited to get into gardens and start planting and bring color into their gardens,” Pogzeba said.
Their entire selection is stocked by Pennsylvania growers. There’s no shortage of flowers in the Garden Center ahead of the holiday weekend, but they suggest perennials.
“Well, this is Perennial Point so we are known for our perennials first. We would suggest people to buy a really nice perennial plant because it’s gonna last a year after year in planning a garden you should have color and all times of the year,” Amos Valenti explained.
Hanging baskets are always a popular option this time of year. Even a succulent may be a great gift if mom is not so garden-friendly. No matter mom’s preference, This Garden Center is back and ready for you to stop by.
“Basically just getting stock in getting set up making a beautiful for people come down and enjoy,” said Pogzeba.
Perennial Point is open Thursday through Sunday and hopes to be back to seven days a week eventually.