elcome to Contrary Mary’s! We are a small, family-owned greenhouse located southwest of Chicago, and we specialize in unusual perennials, hostas, peonies, and unique fruits and vegetables that you won’t find at big chain nurseries. We can help you find the perfect plant for your sunny (or shady, damp, dry, etc.) spot to provide color and texture. Our plants are perfectly suited to our Midwest environment in Chicagoland; all of our perennials are hardy to at least Zone 5, and are plants that I think are excellent additions to everyone’s garden (gotta haves!)
Autumn has fallen!
It looks like we’re winding down, getting ready to experience another glorious fall! Our last day of regular hours for the season is Saturday, September 27, 2014. We will be open by appointment after that, so when you need gift cards, fun & funky succulents, or anything else we can help you with please just give us a call at (815)521-9535 to make arrangements!
Speaking of fall, now is the time to plant some perky and precious Peonies! We still have lotsa “gotta-haves” left and I would be delighted to suggest some stunning combos! Remember, if chosen correctly, you can have a show stopping display of fabulous Peonies for 5-6 weeks!!! What’s not to love about THAT??!
We’ve also added some more jaw-dropping, “OMG those aren’t really Daylilies are they” Daylilies! Pair them with Peonies and you can have a low-maintenance, high-impact landscape (AND you can take the credit…..I won’t tell!)
SOOOO….get planting! It’s gonna be a looooong winter……See ya soon!
We also have a new Sassy Sheltie Girl that would LOVE to meet you! Our Lovely Lass Lexie is a real doll and is keeping the boys, cats, and us on our toes!
ere located near the intersection of I-80 and I-55 (see us on a map!) To get to our farm and nursery from Chicago and suburbs, take Interstate 55 south to the Route 52 exit and go west (towards Shorewood). We are approximately 7 miles from that point. Once you reach the intersection of Route 52 and Ridge road (a 4-way stop), keep going straight. We are exactly 1.7 miles west, on the north (right-hand) side of Route 52. Our phone number at the Farm is (815) 521-9535.
As always, we are grateful for your loyalty, support, and patronage—we sure couldn’t do it without you! We can’t wait to visit with you at the Farm … see ya soon!!! Enjoy life, keep smilin’, and think green!