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"Our goal at Westview Farms Perennials & Herbs is to provide an atmosphere that is 'beginner friendly,' with selection to tempt the seasoned gardener."
-Kay & Lee



"The bleeding hearts we purchased from you are at least twelve years old now. It must be the quality of your stock as I'm embarrassed to say how little I do to prepare or condition the soil for planting. They just seem happy." -Kathy De Kuiper



Westview Farms is our business but it's also literally our home. Our 5000 square foot covered retail sales areas are located on "the old ball field" adjoining our home, historic Westview School, a 140 year old two-room school house.



"Lee & Kay Ver Schure, owners of Westview Farms Perennials & Herbs, freely share their expertise with beginning and seasoned gardeners alike."



As long time customers Julie & Jack Ridl say: "It's simply not possible for Lee and Kay to offer you anything but the finest quality of plants. They couldn't get outta bed if they did anything less."

Kay & Lee Ver Schure, garden center owners
Our Plants Grow!

Well, duh! It sounds so simple but it's really the crux of what we do. Twenty years ago we decided to start a nursery business even though we had virtually no horticultural background or education. Looking back we still wonder "what were we thinking?!?!" But the greatest benefit of our leap of blind faith was that we had no preconceptions about the "right" way to grow perennial plants. Because we didn't know the rules and were forced to learn by experience the plants, themselves, became our teachers.

The plants themselves taught us what they wanted or needed, what they liked and did not like. Believe me they are very clear about those things. Trial and error may not be the easiest way to learn, but it made us become astute observers of plant behavior.

Learning from the plants, we developed our own unique Westview Farms growing style: to simulate actual natural garden growing conditions in our greenhouses. Our plants receive no supplemental heat or light that would force too early growth; overhead irrigation is kept to a minimum to simulate natural cycles of rain and drought. Fertilization, too, is kept to a minimum. Our plants are never junk food junkies that expect their new owners to support an expensive fertilizer "habit."

Holland Michigan retail nurseryTough Love
Even though we sometimes refer to our plants as "our babies", and you might even occasionally catch us talking "baby-talk" to them, we do not coddle them. We do love them but we know that when they leave here, they have to be ready to survive and thrive in the real world. When planted in the right location our plants' requirements are few.

Our Goal is to provide you with lean, mean growing machines that graduate from pots to garden with no transplant trauma. You too will come to know that

Our Plants Grow!

WESTVIEW FARMS, LLC Perennials & Herbs is proud to be a member of the following fine organizations:

  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Michigan Invasive Plant Council
  • West Michigan Independent Garden Retailers

 

As long-time customer Kathy De Kuiper says: "If you haven't been to the greenhouses, it is a must visit. It will inspire you; we never visit without finding an addition for our flower beds. Lee & Kay have provided us with valuable information and many useful hints over the years. They are always patient and have been right on the money as to what plants will work in which spots."

 

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Native Michigan plantsYou can get here from there! Seven approaches by land: click on the location below that best reflects the direction from which you'll be coming to get a Yahoo! Map and Directions.

Allegan, Michigan
Grand Haven, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Holland, Michigan
Saugatuck, Michigan
South Haven, Michigan
Chicago, Illinois

 

 

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