At Bluestone, along Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio, we maintain over 250,000 square
feet of greenhouses filled with over 3 million plants. Although we
don’t currently have display gardens, we do have thousands of
visitors come and browse our retail
year. It’s a great way to see hundreds of varieties all
alphabetized on tables. Find out where we’re located! Or,
enjoy our virtual tour below.
Customers can reach us
by phone, fax, standard mail, or online. We process our orders daily
and indicate a two week shipping window which gives us flexibility
in dealing with Mother Nature. Customers may choose their shipping
day, and can modify their order right up until we start to process
We propagate over 3
million plants a season, roughly half by seed and the other
vegetatively. Here are some seedlings being shifted up to their
final size, and some astilbes being divided. Our plants are started
in heated houses with hot water circulating through the floors.
Later they will be moved out to cooler houses to harden-off before
Our mail order picking
area doubles as a retail store. If you get the chance to visit, you
can see over 1,000 varieties all alphabetized and available to take
Groups of orders are
picked all at once to save our feet. They are separated and checked
over before heading into our posting area. Here the orders are
closed up, documentation for each state added, and posted via
Priority Mail, Fed-Ex, or UPS. Over 1,200 boxes can post through in
a day – you might even see these plants later at arboretums,
botanical gardens, or public gardens and amusement parks.
Here's a picture of the crew! Hope you enjoy
our plants as much as we do...We sure have fun growing them.