Paul and Jessica Sety, owners of Sety’s Ace Hardware, have expanded their product line once again to offer a wider variety of lawn and garden items and live goods through “Sety’s Garden Center” located on the south side of Main Street across from the hardware store.
The Garden Center Grand Opening will be Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to coincide with Sety’s Dirt Cheap Sale and 4th Annual Free Plant Exchange.
Jessica Sety said the new outdoor garden center will offer a large selection of regional and flowering plants along with gardening tools, supplies, and decorations. Products include annuals, perennials, geraniums, grasses, herbs, basket stuffers, vegetables, hanging baskets, color bowls, patio planters, shrubs, lilacs, trees, lots of soils, amendments, bagged bark, decorative rock, statuaries, tomato cages, and fire pits.
The Garden Center lot features a large greenhouse with pergolas marking the entrances, made by Paul Sety and installed by Barnard’s Building. Shelly Stevens designed the large entrance sign that Stickit Signs created.
As part of the grand opening event, local artist Terri Bailey of Artstone Garden Ornaments will display her large metal art sculptures and birdbaths. A smaller selection of her items will rotate throughout the season.
Sety said that she had always thought about how it would be nice to create a garden center, and the opportunity presented itself after the former city parking lot was purchased by Frank Sety in 2012.
The opening of the Garden Center coincides with the 4th annual free plant exchange to be from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Sety’s warehouse adjacent to the store. Bring indoor and outdoor plants to share, or just come for sharing garden knowledge over coffee and cookies. Sety said the exchange is bigger every year and becomes the place to be to talk gardens as the weather warms up.
Sety’s Garden Center is offering an event for kids on Saturday, May 11 to “pot a plant for mom.”
Sety’s Ace Hardware, Building Supplies and Feed is located at 301 East Main Street. Contact the store at 509-935-8585.
By Kellie Trudeau, The Independent Staff
In this photo: Paul and Jessica Sety have assigned Brett Skok (right) to help manage the Garden Center.