Tips on Building a Better Garden


My Suburban Life interview with Barbara Collins of Wannemaker’s | View Article

Garden TipsWhen the weather warms up and growing season starts, many residents will bring their gardens out of hibernation, while some may get the itch to plant one for the first time.

Barbara Collins, gardening manager for Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove, said she helps out a lot of new gardeners. However, she said even for experienced gardeners, adding new plants to a garden is often trial and error. Continue reading

Winterizing Fountains

Tips on Caring for and Winterizing Fountains During Winter Months

Even though outdoor fountains are made to withstand the elements it is crucial that water is not left in the fountain to freeze. Freezing could cause it to crack and can ruin the fountain’s pump. Never allow your fountain to sit in a pool of ice.

Follow these simple steps for winterizing fountains and keep your fountain safe all winter long. Continue reading

Full-Time Patio Sales Associate

Wannemaker’s is looking for a full time associate to join our patio team to build meaningful, long-term relationships with our customers. Primary role would be knowledge and sales of the various outdoor living furniture lines. Additionally, the position includes knowledge of holiday and gift department in conjunction with the patio department. If you enjoy sales and working with customers in a supportive team environment, this position might be the right fit for you. Continue reading

Bulbs for Fall Planting Season


Choosing a favorite bulb may be a challenge. Finding the perfect place to buy them is not. Visit our store today to find all the flowering bulbs you’ll need for your dream garden. The following is a list of bulbs that Wannemaker’s will carry for the fall planting season (based on availability). Continue reading