A cool May has now suddenly become a summer with warming soils pushing the
growth of vegetable plants and flowers. Tomatoes and peppers just love the
warm nights, too. There is a noticeable growth sprout that plants undergo as
their cells divide and expand quickly.
Especially important at the nursery is a necessary constant check for
blocked or maladjusted overhead sprinklers around the nursery stock as the
weather and wind increases the transpiration of water through the plants
So far, the irrigation water supply is more than adequate although at least
one inch of rain per week would be enough to keep it replenished with
collecting all the runoff from rain and irrigation. Read entire blog entry...
Our greenhouse is bursting at the seams! Flower & veggie flats,
hanging baskets, tropicals, succulents, dahlias, flowering vines, 4" potted
flowers in thrillers, spillers and fillers and so much more!
We are beginning to plan a bunch of fun and exciting special events here at
Dayton's for spring and summer! Please check back often for more
May 15 thru June 15 - Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest June 18 - Tinkerbell's Fairy Garden Party
MAY 18 - Plant garden with heat-loving veggies and any remaining
cool season crops
MAY 21 - Hill up first batch of potatoes once bloom appears
MAY 23 - Spray Dogwoods & large-leaf Rhododendrons with Captain
Brew for borer control
MAY 25 - Apply weed & feed to your lawn, as directed
MAY 25 - Watch Sawfly on Mugho Pines. Use almost any
insecticide for control.
MAY 27 - Begin spraying cucumber, squash and melons with bi-carb
MAY 30 - Memorial Day. We're open
8:30 to 5:00
JUNE 1 - Start harvesting Earliglow Strawberries
JUNE 2 - Start examining Arborvitae, Spruce, Honey Locust for
Spray with BT if caterpillars are present
JUNE 3 - Check pepper and tomato plants for cutworms
JUNE 5 - Trim spring flowering plants as they finish blooming,
JUNE 6 - Deadhead May blooming Rhododendron
Stop flipping through garden and plant books! Use our
always updated plant encyclopedia
to easily find plant names, descriptions, flower color, bloom time, pruning
information, fertilizing information, insect & disease control, and much
more! All plants listed are only those you can find at our nursery,
assuring you healthy, zone 5 hardy plants.
Looking for information on what fertilizers to pick, how to fertilize your
lawn or what soil supplements to add? Check out these new links: