2, 2016 December 1st although much cooler has come in like a lamb; that
is, comparing it to other cold snowy Decembers that have come and gone. At
the nursery, cut Christmas tree sales have been brisk with the largest ones
of 10 feet plus almost sold out. After a lull in the grave blanket business
after the Thanksgiving rush, orders have picked up again so that a fourth
cutting of fresh pine and spruce branches is necessary.
Unrooted cuttings of annual flowers have arrived from Guatemala and have
been stuck into small pre-made cells filled with a peat-perlite mixture.
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At the nursery, the cut trees from southern Ohio are ready to sell with many
stood up for viewing except in the case of any tree over eight feet as they
are quite heavy and unwieldy. Wreaths, roping, branches, poinsettias and
cyclamen lend a Christmas feel to the otherwise desolate grounds with all
the landscape shrubs placed in the storage huts.
For a look into our preparations for the winter months, including the
arrival of Christmas trees and construction of cemetery decorations, watch
the video below.
NOV 13 - Cut roses back to 2 feet to prevent wind whipping
NOV 15 - Apply Gypsum to lawn areas susceptible to road salt
NOV 17 - Apply deer repellent to vulnerable trees/shrubs to
prevent deer damage
NOV 18 - Cover tea & floribunda roses with 12" of mulch for winter
NOV 22 - Harvest greens, turnips,
parsnips & carrots NOV 23 - Christmas trees available
DEC 2 - Spray evergreens with Wilt-Pruf
(or similar) to lessen wind burn DEC 3 - Add a colorful poinsettia
to your home! DEC 4 - Apply another application
of Liquid Fence to prevent deer damage
DEC 9 - Check water in stand of cut Christmas tree
DEC 11 - Protect trunks of young trees from animals
with tree guards
DEC 14 - Enjoy birds feeding on trees, shrubs, fruits
DEC 16 - Spray houseplants with insecticidal soap and
repeat in 10 days
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