Weekly Blog

Stay connected to the nursery, our employees and day-to-day operations of the business with our weekly blogs written by Tom Dayton himself! Check back weekly for new updates.

 

 

Putting Plants Away…

Putting Plants Away…

This past week, consolidation of nursery stock has begun in the back storage houses and some of the stock displayed such as some of the hydrangeas and Japanese maples have been moved into winter storage and much more this week will be moved into winter storage with...

Time To Put Plants Away + A NEW Video!

Time To Put Plants Away + A NEW Video!

With nearing mid-October, it’s almost time to put the plants away for their winter storage. First before that happens we will get on with the work of planting thousands of tulip bulbs to greet customers next spring. The annual flowers are scheduled to be removed in...

Mum Fest + Fall Projects

Mum Fest + Fall Projects

Another Mumfest is over in Barberton and from all the reports, the event to say the least was very busy! On Sunday morning the workers at the festival brought back 15 of our customer wagons with another day to go which was strange. After learning that all 6,000 mums...

Mum Fest & Work Around the Nursery!

Mum Fest & Work Around the Nursery!

The Fall Festival is over for another year and now it’s the Barberton Mum Fest.  Tune into WAKR 1590 a.m. or 93.5 f.m. to listen in about everything mums as I interview the folks that plan far ahead to make the Fest happen. Trimming of the tree hydrangeas has begun...

New Stock, Bulbs, Pumpkins & More!

New Stock, Bulbs, Pumpkins & More!

New supplies of stock are arriving today of clematis paniculata covered in white blooms along with an interesting holly that is saturated with red berries.  Other interesting items are Magnolia with the dark purple Genie, yellow Sunsation and the white Dr. Merrill...

Our Sale is Still Going Strong!

Our Sale is Still Going Strong!

While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, the actual end is the Autumnal Equinox of around September 21st when the sun’s rays focus on the equator making the daylight hours of duration the same all over the earth. The shortened daylight duration is already...

It’s Fall Sale Time!

It’s Fall Sale Time!

Today is the beginning of our annual fall sale in which selected items will be at 50% off the regular tagged price meaning that some good buys can be had. Please note that not everything will be on sale as much of the stock is “new crop” which means while it is ready...

Storms, Arborvitae & an Upcoming Sale

Storms, Arborvitae & an Upcoming Sale

With the two storms this past week, the rainfall recorded was more than an inch but it was the winds we could have done without. The storms and lightning on Tuesday evening took out out internet service, network infrastructure, computerized time clock and various...

The Week of Potting!

The Week of Potting!

This past week was the week of vacations! At any given point there were at least 2 employees on their well-deserved summer vacation but with that said, work around the nursery still must commence. This past week we potted up thousands of perennials including hosta,...

Hedges & an Upcoming Renovation

As the hot and mostly dry weather continues, it pays for us to be vigilant in the look out for clogged sprinklers and defective electronic valves or some of the stock will suffer even only after one day without water. Some container trees, such as river birch and...

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