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.

 

 

Bug Free Poinsettias & About Fir Trees

Bug Free Poinsettias & About Fir Trees

This past week marks the time when the light level and duration seems the darkest as the sun actually sets earlier in early December than even the winter solstice in which the length of the total daylight is shorter than early December. The poinsettias are amazingly...

With Thanksgiving now past, we are on to Christmas

With Thanksgiving now past, we are on to Christmas

With the Thanksgiving holiday now past, we have been able to keep up with the rush of customers wanting their deliveries and pickups of grave decorations before Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, the greens will stay fresh through the winter until about March due to the...

There is Still Plenty To Do In The Garden…

There is Still Plenty To Do In The Garden…

While it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week, plenty still needs accomplished in the garden such as: Spray deer repellent on susceptible plants. Take a soil test and apply lime if necessary depending on the results of the test. Dig and store Dahlia and...

Moving Along Through November…

Moving Along Through November…

As we move along in November, necessary repairs and some improvements are just about wrapped up.  The greenhouse contractor has been working all this week to install the new four year clear poly ethylene tubes on the heated greenhouses.  The reason for the tube design...

The Cold Arrives…

The Cold Arrives…

With the time changing from daylight savings time to Eastern Standard time, the nursery hours have changed so that now on the weekdays we are only open to 5:30 p.m. Next week we will finally be covering the overwintering houses after some freezing temperatures in...

The Cold Arrives…

‘Tis the Season….

Surprisingly the weather has been mostly cooperative to complete outside work as the hauling of stock to winter storage still goes on in order to facilitate covering in about 10 days with the overwintering polyethylene. For the higher houses, we have a contractor with...

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...

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