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.

 

 

About to Get Frosty…

As we approach the weekend, there is a possibility of frost in the air. The first frost in northern Ohio though is around October 10th and conversely the last frost date is about May 30th or the traditional Decoration Day. Since the production of the vegetable garden...

Repair Projects Underway…

Another Mum Fest in Barberton is over and the planning starts for another fest. The weather while cloudy and cool in the morning seemed to warm and give way to sunshine when the festival began at 10 a.m.! The cool days of October soon will give way to that massive...

Potting still going on….

This weekend’s Mum Fest in Barberton will be quite busy to say the least with all the activities centered around Lake Anna. As an outgrowth of the first Mum Fest in 1991 to celebrate Barberton’s Centennial, the fest activities and site has grown exponentially. When...

The word around the nursery is “mums”!

The annual fall festival was a success as for about a 4 hour period, dedicated parking spots were occupied as well as some more “created” 23 parking spots that were occupied as well. Now with the Mum Fest in Barberton coming around for the weekend of September 29th,...

Fall Festival Time….

The past rainy weekend with a slow, steady downfall for sure has replenished the soil moisture and now even more has fallen with the influence of Hurricane Florence. Years ago, hurricane Frederick stalled over the Akron area with the result of severe flooding of the...

The Season for Mums

With the unusually long heat wave this late in the summer, Chrysanthemum bloom is delayed even more as cool nights in addition to shorter days are necessary to open the flower buds. Hand watering of newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials is essential as the...

Almost Sale Time…

Today is the last day that Dayton Dollars may be spent at the nursery and hopefully everyone will have used up these dollars that garden club members receive. Tomorrow begins our fall sale that will be for garden club members only through Labor Day and then open to...

Summer winding down…

As the summer winds down, Labor Day is traditionally the signal of the end of summer when actually it is the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. With the days growing progressively shorter and somewhat cooler, lawn repair and planting of new lawns is in vogue. Cooler...

Summer Plantings

The dog days of summer are still persistent with the hot steamy days. Major orders of perennial "plugs” have arrived along with bare root hosta and daylilies. Daylilies root into their pot quite quickly so that they will be available in mid to late September with the...

Pollinators

The recent planted pollinator garden planted in late spring on the south entrance of the Owl Barn is doing its job. Bumblebees, honeybees and butterflies are frequent visitors on a mixture of Crocosmia, Allium, Hibiscus and annuals such as lantana among others. It is...

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