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.

 

 

What a nice April!

What a nice April so far! The impending frost predicted Tuesday morning did not happen as cloud cover blanketed the area that kept the earth’s heat from radiating into space. The Soulangeana or saucer magnolia frequently opens early only to have its gorgeous blossoms...

Spring has Sprung

No doubt now that spring has sprung with the much warmer temperatures and April rains. Such a good time to transplant trees, shrubs and perennials although time is running out quickly as new growth is starting to push which will speed the end of transplanting mostly...

Welcome back Bluebirds…

With the month of April comes the annual return of the Eastern Bluebird. After some years of neglect and deterioration of our original bluebird houses, six new ones have been erected in Wolf Creek Garden that we hope these beautiful birds will find inviting to nest...

Truckloads of Plants….

This week is considered “hell week” at the nursery as semi truck loads of product have been received that must be unloaded, counted, tagged and then put away very quickly as sometimes two loads arrive at once and there is no time to rest or otherwise pause in the...

Planting, Planting, Planting!

As the temperatures finally warm up and sunshine returns, the stock of plants overwintered are thirsty for water as well as for spring.  Water is probably one of the most important elements of the nursery business and huge amounts of it are needed during the growing...

Time to See What’s New!

Saturday is the last of our series of winter seminars and still one of the most popular for revealing all the new “stuff” for 2019 in herbaceous perennials, annual flowers, trees and shrubs. It is amazing that so much “new” becomes available every year as in the “old...

Three Weeks Until Spring!

With the first day of March, the store will finally open after two months of closure and barely three weeks remain until the first day of spring. Most of the bare root roses have arrived to be sorted, cut back and then potted into three gallon nursery containers so...

The Seminars Roll Along

As the seminars roll along, the winter weather although still cold seems to be abating.  Saturday's seminar will be that of of Professor Laura Deeter of Landscape Horticulture and Horticulture Science at Ohio State ATI in Wooster. Professor Deeter will be discussing...

The End of Winter is In Sight!

Today is the day that the well revered meteorologist Dick Goddard on Cleveland Television for more than 50 years declared that February 15th and on was a milestone in that the end of winter is in sight as the average daily temperature begins to warm significantly. The...

A Local Gem…

Tomorrow, our speaker is the accomplished Denise Ellsworth who is the Program Director of the Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Department of Entomology Extension of the Ohio State University based at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio. Not only will Denise emphasize...

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