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Oregon Trip + New Products + Fall Annuals

Oregon Trip + New Products + Fall Annuals

The flowers in the landscape beds are gorgeous and with no frost predicted through October 26th it will be difficult to throw them out to the compost pile as we must start planting flower bulbs within a week. This year we are getting close to 15,000 bulbs that will be...

Plenty of Work to Do in the Fall!

Plenty of Work to Do in the Fall!

The mum season is all but over and now replaced by the arduous task of putting more stock away for winter and taking inventory of that stock. We have begun removing plants from the perennial house that fortunately has already been inventoried. The clean up of the ebb...

FALL – PERFECT FOR PLANTING

FALL – PERFECT FOR PLANTING

The word at the nursery is mums, pansies, pumpkins, cornstalks as fall decorating is the norm.  Fall planting of trees, shrubs and perennials is popular as customers take advantage of the cool days and greater moisture resulting in an unseen explosion of root growth...

Let Fall Begin!

Let Fall Begin!

The fall festival last Saturday went well and as always was centered around the market. Trees, shrubs, mums, asters and the winter hardy inspire pansies are available in various sizes and even hanging baskets. Transplanting or shifting up plants into larger pots still...

IT’S SALE TIME!

IT’S SALE TIME!

After a week of hot weather the temperature on Monday was only a high of 82ºF making it easier on plants and people alike. Another ¼ inch of rain fell and while not enough, already the soil was adequately moist. The orders for next spring are nearly in with Monrovia...

Shortages Seem To Be A Struggle…

Shortages Seem To Be A Struggle…

Back by popular demand is another tour of the nursery facility and adjacent Wolf Creek Gardens this Saturday at 11 a.m. Subjects included will be the tour of the garden pointing out interesting native and non native plants along with specific plantings and blending of...

The Quest Never Ends…

The Quest Never Ends…

While we have done much to reduce our environmental impact to produce beautiful products without degrading the environment, our quest never ends. With the addition of water recycling rain water capture, solar panels and beneficial insects for insect control in the...

Dayton Dollars & Mums Coming Soon!

Dayton Dollars & Mums Coming Soon!

I just wanted to remind our Garden Club members to use up their Dayton Dollars as the last day for redemption is Thursday, September 2nd as our annual fall sale starts Friday, September 3rd for Garden Club members only. Not all items will be on sale as much of our...

The Work Never Stops!

The Work Never Stops!

Now that the Blueberry Fest is past we can concentrate on the Fall Family Fun Day that is normally one week before the Mum Fest and subsequent Cider Fest to not conflict with these festivals. Even more stock from potting early spring has been brought out such as Clump...

The Bluebeerry Bash Was A BIG Success!

The Bluebeerry Bash Was A BIG Success!

While rainy weather threatened the Blueberry Fest early Saturday morning, skies began to clear and by 9 o’clock, there was no rain in sight. A good time was had by all young and old with music, hay rides and the bouncy house for children. The bouncy house was...

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