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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.

 

 

It’s Time To Winterize

It’s Time To Winterize

We are well on our way to winterizing the nursery as the trees and shrubs have been moved to winter storage except those that are in the ground in our pot-and-pot system. Their roots will pick up ground heat and not be killed by the winter cold. This past week we...

Goodbye Plants :(

Goodbye Plants 🙁

Well next Monday starts the big project of putting stock away for winter in storage in the rear polyhouses. This year might be quite the squeeze to fit everything inside as we have purchased much stock for next spring’s sales as this “just in time” supply method does...

New Trees & Fall Color!

New Trees & Fall Color!

Check out this week's video:   Our large Maples came in on schedule! Our selection includes 2" caliper Autumn Blaze, Red Pointe and Red Sunset maples.  So what is the difference between these 3 different varieties? Autumn Blaze - Our best selling shade-tree-type...

We Planted Over 8,000 Bulbs!

We Planted Over 8,000 Bulbs!

More stock has arrived including a new Eastern redbud called ‘Flame Thrower’ from the breeder Danny Warner. This variety opens with new growth a maroon color, then leaves fade to orange and then yellow and finally to green with blooming occurring just like all other...

Here Comes Fall!

Here Comes Fall!

As it goes, we’re still taking plants from the growing areas to the overwintering houses to get ahead on the season and the fact that temperatures have cooled down to allow the plants to be shoved together. The mum business is all but finished as supplies everywhere...

What A Beautiful Fall!

What A Beautiful Fall!

What a beautiful fall so far although it is somewhat on the dry side necessitating that newly planted trees, shrubs and mums need watered well. Another amazing happening is that although we brought in another load of 200 Green Giant Western Red Cedars and Emerald...

Fall Decor Madness!

Fall Decor Madness!

For a month now it’s been mum madness at the nursery as mums of all sizes, asters, cabbage, kale, violas and pansies are all the rage.  We have restocked with hundreds of mums this past week although stocks are very low to wiped out in some places.  No doubt that...

Even MORE Arbs & Cedars!

Even MORE Arbs & Cedars!

Well, it happened again for the fifth time!  Another partial load or 30 ft. of arborvitae and Green Giant Cedars came in last week. The plants have always been popular for screens, windbreaks and noise barriers but for some reason this year has been their year. New...

It’s Fall Sale Time!

It’s Fall Sale Time!

Saturday, September 5th is the start of our big fall sale with some but not all of perennials, trees, shrubs and roses at 50% off. Those that are on sale are clearly marked with a 50% of sign. Remember that Dayton Dollars did expire on September 3rd so that they will...

Gearing Up For Spring ’21!

Gearing Up For Spring ’21!

The last (well almost last) of the perennials for next spring’s sales came last week and have now been potted. This includes a brand new line of Ajuga (Bugleweed) for 2021 called "Feathered Friends" that was propagated and grown by our friend Chris Hansen up in...

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