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.

 

 

Necessary Repairs This Week…

Necessary Repairs This Week…

The wind of last Sunday was exceptionally strong and even with precautions taken, minor damage was evident except that the plastic film of our biggest storage house was decimated even with it being tightly fastend and straps called batten straps were present to...

So Much Going On With So Little Time!

So Much Going On With So Little Time!

The mild winter weather still continues and with it the lack of snow. While most of us don’t mind the lack of snow with its driving problems it can create and of course shoveling it out of the driveway and off sidewalks, snow in the north is the most significant...

Now that it is a new year

Now that it is a new year

Now that it’s a new year, one of my goals is to set the course of the company as far as changes in infrastructure, customer relations, employee policy and so on.  Clear written goals are printed in large type on a poster board in our break room so that they are not...

A Warm Christmas

A Warm Christmas

Christmas this year was quite warm as has been all the past week as temperatures have reached a high of 62ºF with nighttime lows in the 50º’s.  It’s deja-vu for the year 2006 when early warm temperatures even higher confused some plants. Clean up from Christmas is now...

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice

Tomorrow is the beginning of the winter solstice which is the shortest day of the year since the position of the earth around the sun has the greatest tilt away from it is the northern hemisphere. Although, the coldest days upon us are in January as the northern...

So Much Going On With So Little Time!

A Busy Week

Until this past week, temperatures have been perfect to keep our overwintering storage huts open for airflow through them to prevent fungus growth. Lows in the upper twenties and lower thirty’s at night are just right to keep the trees and shrubs in dormancy although...

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...

Now that it is a new year

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...

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