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A Spring Like No Other…

A Spring Like No Other…

As of last Tuesday, we have closed our doors for two weeks to comply with Governor DeWine’s order that all non-essential businesses must close in an effort to keep the spread of the Corona virus under control. While not open for business, we are still here as we must...

Busy, Busier & Busiest Are The Mantra At The Nursery Now

Busy, Busier & Busiest Are The Mantra At The Nursery Now

It’s wild here now as we strive to process and then pot up the mountain of perennial orders that have come in. The bareroot roses have already been trimmed and potted and are in our minimum heat house in which the plants are kept between 28ºF and 34ºF in order that...

What’s New + Orchids Galore!

What’s New + Orchids Galore!

Saturday our winter series and for sure it’s the most popular as it deals with “What’s New” for 2020.  As always, the new stuff is quite extensive and some thoughtful consideration must go into our selection process as we decide what to offer our customers the next...

Let’s Talk Bugs!

Let’s Talk Bugs!

On this normally the last day of February, we are transplanting full blast in the greenhouse along with potting our first shipment of perennial plugs from Walters Gardens in Zeeland, Michigan and another company from Iowa called Swift. Because this year is divisible...

Gardening in February?

Gardening in February?

There isn't too much gardening going on in February except maybe applying the last application of deer repellent on susceptible plants, taking a soil test sample if the ground is not frozen, quickly planting any spring bulbs left over in the garage if not done and...

All About Vines

All About Vines

The next seminar I will be giving on vertical gardening or climbing vines.  There’s lots more to the category than just clematis, honeysuckles and morning glory’s as I will discuss some annual vines and tropical vines that can be planted to beautify a garden wall,...

Secrest Arboretum – 1914 to Today

Secrest Arboretum – 1914 to Today

Our next speaker is Jason Veil from the Secrest Arboretum that is part of the OARDC in Wooster. After Ken Cochran’s retirement, Joe Boggs was placed in the position of an interim curator of the arboretum with Jason then succeeding him. Much has changed at the...

Bulbs For All Seasons

Bulbs For All Seasons

Tomorrow is the first in our series of winter educational seminars that we hope will enlighten our customers on a variety of gardening topics. Tomorrow’s speaker will be Dr. Laura Deeter of Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute. Dr. Deeter is known for her...

A Very Informative Seminar & Tour

A Very Informative Seminar & Tour

On January 16th and 17th I attended a greenhouse sustainable growing seminar at the OARDC in Wooster. The seminar focused on water recycling, more research on the use of calcium chloride to eliminate foliar disease problems and the use of beneficial insects to control...

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...

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