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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.

 

 

Preparing for the BUSY season!

Preparing for the BUSY season!

This week begins our deliveries from Willoway Nurseries of Avon, Ohio and items from Lake County nurseries that will spill into next week. Much of our bareroot shrubs and tree potting is done although this week the last of our bareroot perennials will arrive and then...

Work, Work, Work Is Our Motto!

Work, Work, Work Is Our Motto!

Well the short cold blast of this past week has promised better weather for the foreseeable future. In the high winds we lost the cover of polyethylene on our roses that are not finished yet and had to cover it again early Sunday morning in 20 mph winds and bouts of...

So Much To Deal With!

So Much To Deal With!

It’s finally started as semi trailers of stock have been arriving in which the load has to be unloaded in a reasonable amount of time to avoid extra shipping charges.  All the stock will be taken into our movable roof structure of 23,050 sq. feet to avoid temperatures...

Things Are Ramping Up!

Things Are Ramping Up!

Things keep ramping up at the nursery as a mega amount of transplanting has been going on in the greenhouse of finished plants and of cuttings that have been rooted.  The perennial department as well has received many small plants which are called plugs and lily bulbs...

We’re Finally Open for Spring!

We’re Finally Open for Spring!

Well the nursery is open and it’s good to see customers again. We have been super busy but the week of March 8th we will receive a huge load of perennials plus our first shipment of bare root trees from Oregon. The overwintering houses remain open most days for...

How did winter go by so fast?

How did winter go by so fast?

With the annual meeting over, now the real work begins as bare root orders of roses have arrived to be quickly pruned and potted as well as a whole slew of perennial plugs and bare root plants. Planting in our production house makes it pleasant as the temperature is...

Meetings, Potting & More!

Meetings, Potting & More!

Yesterday was our annual employee meeting where we went over some upcoming changes, new plants for 2021, safety videos and we met with a representative from Ohio's Bureau of Worker's Compensation Drug Free Workplace program. With all of the heavy equipment we use on a...

So much coming up!

So much coming up!

Coming up on February 22nd will be the birthday of our founding father and first President George Washington born in 1732.  How strange though that his family Bible states he was born on February 5th and to complicate things more, the English Parliament changed the...

So Many Shipments!

So Many Shipments!

Today is the birthday of our 16th president born on this date in Kentucky in 1809. It is said he walked as much as 9 miles one way to go to school which is phenomenal by today’s standards. Many shipments of unrooted cuttings have arrived and so much so that all our...

Time for Training!

Time for Training!

Now that almost all the purchase orders for spring stock have been finished and the necessary tax reports all done, the next phase of our winter projects is to get ready for our annual employee meeting in a few weeks. The meeting includes safety videos on such...

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