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.

 

 

Oh No – A Clogged Water System?

Oh No – A Clogged Water System?

We had quite a scare last week as our water system was not operating properly.  With a cleaning of the filter and a repair on a valve, the restart of the pump resulted in the shaking of the entire piping system in the pump house!  After pulling the intake from the...

No Shortage of Work Here!

No Shortage of Work Here!

While we have moved up from the growing area much stock that was formerly not ready and committed it to inventory, we have this past week scrubbed our entire inventory from the internet as it was too far off. In any business, inventory is quite a headache to keep...

Heat Wave!

Heat Wave!

The heat wave of last week was almost unbearable as the temperature on at least two days climbed to 96ºF at the nursery. Watering watches were the rule at the nursery as even though the sprinklers water the stock, in a few areas watering was not enough and so...

Cuttings, Plantings & Irrigation Trouble

Cuttings, Plantings & Irrigation Trouble

Well the hot, dry weather has finally hit causing us to bring in water from Van Hyning run to insure we will have enough water for irrigation. The water from this creek is not as good quality as our collected rain water but the water should cause no problem as it is...

Fresh Summer Stock!

Fresh Summer Stock!

Well, it finally happened, we have brought out many trees and shrubs although not all are ready for sale such as the gorgeous Ruby Falls redbud and Forest Pansy. Our summer baskets of annual flowers are finally ready too to provide color for the remainder of summer...

The Weather Has Been Kind!

The Weather Has Been Kind!

We finally received our load of nursery stock on Tuesday of arborvitae, rhododendron and more Western red cedar in a variety that is somewhat more compact than Green Giant called Spring Grove. Another load of rhododendron and holly has arrived along with it and some...

More Shipments, More Planting & Weed Control!

More Shipments, More Planting & Weed Control!

I think the weeds in the sales yard and surrounding areas are on the run finally as the entire area looks much better. Yet another load of Emerald Green arborvitae and Spring Grove western red cedars as well as rhododendron will arrive next week to keep the nursery...

We keep plugging along….

We keep plugging along….

With the arrival of June, growth is fast and furious with trees, shrubs and flowers with the long, warm days. Plus, a thousand flowering hanging baskets will be available the last week of June that we are planting now and at a reduced price since no heating is...

Time to Restock!

Time to Restock!

Our recent restock of the season of arborvitae and Green Giant Western red cedars from mid-May are nearly gone so that we are restocking yet again for the first of June. While the Emerald Green Arborvitae will only be available in our larger 5-6' size, a price...

Business Has Been Booming!

Business Has Been Booming!

Business was a bit overwhelming last weekend as everyone seems to be planting something.  Some of you have complained about the lack of some customers not performing social distancing or our lack of requirement that customers wear masks.  While we do our best to...

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