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The Bluebeerry Bash Was A BIG Success!

The Bluebeerry Bash Was A BIG Success!

While rainy weather threatened the Blueberry Fest early Saturday morning, skies began to clear and by 9 o’clock, there was no rain in sight. A good time was had by all young and old with music, hay rides and the bouncy house for children. The bouncy house was...

It’s Blueberry Bash Week!

It’s Blueberry Bash Week!

WHAT A WEEK! Between unloading a semi of new plants, potting up Clematis plugs for next spring and the lengthy task of preparing for the Blueberry Bash this Saturday, we have been nothing but BUSY little bees! To start off I wanted to announce a brand new shipment of...

Mums already?  Yes!

Mums already? Yes!

As the Blueberry Bash advances towards the July 24th day (see details below), much preparation is in the works already. Fortunately, we were able to fill most of our usual entertainment venues with the usual fares even at a late date. The Fall Festival will follow in...

Exponential Growth… of WEEDS!

Exponential Growth… of WEEDS!

With the heat of summer, everything including weeds has made exponential growth.  In a recent trip to Toledo, Ohio, winter wheat field corn and soybeans are growing nicely with adequate rainfall and the warmth of summer.  On a more recent trip some of the later fields...

The Bald Eagle – A Proud National Symbol or a Scourge?

The Bald Eagle – A Proud National Symbol or a Scourge?

by Tom Dayton For as long as the American experiment has been going on, the American Bald Eagle has been revered as a symbol of strength and ideals of the United States with this bird of prey portrayed on the Great Seal with spread wings, a clutch of arrows in one set...

Now Past the Summer Solstice

Now Past the Summer Solstice

Now that we are past the summer solstice, July is spastically our hottest month. While the west is experiencing record drought, the eastern half of the country seems to be adequately moist. In the west one of the problems is its increase of population over the past 20...

Our sale has been quite popular!

Our sale has been quite popular!

To say the least, the perennial sale has been quite popular except for the fact that some of the most popular items are selling out quickly as a buy one, get one free offer is hard to resist. The problem lies therein that we are not buying items elsewhere to replenish...

Fresh produce coming soon!

Fresh produce coming soon!

While the hot weather has continued, adequate rainfall so far has been the norm with about one inch of rain per week which is causing gardens and lawns to grow in an early spring like manner. The new Russian bees at the Seiberling farm are busy pollinating a variety...

June bloomers

June bloomers

Well another load of arborvitae and Green Giant Western red cedars arrived on Tuesday and they are already selling so fast to necessitate another order to come in about 3 weeks. Unfortunately, the plants come from Oregon with hot and dry weather so that shipping will...

Rhododendrons Are In Their Glory!

Rhododendrons Are In Their Glory!

The botanical garden finally got a weed spraying as the catawbiense varieties of rhododendron as in their full glory such as catawbeinse 'Alba' and 'Boursault', 'Nova Zembla', 'Ice Cube' and 'Boule de Neige' just as the evergreen azaleas fade. Following will be the...

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