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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.

 

 

IT’S SALE TIME!

IT’S SALE TIME!

After a week of hot weather the temperature on Monday was only a high of 82ºF making it easier on plants and people alike. Another ¼ inch of rain fell and while not enough, already the soil was adequately moist. The orders for next spring are nearly in with Monrovia...

Shortages Seem To Be A Struggle…

Shortages Seem To Be A Struggle…

Back by popular demand is another tour of the nursery facility and adjacent Wolf Creek Gardens this Saturday at 11 a.m. Subjects included will be the tour of the garden pointing out interesting native and non native plants along with specific plantings and blending of...

The Quest Never Ends…

The Quest Never Ends…

While we have done much to reduce our environmental impact to produce beautiful products without degrading the environment, our quest never ends. With the addition of water recycling rain water capture, solar panels and beneficial insects for insect control in the...

Dayton Dollars & Mums Coming Soon!

Dayton Dollars & Mums Coming Soon!

I just wanted to remind our Garden Club members to use up their Dayton Dollars as the last day for redemption is Thursday, September 2nd as our annual fall sale starts Friday, September 3rd for Garden Club members only. Not all items will be on sale as much of our...

The Work Never Stops!

The Work Never Stops!

Now that the Blueberry Fest is past we can concentrate on the Fall Family Fun Day that is normally one week before the Mum Fest and subsequent Cider Fest to not conflict with these festivals. Even more stock from potting early spring has been brought out such as Clump...

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...

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