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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.

 

 

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...

Business Has Been Booming!

Can we now say it’s finally spring?!?

Mother’s Day weekend was quite busy not only for shopping for gifts for Mom, but also folks interested in landscaping their homes. The perennial house seems to be stocked well most of the time although its been quite a job to keep up with it! And so it goes in the...

Here Comes More Cold…

Here Comes More Cold…

It’s been a cold week and promises to be an even colder one this weekend and the early part of next week! Mother’s Day is this Sunday and traditionally Saturday before Mother’s Day is our busiest day of the year although that remains to be seen with the cold weekend....

You’ll Be Amazed!

You’ll Be Amazed!

Well, today the annual flower house opens and as usual, it’s packed full of flower and veggie plants with at least 1,000 hanging baskets on display. This year though is a little different as our selection of tropical plants is much greater with at least one-third more...

We Honor Trees & All They Do For Us!

We Honor Trees & All They Do For Us!

Today is Arbor Day in which we honor trees for all they do for us: • Provide oxygen for us to breathe • Absorb water from heavy rainfalls • Provide cooling shade • Create wind barriers • Beautiful to look at Well, the list goes on and on and how fitting it is to...

We’re Getting There….

We’re Getting There….

Well we finally opened last Monday and ask all of our customers to observe the social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet.  Our cashier station have been fitted with plexiglass to protect you and our cashiers.  Face masks and gloves would be a good idea although had...

Work Still Goes On….

Work Still Goes On….

Despite the shutdown of our retail sales work goes on for the preparation for a beautiful spring as the buds on the trees and shrubs begin to swell.  Daffodils behind the Owl Barn are now open an in (photo) other parts of the grounds in a display of floriferous...

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...

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