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More Potting & Removal of Phragmites

The clematis that we had potted 2 weeks ago are starting to take off and grow and soon may be a tangled mess that we must cut apart even though the plants are at a spacing of one foot on center. The hydrangeas planted on the nursery property are blooming profusely...

So Much Potting!

The Blueberry Fest went well except for the high temperatures coupled with high humidity. The re-potting of shrubs made it possible for the majority of the workers at the nursery to remain out of the hot sun while others had to brave the hot sun to supervise outdoor...

Blueberry Festival Time!

Tomorrow is the 9th annual Blueberry Festival with hayrides, food, music, children’s activities and of course blueberries. Entrance admission is free except the purchase of food or nursery stock from the nursery portion as all events will largely center around the Owl...

Heat, Humidity & Summer!

With this week being Fourth of July week, we are in the full throw of summer and with the accompanying heat and humidity of this hottest month of the year.  With the subsidence of frequent rain and torrential rains, most of the gardens are beginning to grow and...

Owl Barn is OPEN!

6-28-19 blog While the nursery chores of potting, trimming, weeding, spacing and general cleanup still continues, another aspect of the nursery has ramped up as the Owl Barn has opened with the harvest of sweet corn and tomatoes from Marietta, Ohio. Growers along the...

The rain continues for Ohio…

As the rain continues for Ohio and surrounding states, problems for farmers have grown worse as the crops they have managed to plant are suffering because of constant soggy soils. Three days at least are needed to make hay so that without sun, hay making is impossible...

The Rain Continues…

As the cool, wet weather continues, problems for farmers are compounding as much acreage will not be planted at all. Not since the American Farm Bureau has been tracking acreage planting has so much of a percentage of arable land not been planted going back to the...

So Much Rain This Past Week…

No doubt with the 2-4 plus inches of rain this past week, newly planted flowers and gardens will definitely not need watered and hopefully the rainy period will abate with some sunshine and a good weather pattern of one inch of rain per week. The newly planted trees...

First Week of June…

With the first week of June coming up, the work at the nursery entails weed control, planting of our pots along the driveway, inserting petunias on the trough of the Owl barn and still the planting of perennials that will become available in the spring of 2020.       ...

Coming upon Memorial Day…

Coming upon Memorial Day for sure the time has come to plant the garden. The official frost-free date for northern Ohio is May 30th which does not always hold true as on June 15, 1972, a frost occurred in Hartville, Ohio and some other areas. Warm ground temperatures...

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