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What’s New + Orchids Galore!

What’s New + Orchids Galore!

Saturday our winter series and for sure it’s the most popular as it deals with “What’s New” for 2020.  As always, the new stuff is quite extensive and some thoughtful consideration must go into our selection process as we decide what to offer our customers the next...

Let’s Talk Bugs!

Let’s Talk Bugs!

On this normally the last day of February, we are transplanting full blast in the greenhouse along with potting our first shipment of perennial plugs from Walters Gardens in Zeeland, Michigan and another company from Iowa called Swift. Because this year is divisible...

Gardening in February?

Gardening in February?

There isn't too much gardening going on in February except maybe applying the last application of deer repellent on susceptible plants, taking a soil test sample if the ground is not frozen, quickly planting any spring bulbs left over in the garage if not done and...

All About Vines

All About Vines

The next seminar I will be giving on vertical gardening or climbing vines.  There’s lots more to the category than just clematis, honeysuckles and morning glory’s as I will discuss some annual vines and tropical vines that can be planted to beautify a garden wall,...

Secrest Arboretum – 1914 to Today

Secrest Arboretum – 1914 to Today

Our next speaker is Jason Veil from the Secrest Arboretum that is part of the OARDC in Wooster. After Ken Cochran’s retirement, Joe Boggs was placed in the position of an interim curator of the arboretum with Jason then succeeding him. Much has changed at the...

Bulbs For All Seasons

Bulbs For All Seasons

Tomorrow is the first in our series of winter educational seminars that we hope will enlighten our customers on a variety of gardening topics. Tomorrow’s speaker will be Dr. Laura Deeter of Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute. Dr. Deeter is known for her...

A Very Informative Seminar & Tour

A Very Informative Seminar & Tour

On January 16th and 17th I attended a greenhouse sustainable growing seminar at the OARDC in Wooster. The seminar focused on water recycling, more research on the use of calcium chloride to eliminate foliar disease problems and the use of beneficial insects to control...

Necessary Repairs This Week…

Necessary Repairs This Week…

The wind of last Sunday was exceptionally strong and even with precautions taken, minor damage was evident except that the plastic film of our biggest storage house was decimated even with it being tightly fastend and straps called batten straps were present to...

So Much Going On With So Little Time!

So Much Going On With So Little Time!

The mild winter weather still continues and with it the lack of snow. While most of us don’t mind the lack of snow with its driving problems it can create and of course shoveling it out of the driveway and off sidewalks, snow in the north is the most significant...

Now that it is a new year

Now that it is a new year

Now that it’s a new year, one of my goals is to set the course of the company as far as changes in infrastructure, customer relations, employee policy and so on.  Clear written goals are printed in large type on a poster board in our break room so that they are not...

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