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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.

 

 

The rain continues for Ohio…

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 for Ohio…

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…

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…

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…

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...

Cold then Warm, Cold then Warm…

Cold then Warm, Cold then Warm…

The cooler weather or down right cold for May has put a halt on planting of the heat loving vegetable plants and annual flowers. The colder weather in May though is not anything new as in 1996, the Saturday before Mother’s Day experienced a high of 40ºF with a slow,...

Lots of Bloom at the Nursery!

Lots of Bloom at the Nursery!

While the warmer days of May have arrived, the rain continues with a few days of sun in between. The creeping phlox in the Wolf Creek botanical garden is finally blooming in its shades of pinks and blues as it spills over the rock wall down below from the Owl Barn....

The rain continues for Ohio…

Sunshine and LOTS of Rain

It’s finally May and really the best weather is upon us with enough sunshine and LOTS of rain without temperatures of too cold or unbearably hot. Even so, there still are chances of frost necessitating a delay in planting heat-loving plants like peppers and tomatoes...

What a nice April!

What a nice April!

What a nice April so far! The impending frost predicted Tuesday morning did not happen as cloud cover blanketed the area that kept the earth’s heat from radiating into space. The Soulangeana or saucer magnolia frequently opens early only to have its gorgeous blossoms...

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

No doubt now that spring has sprung with the much warmer temperatures and April rains. Such a good time to transplant trees, shrubs and perennials although time is running out quickly as new growth is starting to push which will speed the end of transplanting mostly...

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