The Winter Months

The months of November and December are all about poinsettias, trees and the holiday season.

Winter brings a completely different product line to the nursery.  We concentrate our efforts on the holidays which includes growing and fattening poinsettias for our customers and local churches, cutting fresh branches at Galehouse Tree Farm to create our hand-made cemetery blankets and awaiting the delivery of fresh cut Ohio trees, live wreaths and roping to decorate your home with that fresh pine scent.  We also create greens arrangments, porch pots and winter hanging baskets.

Our poinsettias, which have been growing in their back greenhouse since mid-October, are grown primarily for our walk-in customers as well as various  local churches and businesses.  Their plants are lush and full from their greenhouse growing system using bottom heat which results in a warm root system for better top growth.  The plants are available in various colors, pot sizes, and price levels.

If you are looking for an old-fashioned type of Christmas with the fresh scent and texture of a live tree in your home, Dayton’s trees are grown on a small family-owned plantation in Southern Ohio that takes great pride in the quality and freshness of the cut trees.  Trees are available in Fraser Fir from 6 to 11’ tall, Scotch pine from 6 to 9’ tall and White Pine from 8 to 9’ tall.

Although the idea of putting down a live greens arrangement onto a gravesite seems to be very popular in this area, they have found that this concept is not common across the U.S.    Whether you order a grave decoration annually or are ordering for a recently deceased loved one, Dayton’s staff is very helpful and respectful during the order process of such a personal matter.  Dayton’s hand-made grave blankets, pillows and wreaths are made from fresh sprays of spruce and pine along with waterproof ribbons and bows to be sure they last throughout the holiday season.

To decorate your own home, Dayton’s has live wreaths, swags, hanging baskets and garland as well as other bagged and bulk greens to create your own decorations and centerpieces.

In recent years porch pots have become quite popular as a quick and easy way to add long-lasting color to the empty containers around your home.  Our hand-made porch pots are available ready-made or as a kit to create your very own design in your pre-existing pot.

See more:
Poinsettias
Cemetery Decorations / Grave Blankets
Wreaths, Greens & Roping
Cut Christmas Trees

Closing Down

After the holidays wind down, we close the nursery for the entire months of January and February to concentrate on various projects, deep cleaning, remodeling, growing, propagation and a plethora of office work creating and reconciling purchase orders, creating signs for new plants, designing the next year’s color catalog and updates to the ever-changing website.

Winter Seminar Series

Our favorite time of the winter is the start of our annual Winter Seminar Series!  New topics are presented from new and returning speakers.

Our seminars are presented inside the Owl Barn, just adjacent to the main garden center store.  The barn is decorated inside with tongue and groove pine barn siding along 26’ high walls.  The large windows let in an abundance of natural light. Refreshments, restrooms and tables are provided for your comfort.

Seating is limited so please be sure to sign up as soon as you can!

Click here for the full schedule