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March 17, 2017
Winter’s last gasp (hopefully) is done at least concerning minimum low temperatures in the teens. Snow is another matter as Lake Erie is unfrozen and strong winds from the north could bring additional snow to southern Summit County and areas even farther south through April. As far as the plant business, snow is not a bad thing with great insulating power during cold and especially clear nights. Still the “show must go on” as delaying work in the greenhouse is not possible as stock keeps arriving for transplanting and our rooted cuttings will not fare well in their small cells if not transplanted soon enough. Fortunately, all roses were potted just before the onset of the cold so that now they are safely tucked in a covered house with a small heater that keeps the temperature from falling no lower than 28ºF. The cool period during rooting is necessary in order to retard growth of the plants in order that the roots can grow and expand to fill the pot and support the top  growth later. Once fully rooted in the pot and a moderate amount of short growth in early May and once they have gone through a process called hardening-off in which the roses will be ventilated continuously in order to get them used to wind and cool if not cold temperatures at night and conversely bright sunshine of the day, they are ready for sale. Read entire blog entry...


MAR 1 - Start peppers from seed
- Take a soil test in your lawn or garden
- Time to order locally grown, bare root fruit trees
- Apply dormant oil to trees and shrubs when above freezing for 24 hours
- Trim back Heathers (Calluna vulgaris) to shape
MAR 13- Transplant trees/shrubs now except Dogwood, Magnolia & fragrant Viburnum
15- Time to apply lime to lawn or garden, if necessary
16- Cut out all dead wood from roses and trim to shape
17- Remove straw from strawberries
MAR 17- Start Dahlia, Begonia & Canna tubers indoors for planting in May
20- First day of spring!
22- Trim type "C" Clematis to the ground
25- Plant onion sets, seed potatoes, peas and lettuce
28- Fertilize blueberries with Holly-tone
28- Cut back ornamental grasses and dead tops of perennials such as mums
29- Plant pansies and violas for spring color


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  The Easter Bunny is on his way... to Dayton's!

We are pleased to announce two visits by the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8th & 15th.

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