Garden Mums

What – How – Why? The why is easy – they are beautiful! What is a garden mum? Most mums sold today are grown for their color, form, and size – these decorative, or garden mums are not bred for their hardiness. They are sold for the beauty they provide this season – following year …

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What’s the Difference Between Annuals and Perennials?

My favorite answer is annuals are planted every year, hence, always planting annuals. Perennials are a permanent garden addition. Got a minute? Let me explain in greater detail . . . ANNUALS are rapid growers, progressing through their entire life cycle – germinate, bloom and set seed – in just one season, providing the biggest …

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Pet Safe Houseplants

I’m sure many of us can relate to having curious pets that like to snack on anything they may be able to get their paws on. Having houseplants then may seem like a daunting task, making sure that your pets won’t get sick after munching on a succulent. Many houseplants and tropicals can be toxic …

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Pure Papyrus

Papyrus is a unique water-loving plant that is native to Egypt, typically growing along the Nile River. They are grassy green plants that can grow up to 3-6′ in our climate (Zone 5-6). They are considered a tropical here, can live in a pond or river but are only considered hardy in zones 8 and …

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All About Aloe

Aloe is definitely one of my favorite succulents. It offers numerous health benefits, and like most succulents, thrives on neglect. Seriously, I once forgot to water mine for well over a month and it looked wonderful. Everyone knows these cute little plants are extremely popular, as you can find them in anything from lotion to …

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Caroline’s Cacti

Hello all! My name is Caroline Sabo, and I was born into the business here at Sabo’s. Before I entered the 3rd grade I was spending summers helping with our large Chrysanthemum production. As much as I was involved though, I only became really interested in plants a few years ago, and have really taken …

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May 2021

Yikes! April has been and gone off again – somewhere. I can hardly believe how fast this season is flying by! I still have 52,000 things to do – that hasn’t changed – but several things have been lifted off the list to be replaced by others. April was a great month to share my …

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Heavenly Hellebores

Hello!  If you have seen my video on Facebook, thanks for watching. And thanks to my husband, garden partner and camera man Ron. Things to know: Hellebores love the shade. They are heavy feeders, so be sure to fertilize, especially in the fall because they bloom (depending on  the variety) from November through April. How awesome …

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Tomato Tips

Plant Tomatoes Deep Plant tomato plants a couple inches deeper than they are growing in the pots when you buy them. They will root all along the buried stem making it stronger and better anchored. We do this when we transplant the seedlings to their individual pots. Bending them carefully so we don’t snap the …

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Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’

Hello! I hope you’re all doing well. I like to start off with the old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” this saying has been passed down through the centuries for the month of March. This means March is a month of change in the seasons, weather and a change in your …

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Fertilizer 101

Quick lesson on FERTILIZER: There is always 3 numbers listed (i.e. 10-10-10) they refer to Nitrogen – Phosphorus – Potash in that order. Lawn fertilizers are high in nitrogen 40-5-8, for example, because grass needs a lot of nitrogen which helps keep it green aiding with photosynthesis. Phosphorus aids the root system and flower set; …

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March 2021

There are many reasons that I love the month of March. Not the least of which is that I have my birthday on the 10th! I’ve always been excited for it. I anticipated it as a fun, joyous coming into spring month. Then, as a child, I would often feel a little let down when …

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Bewitching Witch-hazel

Hello! I Hope you all are doing well and had a great Holiday. I know it’s only February, but let’s start thinking spring. I would like to tell you about Witch-hazel Hamamelis) there are many varieties. There are some that flower in the spring and some in late fall (H. virginiana).I would like to talk …

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February 2021

Hello February! The month that brings us hope for an early spring – when the groundhog doesn’t get scared – and promises of love and affection on the 14th! This month, I’m sharing the bliss I feel when I watch the 2nd best man in my life, Benny, run to the “farm” with me. Benjamin …

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January 2021

Faith can be defined as the effort to believe in light when we’re covered by clouds. Mark Nepo I find this quote from Mark Nepo to be so perfect for us here in NE OHIO – especially in January when we are perpetually under the winter clouds. Drive an hour east, south or west and …

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Joanna’s Journal

I am going to do a monthly journal to tell you about some of my favorite shrubs, perennials and when the time comes – annuals. But first let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about how I got into the nursery business. My name is Joanna. I started showing interest in the …

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