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When is it Too Late to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs?

Written by Paige Vandiver If you stopped by Stockslagers on a crisp Autumn day and grabbed yourself a bunch of spring-blooming bulbs, you might feel like you’re “under the gun” to get them in the ground as soon as possible. Or maybe you haven’t gotten the chance to stop by the garden center this fall, …

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Will Your Mums Come Back Next Year? It Depends.

Written by Paige Vandiver You look forward to it every fall – heading to Stockslagers, perusing all of the pumpkins and painted gourds, autumn-themed ornaments and cider-scented candles sure to make your stoop and dining table are Pinterest-worthy! And of course, mums – the happy puffballs of of pure fall joy. These are the flowers …

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5 Simple Steps to Growing Herbs Indoors This Winter

Written by Paige Vandiver Growing your own lush and fragrant green herbs in your indoor garden can help your home become your oasis during a cold, snowy winter, and add fresh flavor to your seasonal dishes, wintertime cocktails, and hot teas.  It takes a little planning and extra care, but these 5 steps will help …

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Better Soil, Fewer Weeds: Why You Should Plant Cover Crops Before Frost

Written by Paige Vandiver It’s late summer or early fall, your garden is getting sleepy and ready to hibernate for the winter, and you’re already beginning to daydream of next spring when you can get a fresh start. Well you can start prepping now!  One of the major things you can do to improve next …

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Hydrangeas near Dayton, Ohio

Written by Paige Vandiver Did you know that planting hydrangeas isn’t just for early spring? The cider-sippin’ fall season is a fantastic – and perhaps even the best – time to plant your hydrangeas. A fall planting time allows you to establish a solid, healthy root system now for a bounty of summer blooms. You …

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts ‘No Fewer’ Than 7 Big Snowstorms This Winter

Here at Stockslagers, the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is officially on the shelves! This timeless farmer’s guide has been a surprisingly accurate way to predict weather patterns since the birth of our country. Stop by Stockslagers to pick up your own copy, and check out these shocking predictions from the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac, originally …

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The Garden Club of Dayton: A walking tour through 5 gorgeous gardens in Oakwood, Kettering

We love that the Miami Valley is home to spectacular gardens that bring people outside. In this article below, originally published in the Dayton Daily News, we learn about how The Garden Club of Dayton has helps illuminate the beautiful gardens of Kettering and Oakwood. This past June, they worked with homeowners and gardeners to …

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Wright-Patt medical center garden sows more than just plants

Here at Stockslagers, we love seeing how gardening makes an impact in our Dayton community. From encouraging healthier lives to bringing people together, gardening is so much more than a plot of soil and some seeds. This article, originally published in the Dayton Daily News, discusses how the Wright-Patterson Medical Center garden is creating a …

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Why Dayton Loves its Community Gardens

Here in Dayton Ohio, we’re lucky. We have no fewer than 90 community gardens in the Dayton area, providing Dayton residents with nutritious, homegrown food and a way to meet friendly neighbors. According to Five Rivers Metroparks, “[Community gardening] is a great way to grow your own food – and new friendships. [It] has helped …

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3 Simple Ways to Practice Sustainable Gardening

There have been a few times throughout history where non-sustainable gardening and farming practices have destroyed the soil and prevented later generations from working the same land. Perhaps the most famous example is the American dust bowl that swept through the southern plains in the 1930s, when unsustainable wheat farming practices left the land dry …