Hummingbird’s Delight: The Allure of Shrimp Plants

Looking for a tropical getaway this summer? Try turning your garden into a vacation of its own by adding the colorful, exotic shrimp plant. These hardy shrubs can easily transform a basic backyard garden into a floral paradise, while putting your hummingbird feeder out of a job. Let’s get into what shrimp plants are, how …

How & When To Fertilize Hydrangeas in Ohio (Zone 6)

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowering plants that are vibrant in color. Just like other flowers, they bloom best when they are properly cared for. Common hydrangeas grown in Ohio include: Climbing hydrangeas Oakleaf hydrangeas Smooth hydrangeas Panicle hydrangeas Bigleaf hydrangeas As with any living thing, hydrangeas need food to thrive. HOW TO TELL IF YOU NEED …

Our Top 10 Plants that Thrive in the Shade

While we all love the beautiful blooms of marigolds and sunflowers, these sun-loving flowers aren’t always practical for a shady backyard garden. But don’t fret; you can still enjoy a rich, colorful garden without worrying about getting enough sun. These ten plants thrive in shady environments, whether you’re looking for something a bold annual flower …

The most unique hanging baskets in Dayton (Extremely Rare Hanging Basket Flowers)

In our seven acres of greenhouses, Stockslager’s Greenhouse and Garden Center grows flowering hanging basket varieties you won’t find anywhere else. Here are just a few of the rarest gems we grow right here in New Lebanon (near Dayton, Ohio) … and some tidbits and fun facts on these rare beauties. Even though we’re sold …

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Not So Sweet: How to Eradicate Honeysuckle, and Why You Want To

With summer just around the corner, we can’t wait to enjoy warm days in the garden and bask in the scent of our favorite wildflowers. Unfortunately, the sweet smell of honeysuckle won’t be our top pick this year. Despite being a crowd favorite, these fragrant little blossoms are more dangerous than they look. Labeled by …

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5 Ways to Ensure Impatiens Stay Happy & Healthy

Impatiens are a gardener’s favorite each year, and thrive in shady spots where little else may grow. Here’s why gardeners love these showy, colorful blooms:  They tend to not attract too many pests or parasites.  They’re profuse bloomers, looking great from spring to fall each year.  They’re easy to grow, as they absorb moisture and …

How to Plant a Pollinator Garden (And Support Your Local Bees!)

Helping the bees is more important now than ever. There have been widespread declines in the population of North American bees, and it’s all due to problems with pesticides, disease, change in climate, and loss of habitat. Creating a pollinator garden can be a great way to help the bees. But, what’s a pollinator garden, …

5 Teas to Grow in Your Ohio Garden to Benefit Your Health

You’ve heard of an herb garden, but have you considered planting a TEA garden? Growing herbal teas isn’t just great for enjoying them in a hot brewed beverage, but can also boost your immune system and your mood! Many people find that they are much prouder of themselves for growing herbs themselves. In this article, …