Essential Care for Indoor and Outdoor Mums – Potting, Planting, Watering, and Overwintering

Mums are the show-stoppers of fall – the quintessential autumn blooms that give your garden or doorstep bursts of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Mums are right up there with pumpkins for fall decor, and we want to give you some care tips over our next few blog posts to keep your chrysanthemums flourishing for …

Do Your Trees Have a Bagworm Problem? Here’s how to Treat It! 🌲

If you begin to notice damage to your trees, then take a closer look. Upon closer inspection you may discover that what you thought were pinecones are actually the cocoon-like sacks of the bagworm. Bagworms can damage and kill your trees, so it’s important to know the bagworm’s life cycle so that you can prevent …

Planting Garlic and Shallots in the Fall

It’s already time to start thinking about fall planting! Two of our favorite – and easiest – fall vegetables to plant in the garden are garlic and shallots. A part of the onion family, both garlic and it’s gourmet counterpart, the shallot, are a flavorful addition to most every recipe. And that fragrance wafting from …

Good Practices For Watering Plants

Summer is vacation season, and if you’re leaving home for more than a few days, you’ll probably need to ask someone to water your garden and containers. When I’m away, my instructions for which plants need to be watered and how much and how often to water them, is usually at least two pages long. Even with that, I can come home to plants …

If You Hurry You Can Plant Spinach Outside! Here’s What You Need to Know.

Spinach is a lovely vegetable that’s jam packed with nutrients such as Vitamin A and iron, and it’s super easy to grow in your home garden with just a little bit of know-how. Spinach is a cool-weather plant, and although it’s a little too late this season to start the spinach from seed, you can …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …