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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Hydrangeas in Ohio

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 can also wait until …

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 …

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 …

Best plants for chicken run

The Best Plants for the Chicken Run

You don’t have to live in the boondocks to own chickens. Urbanites and suburbanites across the United States are diving into backyard chicken ownership, which provides not only hours of relaxing fun with animals, but also fresh, delicious, and nutritious eggs for the breakfast table. Whether you have chickens for the companionship or because you …

Why Container Gardens Have an Edge (and Why They’re on the Rise)

Why Container Gardens Have an Edge (and Why They’re on the Rise)

People who live in urban areas might not think they have enough space for a garden. After all, if you live in a house with virtually no yard, or if all you have is a tiny balcony, then surely you don’t have enough room to grow a kitchen garden, right? We have good news: there’s …

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Veterans

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Veterans

There’s no doubt that military veterans experience unique challenges that affect their mental and physical health. From readjusting into civilian life, to finding a new career path, to dealing with often debilitating physical injuries that require constant care, to managing mental health events such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), veterans are often affected by …