10 Tips on Bringing Plants Inside for Winter

Friend and garden expert Ron Wilson shares his timely tips for which plants to bring in for the winter and how to do it successfully.  THIS WEEK, WE SHARE “10 TIPS ON BRINGING PLANTS INSIDE FOR WINTER.” If you’ve been growing your tropical and non-hardy plants outdoors,  it is time to prepare them to bring indoors. By beginning the process in the fall, your plants … Continue reading 10 Tips on Bringing Plants Inside for Winter

Yellowneck Caterpillars: Have you seen these?

Friend and colleague Joe Boggs, from the Ohio State University Extension shares photos and timely information about these creepy caterpillars. Yuck!Jul 23, 2020 Jim Chatfield sent a picture on Tuesday of a group of middle-instar yellownecked caterpillars (Datana ministra) devouring leaves on a witch-hazel (Hamamelissp.) in Secrest Arboretum. Yellownecks feed in groups, sometimes called “colonies,” numbering 10 – 30 individuals throughout their development. The colonies tend to … Continue reading Yellowneck Caterpillars: Have you seen these?

Have you heard of Mexican Sunflowers?

Mexican Sunflower Friend and garden expert, Ron Wilson, showcased one of my newest favorite flowers, Mexican sunflower. I saved seeds from last year and now have a nice row almost ready to bloom. Here’s what Ron has to say about these beautiful and easy to care for flowers: “One of my favorite, newly discovered for me, good for the pollinators, colorful annual is starting to … Continue reading Have you heard of Mexican Sunflowers?

Keep Container Garden Watered While Away

How can I keep my container garden watered while away on vacation? Always such timely information from friend and garden expert, Ron Wilson. Jul 2, 2020 6 TIPS TO WATERING YOUR CONTAINER GARDEN 1.) If possible, group your plants indoors or out in a semi-shadier location. By grouping your plants, they will provide shade for each other. The shaded spot will help them not dry … Continue reading Keep Container Garden Watered While Away

Orange Dust From Callery Pears

Orange Dust From Callery Pears – Buggy Joe and Jim Chatfield Jun 24, 2020 Wow! Along with the Saharan dust that’s enveloping some parts of the US, here in Southwestern Ohio we have another dust and it’s orange! See what friend and entomologist Joe Boggs, of Ohio State Extension, has to say. Also check out all of Joe’s good information on Ron Wilson‘s In the … Continue reading Orange Dust From Callery Pears

How to Plant your New Trees

Another helpful bunch of tips from friend and colleague and garden expert, Ron Wilson, .Home > Plant Care > Tree Care Guide   As the largest tree grower serving Mason, West Chester, Ohio, and the Tri-State area, we know how to get your new tree sapling off to a great start. Here are our tips on how to plant your new tree: Here are some … Continue reading How to Plant your New Trees

How to Control Moles in the Garden

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson, garden expert. Moles are one of the most common and most frustrating lawns and garden pest problems.  With that in mind before deciding what your game plant is take the time to visit the website of our local mole expert, Mr. Tom Schmidt .  You may choose to live with them or try your hand at removing them from your … Continue reading How to Control Moles in the Garden

How to Control Slugs in the Garden

  It’s that time of year when the slugs start showing up in the garden. Friend and gardening expert Ron Wilson of Natorp’s shares this information. Take a look – and now you know….   WHAT ARE SLUGS?   Slugs are simply shell-less snails.  Slugs (snails) feed on a variety of living plants as well as decaying plant matter.  They have chewing mouthparts and cause … Continue reading How to Control Slugs in the Garden

Snap! Crackle! Pop! (And it’s NOT Cereal!)

It’s about boxwood bushes and all the noise that’s going on with them. Here’s what friends and colleagues Joe Boggs, of Ohio State Extension and Ron Wilson ,Natorp’s Marketing Manager and host of “In the Garden” radio show have to say. Crackling Boxwoods – Buggy Joe Boggs Apr 14, 2020 Joe says:I posted a BYGL Alert on Boxwood Leafminer (Monarthropalpus flavus) back in March noting … Continue reading Snap! Crackle! Pop! (And it’s NOT Cereal!)

Why use Coffee in the Garden?

Another great tip from friend and garden expert Ron Wilson. WHY USE COFFEE IN THE GARDEN? WAKE UP YOUR GARDEN WITH COFFEE! DO YOU THINK COFFEE GROUNDS ARE ONLY FOR ACID-LOVING PLANTS? OH, NO!  IT CAN BE APPLIED TO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE IN THE GARDEN. TRUST ME, THE PLANTS AND THE EARTHWORMS ARE GOING TO LOVE YOU FOR IT!   IF USED PROPERLY AND IN MODERATION, … Continue reading Why use Coffee in the Garden?