March 15, 2013

When did the winter get so busy for nurserymen? We need an extra month in the winter to get our work done!

show-1During January, CENTS and the 85th OSU Short Course provided a lively week. Sunday Night at Barley’s Brewery

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May 20, 2012

I love to sell trees! It makes me feel like I’m doing something good for the customer, the community and the environment.

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Height 60', spread: 25-30'. Completely hardy in Northern Ohio.

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Height 60′, spread: 25-30′. Completely hardy in Northern Ohio.

One of my favorite trees

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April 9, 2012

This letter of mine was posted in the Lake County Development Council (LCDC) March 2012 Newsletter:

H2A Guest-Worker Program: a regulatory nightmare for local employers

With all the hue and cry regarding undocumented workers, you would think our country would

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November 5, 2011

What a busy Fall!

boatMany of our greenhouses have white poly on them and we’re preparing to do our ‘hardwood cuttings’ of things like Juniper, Boxwood and Arborvitae. We’ll stick these cuttings by Christmas and they’ll stay in the sand-flats

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August 13, 2011

summer-crewThis was the last week for most of our student workers and we’re going to miss them! We’ve had good crews and not-so-good crews over the years…several hundred local students have stood in line in front of the Gilson time

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July 15, 2011

We entertained the Mayfield Garden Club this week with a Powerpoint presentation about local nursery history, juice/coffee/donuts/fruit, a hay-wagon tour of the nursery, and a shopping spree in our garden center. Eighteen great ladies! We almost lost one on the

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March 27, 2011
Pretending to sail the WindStar during our cruise of the Aegean and Adriatic in 2007.

Pretending to sail the WindStar during our cruise of the Aegean and Adriatic in 2007.

I read somewhere that Spring travels north at 16 miles a day. It’s not here yet, but there are signs that it’s getting close…maybe Cincinnati

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February 11, 2011

What a long winter…snow, icy temperatures, ice on the Lake…like the winters of old!

I saw some huge hawks circling over our nursery today…eagles? And there’s a smaller hawk that visits the trees by our office…a Kestrel?

Enchanted visitations!


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February 1, 2011

I’m really fortunate to have a ‘book club’, mostly with former teachers in our local communities, and a ‘card club’, mostly with ladies in the nursery industry…both of which meet once a month! Sometimes we talk about books and cards.

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