We’ll be open for the Spring season beginning Friday, March 22nd. Our early spring hours are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. (We’re closed on Sundays until April.) We have the first of our trees and shrubs in stock, as well as packaged garden seeds. Onion sets and seed potatoes are due in by opening day. We hope the weather begins to act like it’s spring soon, too.
Ferda’s Garden Center is for sale. (In the meantime, we’ll be here to serve you in the spring with the trees, shrubs, flowers and veggies as you have come to expect.) Click here to take a virtual tour of the garden center.
We’ve started to freshen up the Gift Shop for Spring. Touches of pink, mint green and a cheerful yellow are appearing on the walls and seed starting supplies are on display now. The packaged seeds will arrive soon.
As of today, (January 10th) there are only 70 days left until spring!
Don’t forget– even though we’re officially closed until Spring, someone is usually around if you need something. Just give us a call before you make the trip. 740-546-4467.
The USDA has reevaluated the temperature patterns for the US and come up with a revised version of the Hardiness Zone Map. Check it out here. It’s interesting that, where some of Ohio used to be zone 5A or 5B, it is almost entirely Zone 6A on the new map. What that indicates is that the low temperatures in the winter are about 5 degrees warmer than they used to be.
The web site allows you to look at your state in an enlarged version, and to plug in your zip code if you can’t figure out where on the map you really are. (Don’t feel bad, I’m geographically challenged, too.)
Today, November 19th, was our annual Holiday Open House. Did you make it? We had lots of fun, especially the visit from Santa. Gloria has been a good girl, how about you?
Next up, next Saturday (November 26th) we will be promoting Small Business Saturday. This is the day after “Black Friday,” the day we all get up really early and try to beat everyone else to the low-priced goodies at the Mall and the Big Box Stores. The next day is the traditional day to shop at small locally-owned businesses, including ours. We’ll also be providing spaces for local crafters and artists to sell their products. If you like the idea of having choices of where to shop, and you like the idea of keeping more of your dollars in your local economy, this day is for you!
We’ll have some specials in our shop, and some really unique gift items from local craftspersons. You won’t find anything like this at the Mall. Stop out and support your local economy.
Isn’t it great that the weather has moderated for a while? The heat and humidity was getting to me, and I’ll bet to you, too. Now that I can stand to be outside during the day, I’ve begun weeding again, and replacing mulch.
And don’t forget the next meeting of the Homesteaders group will take place on Saturday, August 27 at 11:00 AM here at the garden center. Don Feenerty will show us how to make a rain barrel (and one lucky attendee will take it home!) and we’ll be talking about how to use up the bumper crops we’re getting from our gardens about now.
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