Author Archives: Oakland Nursery

3 Key Factors to Achieving a Low-Maintenance Landscape

 by Kate Wilson Haha! Now that I’ve roped you in with the hot term LOW MAINTENANCE, let’s get on the same page. Low maintenance in no way equals NO maintenance. For those who are less enthusiastic about working in their … Continue reading

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Deer Control?

Written by Kate Wilson The most popular room in our house is the screen porch, despite its small and somewhat awkward size. Even on cold winter days, if the sun is out, we’re out on the porch. It happens to be … Continue reading

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Four Great Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

We always have someone that is hard to buy for. Hopefully your hard to buy for person likes to garden?! If not, perhaps we can pique their interest… My person happens to be my dad. He has been the receiver … Continue reading

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Trendy Tillandsia: Air Plants!

by Kate Wilson Tillandsia, more commonly known as air plants, are a great low maintenance addition to your interiors! Their natural habitat is up in the treetops among the orchids and ferns, cousins with Spanish moss. Hanging out in tropical trees, … Continue reading

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The 411 on Four Organic Products

 by Kate Wilson, Oakland Nursery Hortculturalist     You’ve decided to grow organic! Great, whatever the reasoning behind you’re decision I’d like to support you and your organic gardening efforts. My favorite bonus to growing organic is barefoot gardening! Having a healthy garden from … Continue reading

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Top Five Summer-Blooming Native Perennials

by Kate Wilson What an unusual summer we’re having, with our rainy June and now a rainy July! Although it hasn’t been the best for my basement, my summer flowers (and weeds) are crazy lush and starting to bloom all over the place. … Continue reading

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Water Your Plants!

 by Kate Wilson, Horticulturalist We always mean well, especially while out shopping at the nursery. We see all the beautiful flowers and we tell ourselves, “I’ll be different this time, I’ll commit….to keeping you alive and watering you all of the time.” … Continue reading

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Spring Snow

by Kate Wilson I like living in Ohio and having four seasons. There is of course good and bad – the random weather changes for example.  Keeping us on our toes and remind us that we, as humans, cannot control … Continue reading

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Five Native Spring-Flowering Trees

by Kate Wilson Not sure what all the native plant hype is about? That’s okay. I’ll let you in on it: besides the whole ecological, good steward of the landscape angle it also makes good practical sense. Native plants are … Continue reading

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Early Spring Gardening: Direct Sowing

 by Kate Wilson Maybe spring is coming? I’ve always loathed the month of March in Ohio for tricking me into thinking spring is on its way. Then it will snow. And back and forth, unable to decide whether spring has sprung … Continue reading

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