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Delaware Garden Center

Delaware Garden Center

25 Kilbourne Road Delaware, OH 43015 | p: 740-548-6633 | f: 740-363-2091
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Spring is Going to Spring for us

Is anyone twitching for spring to arrive yet? Well, I know that I certainly am! These wild weather swings in Central Ohio can play severe havoc with our hopes for an early spring.
But rest assured, spring will arrive for us soon.

We will just have to occupy our time with prepping for that day. Meaning, keep going with that garden clean up (mine isn't done yet either), prepping vegie and landscape beds, getting seeds started, checking on which trees and scrubs might still need a bit of pruning, etc. Go out and see if some of your spring bulbs have started popping up out of the ground. That always makes me smile and get a little concerned about possible freezing weather. Keep in mind they are tough.

Check for buds on trees and shrubs. Look at the base of your perennials and notice if they are starting to show growth. My autumn sedum has already started. So, if it is predicted that we will get freezing rain, etc. then you may want to protect this early growth.

Prune back your butterfly bushes in mid to late March. This helps control the size so that you can see the flowers. When the bushes get too tall, then the blooms are only at the top.
At which point you will only see the blooms from your second story windows! That is not so much fun.

Fun note here, cut some of the flower stems of narcissus, hyacinths, tulips, even later on butterfly bush, place in a vase of water and they will last at least a week for you to enjoy spring within your house.

All of the Oakland stores will be having their annual Spring Fling on the weekends of March 16th thru March 24th. However, join the Delaware store for spring kick-off weekend events on the weekend of March 9th & 10th. Lots of fun things are planned! The Oakland Nursery Delaware store will be featuring a variety of kid-friendly dinosaur themed activities rotating though including:
-Live interactive educational reptile experience (March 9-10th)
-Get your portrait drawn with your favorite dinosaur by our Jurassic caricature artist
-Reptile themed face painting 🐊 (March 16-17th and 23-24th)
-Take a dinosaur tour with our park ranger and learn all about what it's like working with the dinosaurs (March 9-10th and March 16-17th)
-SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES by everyone's favorite CEO of InGen and dino DNA extractor, John Hammond
-Other spring kick-off and spring fling events include sales, games, and prizes too! *** (12-4pm Saturday and Sundays - activities will vary daily based upon availability and subject to change) ***

All of us will be happy to see the cheerful faces of pansies and primroses which will be arriving very soon at our Oakland Nursery Delaware store. Between discovering my hellebores and snowdrops blooming and then seeing the pansies arrive really gets me going with plans for the garden.

Be on the lookout for all of the summer blooming bulbs to be arriving in the next few weeks. Make sure to come in to get your favorites early. Do be patient and hold off on planting them in the ground until soil temperature is consistently higher than 50 degrees to ensure strong root development. Nighttime temperatures should be averaging between 40 and 50 degrees and danger of frost has passed.

More good news here! Fruit bearing trees and shrubs are now in available in the nursery. Other nursery stock will soon be arriving daily for you to peruse and shop.

In the garden store we have expanded our selection of Fox Farm products. These products are some of the most organic planting soils around. Just fantastic to use for all of your container planting needs this year. Personally, I haven't met any one of these that I didn't just love using in my containers, hanging baskets or garden beds at home.

A big date for all of us to be aware of is that Easter is quite early this year - March 31st to be exact.
So be sure to stock up early for those Easter baskets for the little ones. In the Delaware Gift Barn and Loft we have yummy Coblentz Chocolate Co. Easter Candy Kabobs and many other tasty treats for those Easter baskets. And consider selecting a plush dinosaur, toy or game to add to their basket. Dinos are all the rage right now for the little ones so how fun that would be for them!

Now for the 'taller' kids (i.e. Adults?) Easter basket recipients, there are plenty of treats for them too. Flathaus shortbread cookies, Lisa's flavored popcorn, Mrs. Millier's jams and jellies, Urban Accents sheet pan dinner packets (terrific flavors) and an expanded Stonewall Kitchen selection. Think about an Easter Day brunch using a Stonewall gift set featuring Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup and/or Jam with the waffle mix. Tasty!

You really must check out all of our cookbooks. My current favorite is the 'Grilled Cheese Cookbook'. There are so many flavorful grilled cheese sandwich combos (39 to be precise - yes, I counted!) along with soups, mac & cheese, and side dish recipes. My most recent sandwich try from the book is the 'Feta Fetish Grilled Cheese' - WOW! Just saying.

How about a spring update for your abode? The Gift Barn and Loft is fairly exploding with spring florals for you to select from for your home decor.
Check out the watercolor designs from artist Betsy Drake. These indoor/outdoor pillows and placemats are just about too beautiful! We have met the artist and she is not only very talented but so very nice to work with too.

We can't forget the new Peterson Touch lamp designs that just arrived. Beautiful! And they will also melt fragranced wax to softly scent any area of your home. With that said we also have many wonderful wax melts to use with your wax melter. From the perennial favorites, 'Smell of Spring' and 'Agave Pineapple' from Aromatique to 'Charred Pineapple' and 'Cake Pop' from Country Candle co.

Time to go visit "Wayne" in the greenhouse and have a cup of tea.
Till next time folks, Happy Spring!


CUSTOM CONTAINER PLANTINGSCan’t seem to find exactly what you’re looking for? Maybe a color scheme isn’t what you were envisioning, or the premade planters are never the right scale for your area. Whatever the case may be, Oakland Nursery is happy to customize seasonal containers for you! Let us create a custom combination planter for your home, based upon YOUR specifications!

You can pick from our wide selection of pottery or bring in your own container. You can pick out exactly what you want or just give us some guidelines and let us do our magic.

Colorful containers can start as early as February and go as late as November, and there are many options for holiday greens arrangements to fill even the coldest months!

Prices are dependent upon the plant selection and container size. Additives such as Soil Moist and slow release fertilizers are also available options. We will do our best to understand your needs and make informed, educated decisions about what plants will work best for your location and lifestyle.

Call us or stop in anytime, we are here to help!


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Spring Business Hours

Monday – Saturday 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Memorial Day (May 27) 9 am - 6 pm


Delivery & Planting

We offer an array of services to make your gardening and landscape experience as easy and successful as possible. And of course, our expert advice is only a phone call away. 

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Special Orders

Not finding the items you need? Whether it is a plant, statuary, fountain, or garden product, Oakland Nursery has access to a multitude of suppliers. Large or expensive items may require a 25% non- refundable deposit. Call or stop in with your request and we'll do our best to find it.

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