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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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Yippee! We finally have extraordinary lovely weather here in Central Ohio. Just like all of you I have been struggling with our crazy up and down weather. Honestly, all we want is to be outside in our gardens planting future delicious fruit, veggies and beautiful flowers.

So we still need to check that the soil is warm enough (around 60 + degrees) for planting warm-weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers and basil. In Central Ohio the safest planting date is considered to be about 5 days after mid-May. And home grown or locally grown tomatoes are the absolute best tasting by far.

"Gardening depends on the weather, which is unpredictable. But it pays to wait"
This is a quote from Weston Miller, a former horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. And he is so very correct. Everybody gets excited when the sun and weather is nice for a few days. But planting seeds too early can cause them to rot from damping off fungus or they will be very slow to germinate which is stressful all season long.
So let's rein in our excitement and be a little patient - It pays to wait.

Of course, keeping up on weed control is so very important to your success. Since these noxious invaders can choke out all of your desired plants by taking needed nutrients, water and sunlight from your plants. Once a week weeding should take care of this for you. It may not be fun but it will pay off in success for you.

While weeding, monitor for slugs and other insects and control quickly. Either squash these insects or drop into soapy water. Using a chemical control is an option if you know exactly what you are treating for and follow package instructions for safety, especially with edible plants.

Here is a hint for natural pest control. Try planting chives or marigolds with your tomatoes. Chives repel aphids, nematodes and mites. Marigolds attract bees and ladybugs which discourage aphids, slugs, tomato worms and snails which love to munch on tomatoes.

Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 14th. And Father's Day in on June 18th.

We have many great ideas for gifts for Mom this year. Our stunning annual planters and hanging baskets are always a gorgeous choice and provide color all season long. In the Gift Barn you will find beautiful jewelry from Holly Yashi, Tokobia and Silver Forest. Wonderful personal care products from Michel Designs, Simplified, Dionis, and San Francisco Soaps. In our Barn Loft you will find an extensive selection of purses, cute tops, fun plant themed T-shirts (these are sooooo soft!), and even wine glasses (hint, hint).

For Father's Day gift ideas there are terrific products from San Francisco Soaps, including Man Bar, Filthy Man Bar, face and body creams. In the Loft you can locate some really unusual decorative accessories for the man in your life and his Man Cave. Consider a replica diving helmet for the wall. Or an airplane propeller. Some really handsome bookends (fishing reels, motorcycle, train, etc.). And let's not forget all the bar accessories. Brumates, wall wine racks, tool sets for the bar, glasses, and even a bar for the Cave. To finish it off add in some earthy pillows and humorous books.

Of course, now we are into grilling season. Spending time out on the patio or deck with family, friends, good food, fun and drinks. We can assist you with all of this to make things easier and tastier using many of the Stonewall Kitchen products that are located in the Gift Barn. Barbecue sauces, aioli's, salad dressings and drink mixes. Imagine grilled ribs with 'Boozy Bacon Barbecue Sauce' or 'Maple Bacon Aioli' spread onto grilled corn on the cob or on a hamburger. Everybody loves bacon! Yum, Yum, Yum!
If you need some additional inspirations, there are amazing cookbooks and charcuterie books in our kitchen area.

The outstanding news here at Oakland Nursery Delaware is that our new greenhouse opened a few weeks ago. If you haven't seen it already it is truly beautiful! Yes, it took a long time but it was well worth the wait. It is packed with a wonderful selection of plants. All of your old favorites and some new plants that will become your new favorites. Check out the attached pictures to this letter to get a glimpse of this amazing structure. And then plan to make a trip to experience this greenhouse in person.

Bring on Summer!


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!


Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Late Spring

Summer Business Hours

Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
July 4th 9am - 1pm


  • Garden Expert Ron Wilson
    April 1 - June 17

    Garden Expert Ron Wilson's live radio remotes!  Ron will air his weekly radio show "In the Garden" live at our Delaware store on April 1 and at the Columbus location on June 17. The radio show airs weekly on 610 WTVN AM radio on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.

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. 

More on our delivery and planting services

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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