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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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Hello Spring! Spring! Spring!
Well, not that I am excited, but Spring is finally just around the corner for those of us in Central Ohio. Although most of February was pretty mild for us this year. But Mother Nature does have a habit surprising us all the way through May. So always be prepared for any curves she might throw at us!

But on any of those days it is nice out would be a good time to think about cleaning up those garden beds if you did not do it in the fall. Let's face it, we all get behind sometimes with garden maintenance. Now is a great time to catch up on these jobs. To start with get all of that dead Hosta foliage cleared out and layer it into your compost pile or composter. It will be exciting to see those little Hosta tips peeking out of the ground! This is an excellent time to divide those large clumps and either plant elsewhere or share with friends, neighbors or co-workers. All of the above advice also applies to your decorative grasses and perennials as well. Much easier now than in the heat of summer.

If you wish to prune your roses do so just before new growth begins in March or early April. The exceptions would be most heirlooms and climbing roses which would require pruning after they have finished blooming.
Also, early spring pruning applies to boxwoods before the spring flush. They may look woody at first but that flush of new foliage will hide that quickly and be beautiful.

All of our seeds are 25% off for the season. So now is the time to start planning a timeline for your seed starting. There is so much information on the back or inside of each seed packet pertaining to needs of each variety of seed. Depth to plant seed, spacing and best time to start indoors or outside. Seed starting mix is the perfect medium to start seeds because it is lightweight for ease of germination. Water, light and warmth are essential ingredients for successful seed starting. I am always amazed and excited when I see the first set of leaves emerge from the soil. At this point I can almost taste those Brandywine tomatoes and Poblano peppers in my first batch of salsa. Yummy!

Now would also be a great time to apply Preen to your beds to stop those pesky weed seeds from germinating. It won't kill the weeds that have started (need to pull those!) but will definitely help control the seeds that not not emerged yet.

Considering a new flower or vegetable bed, or any major new planting installation? Now is the time to make a detailed, drawn-out plan for those projects. Whether it is a raised veggie bed, new cutting flower garden, a formal herb garden or even container gardens everything benefits from a nice plan. This also helps you stay within your budget. And leaves room to experiment with color and texture. Consider mixing annuals, perennials and herbs together. How about a few topicals added to the mix? Don't hesitate to have fun!

Not feeling confident about your planning skills? Contact the Oakland Landscape division and have them come out to design it for you.

Every day we are receiving new product for all your planting and decorating needs and wishes. If it is not in stock yet, it will be soon.

Our Gift Barn has a whole new look these days! Wonderful new furniture, lamps and beautiful pillows (indoor and outdoor). Fun new Jellycat collections of stuffed animals for your little ones (or not so little!) that are so very soft, soft, soft. Along with new children's toys, games, books and the aforementioned soft, soft, soft critters.

We have expanded our selection of personal soaps and lotions for Ladies and Gentlemen. The Spring jewelry selection is just lovely and there is always the perfect pair of earrings available to complete any outfit.

How about some luscious new candles to set the mood for Spring? There is a wide variety of colors, styles and scents ranging from cozy home, floral, woodsy and citrus. And a perfect gift candle is our Flatyz line of handpainted art candles. They are smokeless, dripless, and unscented.

A new item we acquired is a line of Peterson Artware Touch Lamps in several different designs. This cylinder lamp also holds a small dish that will hold and melt scented wax or a bit of water with a few drops of essential oil added. All in all a lovely way to have a soft light accent and scent a room at the same time. You will find these lamps featured throughout the store in various displays with some of our fragrant wax lines featured.

Now while you are working hard on planning those new, fabulous garden beds we have just the things to sustain you. From Stonewall Kitchen, out of Maine, there are some very tasty salsas , sauces, olives, mustards and much more. From Mrs. Millers there are lovely jams and fruit butters made in Ohio. Gourmet seasoned cashews from Elise Artisan Nuts made in Georgia are yummy. Dip mixes from Rabbit Creek Products made in Kansas. Frontier Soup mixes made in Illinois are perfect for this time of year what with our wild swings in weather. Then follow that meal with a lovely lemonade or iced tea and tea cookies from Too Good Gourmet produced in California.

A couple of final notes to mark on your calendar.

  1. Ron Wilson will be here at Oakland Nursery in Delaware on April 1st from 10am to 12pm with his radio program "In the Garden with Ron Wilson". Visit with Ron Wilson during his radio program with any gardening questions you might have.
  2. Our garden store hours have changed for Spring.
    We will now be open Monday - Saturday 9am to 7pm. Sundays from 9am to 6pm.

Alright, enough chit chat from me. Time for iced tea and planting seeds because I am already behind schedule.
Happy Spring Folks!


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 - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Greenhouse
Delaware Garden Center - Spring
Delaware Garden Center - Spring

Spring Business Hours

Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm


  • Greenhouse Grand Opening!
    March 15 - March 31

    Welcome Back! After a long winter, our greenhouse is open for business! We are excited to share our completely rebuilt and reimagined space with you. Stop in and enjoy a completely new botanical experience. Shop early and take advantage of these specials:
    * Free adorable mini ponytail palm with greenhouse plant purchase of $50+ (while supplies last)
    * Free hand blown glass watering globe with $100+ purchase (while supplies last)
    * Purchase any plant + pot and pot it for free
    * BEAUTIFUL Majesty Palm 10” pot, 4-5’ (3 plants per pot) regularly $39.99… SPECIAL $19.99
    * Dozens of philodendron varieties, palms, ficus, sansevieria (including Shark Fin!), pothos, citrus, succulents, cactus… climbers, creepers, weepers, uprights! OH MY!
    * Miniatures through jumbo sizes available
    * Shipments arriving all week of March 13th  of new, super fun plants
    * All houseplants 33% off until March 19th!

  • 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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