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Good morning, everybody, Welcome back. I'm Ron Wilson, and you are
in the garden here on news radiosix to ten WTVN eight two to one,
WTVN eight hundred and six to tenwtv and talking about yarding. We
are broadcasting live today from Oakland Nursery. We're at the Oakland Nursery on Oakland
Park Avenue. We're going to behere till noon, come and say hello.
As usual, if you've never beento Oakland nurseries, all of them

in the month of early especially inthe early part of the month of June,
when June gets here, they goout. They bring in a whole
new fresh crop of annuals, right, a whole new fresh crop, a
fresh crop of perennials. Plus theygo to local nurseries and garden centers that
have quality plants and bring in someof theirs as well, and they restock

it just like it's Mother's Day weekend. And that's what you see when you're
going to show up with these AndI was talking to Paul earlier because this
one has always just packed. Imean, it's got annuals galore everywhere you
look, hanging baskets, the mixedplanners, one gallon, four ands,
you name it, they got it. And tropicals as well. They're able
to bring up mandavillas and diplodinias.I saw some tropical hibiscus here and there

in seties, which is that redbanana. So they've got you know,
if you haven't done got a chanceto do any of this, they've got
all of these available for you.And they are fresh. I keep saying
that, but they are. Thisis stuff that's been left over. It's
great stuff. But it's all onsale. And everything you see here is
on sale twenty to sixty six percentoff. If you've thought about putting a

fountain in, if you thought aboutputting an arbor up, if you thought
about getting some larger containers to putby the front door, around on the
patio, they're all on sale.If you need mulch. And of course,
you know, looking at the weatherright now, you know we're looking
out t take a couple more days. We're starting to look at an extended
period of time where it looks likewe're gonna start hitting into that upper eighties

and ninety degree weather. Halcome withgran earlier our engineer here and Graham was
showing me some pictures of his tropicalhigh biscus, and it's starting to yell
a little bit on the inside.And I joked with him, and I
said, well, you miss onewatering on that tropical hibiscuits. It yellows
on the inside. You keep itwet too long, it yellows on the
inside. You have three days ofcloudy weather, it yellows on the inside.

They just react to that very quickly. But the water and keeping good
even moisture. And he said,well, I you know, I make
sure the top entr or two isit feels moist when you water. You
want to soak it. I meanyou want to just drown the thing.
You want to soak it really well, so everything in there is totally saturated.
Let it drain out. Don't havea saucer underneath it, so you

don't hold water at the bottom.Let it drain out. And then when
it starts to get dry again,when you put your finger down and you
can't feel moisture anymore, you soakit again. That's the way you want
to water. I've always said,just repeat it. Soak close to dry,
soak, soak close to dry,soak, and don't be a water
tease. If I see somebody standingout there with a garden hose in their
hand, especially in the landscape watertrees and shrubs where a handheld, you

know, a watering land or whateverit may be, and you stand there
for thirty seconds watering something and youmove on. You're just teasing it.
You're just teasing the plants. Yousoak them when you're gonna do that.
And when you soak them, obviouslythey appreciate the moisture, but it also
helps them to root down deeper intothe soil, so that you know,

if you went in there and youjust sprinkle all the time, then all
the roots are going to be atthe top of the soil, which makes
them more subject to dry, heat, drought, et cetera, et cetera.
So you know, soaking when youdo water, don't be a tease.
Give it a thorough soaking. Letit get close to dry, and
give it a good soaking. Andthis is going to be important, especially
for newly planted trees and shrubs andevergreens on the top of the list,

and I'm talking about everything you've plantedthis year and last year, and maybe
even a year before that. Ifit's an evergreen. Very very important.
So we're looking out right now,we can see it. It's gonna be
hot, it's gonna be dry.You can still continue to plant. June
is a great month, lan That'swhy things are growning in containers. You
slide them out of the pot andyou put them in the ground. Loosen
those roots up, get them inthe ground, get them watered in.

You're good to go. So keepthat in mind, police. But water's
going to be a real key.Stay with it. They've had, you
know, ultimate opt conditions up untilnow been fantastic. You know, timely
rainfalls, et cetera, et cetera. Now's when you're going to start to
see if you don't stick with them, the grass you're going to start to
lose little color and on and on. So keep that in mind. But

I was going to mention that's wheremaulching right now as we go into the
summer season, very very important becausewhen you come in there and you malt,
not only does maulch help to keepthe weeds down, helps to make
it look good because you get thatfresh mulch in there, but now it
helps to keep the soil temperatures cooler, so it absorbs the heat and the
temperatures underneath that malt stay cooler andit keeps it from drying out so quickly.

So the malts can be really yourbest friend by getting out there and
getting if you don't have malts downright now one to three inches d I'd
certainly be looking at doing that thisweekend. And again at Oakland Nursery,
two cubic foot bag, it's theirhardwood mulch. It's the good one,
top quality four bags for ten buckstwo fifty a bag. You can't beat

that. And again it's a twocubic foot bag. So now's a great
time. My dad always called itwhen he would wulch in the vegetable garden
this time of the year with compostor straw or whatever it may be,
putting it to bed for the summerby mulching it in, really watering him
well, get straw on top,watered in well, and then he's got
it mulched in for the summer.Kind of be thinking the same thing when
you're looking at your landscape beds andyour perennial beds and annual beds, to

be doing exactly the same. I'veeven gone in larger containers and put a
little layer of mault on the topof those containers just to slow that evaporation
down and keep them a little bitcooler as well. So again, take
advantage of the great water that thestate of Ohio has, as Paul said
early, we got plenty of it, and make sure that you are keeping
those in those plants, whether they'reestablished or brand new. As far as

planting, remember ent your rainfall everyten days, that's what we're looking for.
So keep them going as we gothrough this heat and to the dry
period. Quick break, we comeback. Phone lines, you're open for
you. We're taking your calls ateight two to one WTVN eight hundred and
sixty ten wtv IN broadcasting line todayfrom Oakland Nursery, Oakland Park Avenue here
on news radio six to ten WTVN. It is Father's Day weekend. Dads

love things for the garden from thegarden Professional tools. Maybe he's always one
of that fountain. This is agreat weekend to get out to Oakland Nursery,
any of the Oakland nurseries and everythingis on sale twenty to sixty six
percent off. Now we're at theOakland Park Avenue Oakland. So stop out
here and say hello, We're goingto be until noon. But get out
to any of them this weekend andbuy dad something for the garden or for

your garden, whatever it may be. And you're gonna get it on sale.
And they've got some great stuff andthey are fully stocked. I'm not
kidding you it it looks like Mother'sDay weekend. All right, to the
gardening phone lines. We shall goat eight two to one WTV in Girn.
Good morning, Oh my gosh,I'm first, Hey, good morning,
thanks for taking my call, mypleasure. Hey, I you know

I called you a couple of monthsago and I asked about boxwood mites and
you gave me some advice to lookfor when they flower. And I didn't
do any of that because I've beenbusy with the kids stuff. So now
I don't know have they flowered yetthe boxwoods? And yes? Can I
still pour the stuff around the roots? Yes? Or can I use like
some sort of insecticite? What doyou recommend now at this point? What?

Yeah? And the goal is thatyou're going to put it in sect
a systemic insecticide and to take careof the larvae that are inside the leave,
which they are there now, soyou're still going to wind up getting
a little bit of dammies, butyou're starting to get yourself suppressing the future
generation. So the whole goal was, you know, when the adults come

out in the springtime and they'll flyaround. You can see him flying around.
Some folks would go after with insecticidalsoap or horticultural oil to try to
knock them down, and you canget rid of some of them, but
you won't get rid of all ofthem. So the point being is the
systemic very very important. That it'sinside that leaf. So when they do
lay the eggs and some of thoseget inside the leaf, obviously they'll ingest

that and it's a done deal.So we like to hold off till after
they're finished flowering, which is inthe spring, before the new growth comes
out, because that way, ifthere's any pollinators and bees love the boxwood
flowers, we aren't messing with them. So once it's done, then you
can come back and do whatever youneed to do. But the systemic is
what you're looking for, and youcan put that down in the spring and
you still got time to do it. Now. You can also put it

down in October, so you cancome back in October and do it again
at that point if you want it. But in answer to your question,
Gern, yes, you can stilldo that at this stage. It's a
soil drench. Pour it around thebase of the plant. Water, do
really well, and you're good togo. You have a recommend can you
recommend a product on it? Ifyou look at bonny tree and shrub?

I think Ferdlum calls theirs tree andshrubs systemic. Bears now is Bioadvanced tree
and shrubs systemic. They're all thesame gimmick home wonderful. Hey, one
more quick question. I recycle plantsin the neighborhood and put them in a
nursery and bring them, you knowin an area of my rehab place.
A lot of my box would therethe small leaf they're really light colored.

And then I've got a box withthis grown like crazy and it's darker,
darker in color, and waxy leaves. It's a different variety. Any downside
to mixing those together in my head, trying to get a trying to get
a hedge growing, we're like aprivacy hedge. The only down two things
for downsize one is sometimes some onlystay two to three feet high and wide.

Some can get four or five sixfeet high in white if you never
prune them, so you would havethat look. So you know, all
of a sudden, you get thisone plant that just doesn't keep up with
the rest, and the other onewould be the size of the leaf and
the color, so it would standout. It would always be that they
you know, they're going to havethat particular color. Uh. And if
you you know, you think ofall the different box will build if you
look at them side by side byside, it's amazing how you start to

look you can tell a difference betweeneach different selection that's out there. Got
it? Hey, thanks a lotfor sharing the program, all right,
Gary Geron, good talking with you, uh, and good luck with all
the box that box with leaf mineruntil we had that cold blast a couple
of years ago, was like themain issue with boxwood. And of course
then they got the cold blast andhad set them up for some cankers,

and we've had other issues. Andnow there's a new insect on the horizon
called box tree moth, and Ithink it's been discovered in southwestern Ohio and
the Cincinnati area and a couple ofplaces. I think Dayton's found a couple
spots with it as well. Haven'thad too many other reports of it,
so hopefully that's it's not good.It's going to kind of stay under the

radar and maybe not making appearance somuch here. But we'll see. But
they've just kind of been hammered.But I think folks getting them replaced,
getting that canker in fact, itons out. But anyway, that has
also cut back on boxwood leaf minorbecause they didn't have any new growth to
get it too. But I've hada few cases now where folks are saying,
what's this from? And that wasboxwood leaf minor. But I think

as we work through this and getthese replaced, we'll get back into the
old routine of good old boxwood outthere. But there are many selections for
you to choose from, no doubt. Phil. Thanks for calling you in
the garden with Ron Wilson, goingonce, going twice, Sorry, oh
there you are, there you go? Yes, all right, I was
being polite and I muted, soyeah. I sent you an email on

this as well, and thanks fortaking the call. I'm not sure if
I was going to get on bowls. Those little mousey looking dumb things.
They're in the balls in front ofmy house. And we had a pest
control company dealing with the fighters andother outdoor things. Last year put down
those black fox bait traps or whateverthey are here. They didn't seem to

make any difference. And that waswe had like builder grade maults everywhere,
which I don't know if that meansanything. I'm just giving you some details.
This year, I put down somereally nice organic zoob roof from a
low organic place around here, maultand it looks great. But they're still
there. I wasn't trying to getrid of them with the malts. I
just needed to do mulching. SoI'm seeing the holes, I'm seeing the

trails. I've tried a couple bottlesof the like mole and vole repelling.
I forget what it's called, likemole max or something right fall in the
directions, and the dumb things arestill here. I don't know what to
do. Have any thoughts. Yeah, here's the deal. We're seeing voles
and so if people understand, it'svol e and it looks like a small
tail is field mouse and we're seeingthem more and more in the landscape.

They love the mulch because they runright underneath that and tunnel underneath it.
They'll run through mole tunnels as well, just to get here and there or
whatever it may be. But we'rejust seeing it more and more. The
damages they chew on the roots ofthe plant, they'll chew on the bark
of the plant. They could bevery destructive in the landscape. So how
do you get rid of them?That's the question. Well, a lot
of the mole repellents which have castoroil in them have been listed with for

voles as well. I don't knowanybody's had really good success doing that.
And the other question is where youchasing them off to. I mean where
they're going to go. They're goingto move around to the other side of
the house or whatever. So theonly sure cure is physical removal. And
remember phil that we there are Youknow, when you see one or two,
there's probably ten or twelve, soyou're going to be trapping quite a

few. And the most effective waythat I've seen so far, and I
think if you see more and moretip sheets being written on the vole control
is using a snap trap. Nowwhen you use those black boxes. Did
you see any of those at all? I really don't recall it if they
were in there or not. Okay, there was a company dealing with it,

and I think they replenished some ofthe food or the poison or whatever
it was. But okay, allright, Well, the best thing I
have seen so far is using themouse snap traps, all right, and
you bait them with peanut butter anda sunflower seed. Stick it right on
the end of that. And thething of it is and you want to
put it like right where you knowwhere their runs are, right where a

hole is. But here's the kicker. If you leave that sit on top
of the mulch and other critters canget to it, you'll find up get
you get birds and other things init as well. So what you got
to come up with is some wayto disguise that and cover it over,
but yet leave it accessible for thevolt And what I have found where it's
really nice is you know they sellthose They used to use them for milk

jugs, and they're kind of they'replastic and they have that X you know
design, and they've got the handleson all four sides. You turn that
thing upside down, so the handlesare like opening windows for them to walk
right inside. You put that overtop of the snap trap and you can
put a couple snap traps in there. That works exceptionally well. I think
you'd be surprised how many you'll quicklycatch by doing that. But you got

to protect the snap trap or youget other critters inside of it as well,
and that's not a good thing.So the bottom line is of the
mouth snapchest. You're talking just thebasically snapping mousetrap that's been around for a
million years. Out little would sayright yet, the old fashioned snap mouse
traps. And then again, likeI say, smear peanut butter on that
tip of that the metal piece andjust lightly place a small sunflower seed on

there. Set it. Put thatout covered over sources the skies. But
they can get to it, andI think you'll be amazed how many you'll
catch from that. We'll give ita thing. Give me keep me posted,
Phil, all right, good talkingto you. And Voles have been
to I've gone out. I've toldthe story a couple of times. I've
gone out to where somebody had arow of burning bush, been there for

years and all of a sudden,this burning bush just up and died over
the winter. They said, youknow, all of a sudden, they
we've had mites in it and all, and I think it just finally took
it out. So it's kind ofunusual for that to happen. So I
just happened to stop by the houseand took a look, and they had
the burning bush mulched way too deep. It was probably five or six inches
deep in mulch around the trunks ofthe burning bush. And I pulled that
mulch back, and you know whatI found. The voles had tunneled all

around to eat the base of eachof those and basically girdled them. They
ate all the bark off the bottom. So in the springtime when they tried
to leaf out, they couldn't becausethey had been girdled by the voles.
We had a hedge of evergreens junipers, a big one on a mound in
front of our landscape office, andcoming out of the winter about five or
six years ago, they just startedto lighten in color like they just like

something happened over the winter, andit got to looking on the inside of
the junipers and they had debarked allof the branches of the juniper and we
had to tear everything out, andas we were tearing them out, voles
were just jumping out of the groundlike crazy. So they can be very
destructive sall knockout roses. One timethat literally fell over out of the ground
because the voles had eaten all ofthe roots. So they can be pretty

bad in the landscape. But snaptraps again have been the most effective wys
to get rid of them. Quickbreak, we come back. We've got
a special guest from Oakland. We'regoing to talk about what's going on here,
gardening trends, things you should belooking for, how you should be
watering, and a lot more.Broadcasting live today from Oakland Nursery, Oakland
Park Avenue here on news radio sixto ten WTVU. And you hear the

water in the backgrounds. There's afountain behind us. It's a pool and
has coy and it's absolutely gorgeous.If you ever want ideas on how to
do this in your backyard, stopout at Oakland Nursery at Oakland Park Avenue
and check this out. This hasbeen actually this gazebo and that pond behind
us has been here for a longlong time. As a matter of fact,
Sean Schilling, who was the generalmanager here, was that here when

you first came here. No,actually, this pond here, we went
ahead and like maybe about ten yearsago, completely redid it and pretty much
overhauled the entire thing. So maybeit's a little bit bigger than it was
before, but general the general pondhas been here for a long as long
as I can ever remember absolutely sittingthere in front of As a matter of
fact, we were kidding earlier.Andy, one of our engineers from a

long time ago, used to lovecoming here because he would crank back.
I mean I would look back andhis lip would be dropped chin dropped down.
Just out listen to that music orthat The water flow through there,
So it's definitely relaxing to hear it, for sure, there's no doubt about
it. Talking about yarding and weare broadcasting line today from Oakland Nursery Oakland
Park Avenue, where everything is onsale twenty to sixty six percent off its

their thank you sale. Of courseyou can get that at all the Oakland
Garden centers. But stop out here. We're gonna be until noon to got
a shop around. I get alot of annuals. I think I need
to pick up a few extras aswell. I always do and take advantage
of the great sale. And youknow, as we I think before we
talk more about the things that areon sale here. You know you've been
doing this for you said nineteen years. Yeah, we're going on nineteen years

that we've been that. I've beenhere and it's been a good adventure from
day one. He looks like he'sabout nineteen. Definitely, the age has
grown on me. I've aged.Well, I've heard from a couple of
customers here that don't. Don't feelas if I've I'm even that old.
Yeah, but definitely age is that, you know, aged on me.
Well, if you think, ifyou think plans are good for you,

come and see Sean for nineteen years. He still looks exactly the same as
he did nineteen years ago. Stillget card. Does that frustrate you?
Yeah, sometimes it can, butfor the most part, I just you
know, brush it off. Youknow, it's a good laugh, it's
a compliment, and you know,I would imagine there's probably about a five
or six year period where you didnot laugh. Yeah, yeah, which
it was like that was insulting.But then you get older and you're like,

okay, so what Yeah, yeah, it all works so over the
years, and it's funny. Iasked Paul this, and of course Paul
he can't remember last year what happened. And I hope he's listening when I
said that. But you know,you see the trends that change from years,
you know, as we go alongand as you've looked, as you
look out here over your nineteen yearsof where this has been, and I've

been in this store for thirty years, things have changed. What kind of
trends are you seeing now that you'reseeing out there that you may not have
seen fifteen, nineteen years ago.Well, you know, I'd say over
the past few years, we've youknow, there always tends to be you
know, trends of the year.You know, a few years ago we
were really into terrariums. We gotinto you know, faerry garden things,

you know, really well, youknow, overall though, you know,
I think you know, the pastfew years, trees and shrubs you know,
have been you know, looking intonatives. You know, anything with
lots of color has been very popular. There's always a high demand for anything
that's native organic recently, in mostrecent years, that's been a very popular

one for us. But just ingeneral, we just try to have a
very colorful selection. You know,we take pride in having some of the
best selection in town and you know, you know, best pricing to to
boot do you you know when itcomes to we're talking about native plants and
pollinator plants and this is obviously kickofffor Pollinator Week Pollinator Awareness Week. Do

you see you personally see people comingin more and more asking what's okay,
So I'm looking at all your annualsor I'm looking at the perennials, you
know, show me what's what is? What am I going to plant that's
more pollinator friendly? You see inmore and more folks requesting that type of
information. Yeah, one of themore popular things that we see in perennials
lately is has been some milkweed,you know, a lot of things for

butterflies. You know that that thatI would say last year was a very
very popular one even into this year. I'm always having something for you know,
the monarch butterflies to to you know, have there is a definitely a
benefit for the garden. So doyou have you guys worked and you do
a lot of tip sheets and thingslike that. I mean, have you
seen where you've got to kind offocus on. Now, I got to

get a list together plants of people, so they come in, I can
say here's a list of pollinators,here's a list of native plants that we
have. Sure most definitely. Yeah. We do all sorts of different you
know, sheets for you know,native gardening, for shades, for deer
resistance, you know, whether itbe a rabbit resistant, you know,
trees, shrubs, all of theabove. Do you really have a deer

resistant plant list? We do.Yeah. We try to you know,
educate customers on you know, differentplants. You know, I'm kind of
I'm kind of smiling. Yeah,yeah, you know when it comes to
deer, you can you can youcan have plants that, you know,
deer may not eat as as commonly, but it's just it. You know,
if you have a hungry deer inthe backyard, he may want to
feed on you know, certain plants, whether it's on the deer resistant list

or not. And that's what wecall it's deer resistant. It's not deer
proof exactly. That's it. AndI like I think it's Rutgers. I
like the way they've done it becauseit's a it's the brows level, so
they're rarely browsed, you know,or extremely browsed or extremely damaged. They've
got those levels rather than an actualdeer resistant. Because you're right, you

get the population's high enough and they'rehungry enough, they're going to go through
a repellents or whatever else you haveout there, and they're gonna they're gonna
browse, absolutely no doubt about it. And that's a major issue as we
continue to to garden in our subdivisionsand things like that as well. Talking
about Sean Shilling, he's the generalmanager here at the Oakland Nursery on Oakland
Park Avenue. Stop out and Shottshow you around and show you everything,

and it's all twenty to sixty sixpercent off. Again, I am totally
amazed. And Paula I had mentionedearlier. You know, you have all
the annuals, you have a greatselection of perennials. Of course, trees
and shrubs stay like this all thetime. You never you're always tocked with
all of those. But when youlook at the edibles over there with the
tomatoes, and peppers and all ofthat. You still have a great selection

there as well. Yeah, absolutely, we have a good selection on a
lot of organic veggies, whether it'stomatoes, peppers, you get into you
know, two three four packs,you know, but yeah, overall,
just a very good selection still ona lot of the veggies and edibles.
And when you say organic, thoseare organically grown. Absolutely, so we
have organic, organically grown tomatoes thatyou can you know, if you're looking

to do organic gardening, you cango with those options. Right now,
we have a lot of that stuffon sale for a dollar ninety nine those
you know, smaller there. We'llhave the two three four packs discounted as
well, but yeah, everything's discountedtwenty to sixty six percent off, but
all sorts of different values options.Also this week, you know, we
have that to Bonney thirty three percentoff sale going on as well. You

know, you have issues in thegarden with different you know, I know
I heard you talking earlier with Magnoliascale. We've heard a lot of that
this year here. So definitely somesome common things here that we're dealing with
this year and every year we seethat. You know, some of those
you know, insects and whatnot.They change from year to year. So
and Bonny in a very reputable firm. Absolutely, Yeah, we've we've dealt

with them guys for many years andthey have some some pretty good products.
And as usual, when you havethe sale, you have your special hardwood
malt sale. It's the two cubicfoot bags of the shredded hardwood. This
is a top grade hardwood, isnot the cheap stuff. It's four bags
for ten bucks. That's legalized stealing. Yeah, it's it's definitely very popular.

It's a good product for sure.Now before we take a break,
I have to ask you a question. Grant. Grant, Yeah, Grant
wants to get sixty two bags ofyour mulch. Yeah, so the march
we have it, it's limit sixtybags. Sorry, Grant, I have
to come back for the other two. I suppose you're gonna have to come

back because it's a limit of sixtybags. Or if I drove two cars,
could I do sixty and one?Nope? No, no, nope,
sixty bags. Bummer. Well,looks like I'm not multing this year.
Yeah, we do sixty bag limit, but yeah, it's cash and
carry on the mauch. No deliverieson that special price we have there,

but of course not that that kindof a price. Absolutely yourself. But
if you come in to buy thehardwood mulch, ask for sixty two and
if they say no, ask forSean to come to the register. He'll
take care of you. Quick breakwe come back. We'll finish up talking
with Sean here at the Oakland Nursery, Oakland Park Avenue on news Radio sixty
ten WTVN. Between that song andthen water in the background, you're gonna

chill out with that. Definitely gota nice breeze coming through here, little
breeze. It's a beautiful day,probably one of the nicest days that we
I mean, we've had a lotof nice days here, but this actually
absolutely gorgeous broadcasting line today Oakland Nursery, Oakland Park Avenue. Gonna be here
till noon, and I'm gonna doa little shopping. I know Grant always
does too great prices on all theplants here, twenty to sixty six percent

off everything in stock. If youneed it and it's here, it's on
sale. And if you need sixtytwo bags of mulch, come and get
it. See Sean, you'll clearthat for you at the register. Make
sure everything gets out the door properly. You know a couple of things I
did want to mention before we talkmore about what you got going on here,
and that's watering. And I justwant to keep stressing this because coming

up, starting tomorrow, the hottemperatures start to move in and they're gonna
be here for a while. Lookslike we're selling in for a week or
even longer of the hot temps.And I know, you know, watering
is just going to be key,and you can still keep planting all this,
but you've got to stick with itwith watering absolutely. Yea. You
know, we tell customers at thispoint you can plant pretty much through the

entire season is fine, just duringthis period here you just got to be
cautious on watering. We saw thatthe weather's going to be in the nineties
for an extended period here, soyou know, we're trying to just pass
that along as people are making purchase. Just make sure you water. But
you know this time you can youcan still plant things most definitely, And
if you don't have the right gardenhose or watering wind or whatever, I

know you all have dram Water equipment. Absolutely yeah. We have, you
know, all the major brands,all the necessary things you might need to
water in your garden with, fromhose wands to you know, nozzles,
hoses in general. And you puta little dram color in your garden if
you buy dram Water. Absolutely yeah, all sorts of different colors. I
think they give you about six colors. Trying to give mister Draham to use

that for their logo and he justwon't do it. A little too conservative.
Talking with Sean Shelling, he's thegeneral manager here at Oakland Nursery Oakland
Park Avenue. And of course,you know again from my college days coming
out to Oakland, we used tothey used to let us dig plants and
stuff with the nursery and all.Oakland's always been known for their roses.

Absolutely, and it looks like youare still known for your roses. We
have one of the best selections youknow in town. Most definitely, we
have all sorts of color. Ifyou walk through the rose beds at this
point here, you will be amazedwith the amount of color, how nice
all of the roses look. Thisyear, we've had an amazing year,
as you know, I know peoplehave mentioned, you know, we haven't

had too much in the way ofrain, some of those fungal issues we
haven't really seen. But roses justlook absolutely amazing at this point, whether
you're looking hybrid tes to knockouts,drifts just across the board, roses are
and you know, definitely in fullbloom and look great. So over your
nineteen years and looking at the roseselections and the numbers that you're growing,

did you see that kind of disappearfor a little bit or start to drop
off a little bit over because itjust seemed like there was a point where
folks just kind of, I don'twant to mess with the maintenance of roses,
And you have to give knockout rosesa little bit of credit. When
that came on the market, theykind of brought roses back into the garden.
Of course, now there's so manygreat shrub roses out there. It's

phenomenal and rose breeding today breeding youknow, hybrid t's and floor bunners and
all that are more disease resistant,requiring a little less maintenance. All roses
require some kind of maintenance, buta little less maintenance, you know,
are you seeing the numbers come backup again or have they always just stay
very strong for you? Yeah,they've they've you know, over the course
of my time here, they've definitelyseemed to have stayed pretty strong. You

know, i'd say recently things.You know that the past maybe three to
five years. You know, roseshave done really well for us. You
know, but you know, youcan't you really can't go wrong with rose.
You know, you got full sunspace. You're looking for something with
a lot of color. Uh,you know, it's a it's a real
good option. You know. Ilook at and I look at the shrub

roses especially, and you know you'relooking at plant, you know, something
with a low hedge two to threefeet high. If you want to give
yourself a little bit of color duringthe growing season, why not go look
at some of the shrub roses.I mean you really, once you get
them in the ground. Besides,you're gonna do some dead heading and a
little clean up here and there.May have to do a little spraying every
now and then feed them what's amonth or so, yeah, you know,

once a month. Yeah, ifyou're doing some fertilizations, that would
definitely help to promote some more blooming. Yeah, and maybe dead head even
though they're self cleaning. It speedsup the process a little bit. Absolutely,
Yeah, we'll go through the movedeadhead all of ours, you know,
throughout the season here as well.But that definitely helps quite a bit.
But you can but you can createa nice little hedge or you know,
three plants in the perennial garden orwhatever. In the roses and those

shrub roses, it'll just give youcolor all season long. Yeah, absolutely,
pretty easy to take care of aswell. Yeah, you can put
roses in the midst you know ofother plantss. You know, we have
good selection of tropicals, perennials,and then like I say, a very
good selecttion of annuals at this point, so all sorts of different options,
full stocked and ready to go ifyou're looking to still do any gardening at

this point. Definitely have lots oflots of options and lots of color.
We're gonna heck to come up withall the tropicals just late this season.
Usually you can't find any, andyou guys always seem to that last shot.
It's like where did you come upwith all those? Especially like the
red and Setti's, I mean thatthat red banana. That's once you to
grow one of those in a container, you can't. You always want one

forever. Most definitely, I willgive Paul credit here. Paul has done
an amazing job. Yeah, don'tdo that. Yeah, he has done
an amazing job here with being ableto mark the credit. Credit yourself,
but let's not give it to Paul. No, definitely, definitely have done,
you know, done our best tomake sure we have best selection.
Always are trying to bring in thenewest selection and keep things fresh, you

know, and that you do,there's no doubt about it. And your
staff's always outstanding. Yep, themost important thing for us. You got
do a great job. So anyway, everything's twenty to sixty six percent off.
How long does this sale go?This sale is going to be going
through the end of July. Okay, we'll have discounts from like I say,
perennials to annuals. Everything's twenty tosixty six percent off. But we

do have you know, you know, things such as pottery that will be
a lot of that's twenty to thirtythree percent off. You have a lot
of the annuals are going to bediscounted, you know, down to you
know, from I guess it's lowas a dollar ninety nine on some of
the flowering three inch perennials and whatnotannuals, but all sorts of different annual

and perennial options, trady shrubs,and of course hard goods too. And
if you're looking at you know,gardening gloves, if you're looking at pruning
tools, shovels and rakes and thingslike that that you you know, you
just maybe getting a little older.Maybe you're listening right now and you say,
hey, it's Father's Day tomorrow,I need to get Dad a little
something. I wonder what I couldget dad. Well, go to you
know dads like things from for thegarden or from the guard and then Dad's

like really nice tools. And atOakland you'll find some really nice high grade
tools, I know, the wholewalls like all Corona. I love Corona
tools. Yeah, Corona is definitelyone of the better options. Carry Falco
Corona pruners. Yep, you gotthe Dram watering equivalently we mentioned earlier,
and if you I'll tell you whatif you want a watering wand all right,
the Dram is a patented watering onethe head on. That's unbelievable,

but it's absolutely one of the best. As a matter of fact, they
only made them at one time forprofessionals. Now they've got it for the
professional homeowner as well. But thoseare available and again it's all twenty to
sixty six percent off. Sean Shilling. We appreciate you having us out here
today. The place looks great.Keep up the great work, and you
don't look at day over. I'llgive you twenty six. I appreciate that,

all right, take care. Allright, that's it. Thanks to
all of our callers, a coupleof callers we had there. Thanks for
our sponsors, Thanks of course,so everybody at Oakland for having us out
here today because we certainly appreciate that. And of course thanks to Grant,
thanks for promotions, and of coursethanks to Ella back at the studios,
because without Ala, none of thisstuff would happen. So Ella, thank
you for all that you do.Now do yourself a favor. It is

Father's Day weekend. Get out toOakland Nursery. They've got something there that's
special for dat. I know you'llfind it. Be pollinator, polite,
be friendly, get those up worms, pampered, get the kids and dogs
involved with gardening, figure out whereyou're going to plant a tree or a
native plant, and make it thebest weekend of your life. See you
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