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Our Favorite Plant And Flower Nurseries In The Area

by Sherrie Toth
Some of Our VERY Favorite Nurseries !! 
Groovy Plants Ranch
Address: 4140 County Rd 15, Marengo, OH 43334, USA
Phone number: +1 740-675-2681
Website: https://www.groovyplantsranch.com/ 
 
What people are saying: 
“The staff was friendly and helpful whenever I asked them questions. I loved my visit here!” – Lorie
“I live three hours away but I would gladly keep driving to Groovy Plants Ranch because it is so amazing. I love the collection of hard-to-find cacti, succulents, and herbs.” – Heather
“The Groovy Plants Ranch is a must-visit for anyone who loves houseplants, succulents, and annuals. The owners of the greenhouse clearly put time and effort into the nursery.” - Kathy

 
Description: This family-owned nursery is located north of Columbus. The owners, along with the staff, show how passionate they are about the plants. Jared and Liz strive to grow plants that are difficult to find in many parts of Ohio and the rest of the nation. This retail location aims to provide an immersive experience, with intriguing botanicals from across the globe.


Country Colors Greenhouse,
Address: 18625 Butler Rd, Fredericktown, OH, USA
Phone number: +1 740-392-2144
Website: https://countrycolorsgh.com/ 
 

What people are saying:
“The greenhouse is really nice with a great selection of plants.” - Eleonora
“Visit Country Colors. You will not regret it.” - James
“I love the collection of perennials. The plants are not overpriced as well.” - AJ

 

Description: For more than two decades, Country Colors Greenhouse has been serving Knox County with quality products. The nursery is in an ideal location right on the border of Fredericktown. It has everything a garden enthusiast will ever need, including herbs, vegetables, tropical, perennials, and annuals. Country Colors Greenhouse also sells pottery, garden supplies, and chemicals.


Miller’s Farm Market
Address: 5 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone number: 740-392 FARM (3276)
Website: https://millers-farm-market.business.site/ 
 
What people are saying:
“Amazing flowers, veggies, and more - you can only find them here at Miller’s Farm.” – Theresa
“I went shopping here the other day and I had a great time. There are so many items from plants to fresh food to cheese.” – LC
“Great plants with a friendly staff, I will surely visit again.” Brenda

 
Description: Located in Mount Vernon, this farm market has its own nursery and garden center. It opens at 9:30 AM and offers plant selections. There are also fruits and vegetables to buy straight from the family-owned farm.


Wade and Gatton Nursery 
Address: 1288 Gatton Rocks Road Bellville OH 44813
Phone number: (419) 883-3191
Website: http://wadeandgattonnurseries.com/ 
 
What people are saying:
“I used to work here and I still visit because of the gardens.” – Rowena
“The staff is friendly and accommodating. I needed some help about the plants I bought and I got all the assistance I wanted.” – Felicia
“The gardens and the sales area are quite unique. It was indeed a great experience.” - Martin

 
Description: Wade and Gatton Nursery has faced some challenges after the unforeseen death of its owner in 2017
. Despite the announcement that the nursery would close on March 2019, it still welcomes visitors by appointment.


Albyn’s Landscape and Nursery
Address: 11512 Marne Rd, Newark, OH 43055, USA
Phone number: (740) 763-3359
Website: https://www.albynslandscape.com/ 
 
What people are saying:
I was looking for tropical that I can buy in bulk and this is the best place I could find.” – Rene 
“They have a nice collection of greenhouse annuals. I bought some with perennials because of the great price.” – Michael
“The garden shop is really great. I had a wonderful time browsing the nursery.” – Jen 

 
Description: From succulents to herbs to vegetables, Albyn’s Landscape and Nursery has a lot of options. Annuals are in the greenhouse and planted in basket fillers, patio planters, and hanging baskets. Outside the greenhouse are shrubs, trees, and perennials.


Cedar’s Lawn and Garden Center
Address: 1655 Mt Vernon Rd, Newark, OH 43055, USA
Phone number: +1 740-366-5004
Website: N/A
 
What people are saying:
This family-owned nursery has been in the area for years. It lets you know they are dependable.” - Erika
“The service and quality are both fantastic. I will surely be back.” - Benjie
“Good prices and nice operators, too – you can never go wrong here.” - Eleanor

 
Description: Cedar’s Lawn and Garden Center has been around for several years. With excellent stocks of plants, there are plenty of options for everyone, including perennials and annuals. The company also offers landscaping services and sells gardening tools.


Carson Nurseries
Address: 11622 Blue Jay Rd, Newark, OH 43056, USA
Phone number: +1 740-763-1001
Website: N/A
 
What people are saying:
“One of the most trusted and helpful staff around – which is why I keep going back here.” TJ“This owned by a family. When you get here, you will also feel you are a part of it.” - Olive
“It is always a pleasure to do business with them.” - Chandler

 
Description: Located in Newark, OH, this family-operated business has served the locals in the city as well as the surrounding areas. The nursery features cacti, succulents, and herbs. There are also annuals and perennials of many kinds from different parts of the US and other countries.


Hobby Nursery
Address: 2152 Township Road #570, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA
Phone number: +1 419-368-3314
Website: https://hobbynursery.com/ 
 
What People are saying:
"For a wide range of plant selection, I recommend this place. It has a great location as well.” – Louise
“The nursery has a unique design. Their wholesale prices are also attractive.” – Ellie
“Gardening has always been my passion. Thanks to this nursery, I have found really great additions to my own mini nursery.” - Hayley
 
Description: Hobby Nursery focuses on service and variety in North Central Ohio. With a 17-acre container nursery stock and 65-acre field stock, there are plenty of plants that gardening enthusiasts will find here. The company has been around since 1978, offering wholesale options for everyone. 


Shaffer Landscape Nursery
Address: 3052 Mabee Rd, Ontario, OH 44903, USA
Phone number: +1 419-529-2681
Website: https://shafferlandscapes.com/ 
 
What people are saying:
The company has pros that guided me to buy the best plants for my garden. I highly recommend them for those in Ontario.” – Barbara
“I was looking for professional designers but I also checked out their nursery. It was an exciting experience that I would like to have again.” – Cruz
“I visited the nursery by appointment and I did not regret it. I will surely go there again.” Lindsay
 
Description: Shafer Landscape Nursery has been in Mansfield since 1950. For several years, loyal customers flock to the nursery to check the collection of products. With a stable history, the company has earned an excellent reputation across the area. Shaffer also offers landscaping services.


Willo’dell Nursery Garden
Address: 1398 US-42, Ashland, OH 44805, USA
Phone number: +1 419-289-0606
Website: http://willodell-nursery.com/ 
 
What people are saying;
“Unlike the other nurseries that I went to, Willo’dell offers the plants within my budget.” – Katherine
“The selection was nice. Plus, the staff was very friendly. I'll be back.” – Cathy
“I absolutely loved this place. It is a must visit in Ashland.” – Loraine
 
Description: With several years providing business, Willo’dell Nursery has become one of the favorites in Ashland and nearby areas. The company offers creative solutions for landscaping and gardening concepts. All products and services are within the customers’ budgets.
 
 Mowango Nursery
Address: 18177 Coshocton Ave, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, USA
Phone number: +1 740-507-8368
Website: https://mowango-nursery.business.site/ 
 
What people are saying:
I absolutely adore their perennial shrubs. I really like that they keep their prices to the minimum, easily fitting my budget.” – Rose
“I bought some trees at this nursery and I was stunned because the prices were truly affordable. I will certainly buy here again.” – Felicity
“Mowango is my favorite and I love the lavender twist redbuds that I bought from them.” - Lee
 
Description: Different varieties are available at Mowango Nursery. The owner cares for these plants personally, along with the members of the staff. This nursery is where people can find flowers, succulents, fruits, and vegetables among others.
 
 Wilson’s Garden Center
Address: 10923 Lambs Ln, Newark, OH 43055, USA
Phone number: +1 740-763-2873
Website: http://gardencenterohio.com/ 
 
What people are saying:
“Wilson’s has a good variety. I keep coming back here to see if they have a new addition to the collection.” – Colbie
“I bought some pepper, tomato, and others from their nursery. Thanks to their super friendly staff.” – Jason
“A real treat for every plant enthusiast, this is a great place to visit if you are looking for trees and shrubs.” – Matthew
 
Description: Since 1958, Wilson’s Garden Center has been a popular choice for those in Newark and neighboring cities. This family-owned business provides different selections of plants, shrubs, and trees. There are a few display gardens, as well, so visitors can be inspired.
 

 

Are you ready for bathing suit weather?

by Sherrie Toth

Starting a New Workout Routine

The weather is still cold and we are still experiencing record low temperatures, but there is sunlight on the horizon. Literally. The summer is coming and the gradual lengthening of the days will mean more than a reprieve from an intense Ohio winter. It will mean shorts, swimsuits, and days spent swimming at the lake. 

That means that now is the perfect time to start working on your summer body. We are now officially beyond the point where most New Year's resolutions turn to naught, and we can begin working on making real changes that will carry us through the years. Hopefully. And the first thing on most people's lists is to shed the pounds that they picked up during the cold winter months, and maybe a few more. Equally common is the desire to take better care of your health. But, cold weather and comfort foods seem to be working against you. 

This can be all the more daunting if swimming is part of your fitness routine. The prospect of taking a dip in the lake loses its luster in the fall and by the time the winter gets into full swing, the specter of sickness keeps all but the most dedicated out of the pool. But there are ways to get fit and avoid the pull to abandon the water until the summer time.  

Start off small. 
If you have never had a workout routine before, it's important to start off slow. Doing thirty-minute workouts regularly is better than sporadic bouts of intense exercise or worse...sitting on the couch. Remember, even if its just a twenty-minute walk after dinner, the objective is to get moving. 

Extend your summer swim. 
If you swim outdoors, now is a good time to invest in a wet suit if you don't already have one. They come in many different designs and thicknesses. Find one that is thick enough to help stave off the cold in the early fall. Take advantage of the protection a wet suit offers to keep you swimming in the great outdoors until the cold forces you indoors. 

Cross train. 
Regardless of your primary form of exercise, you can benefit from cross training. If you are a swimmer, a few sessions at a Zumba class might be just what the doctor ordered. Cross training helps you to exercise muscle groups that you may miss and it will help you crawl off of the plateau that we all find ourselves on at some point. This is because cycling through several different routines and types of exercise create muscle confusion, forcing your body to work harder. Don't be afraid to move your swims to an indoor pool and reduce your days in the water to just one or two. 

All across Ohio, people are getting ready for the warm weather. But be sure to take the time to bundle up. It's easy to forget to dress appropriately. With the burst of endorphins and the sense of well-being associated with exercise, it can be easy to forget your hat and gloves. Bundle up.
 
Other ways to get ready for summer is to get your lake house! We can help with that! Contact us HERE

Fire Up The Grill In The Winter!

by Sherrie Toth

 
Outdoor Griilling in the Winter. Wintertime Grilling Tips !
When winter rears its chilly head, it’s assumed that outdoor activities should temporarily cease. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’m looking at you, grilling enthusiasts! There’s no need to bid your beloved Weber a farewell during the winter months. With ample forethought and adequate attire, your favorite pastime can carry on as usual. Whether you reside in Ohio, Maine, Montana, or Vermont, here are some savvy tips and tricks that’ll help optimize your wintertime grilling sessions. 

Pave A Path 
Ready your shovels, for there’s nothing that can stand between you and your grill. If your walkway is cloaked in snow, you’ll want to create a path that allows you to walk back and forth with ease. After all, you don’t want to compromise the safety of your meat by walking on an uneven pathway. 

Perform A Quality Check 
Winter’s extreme conditions pose threats to electronics and essentially anything outdoors. With that said, you’ll want to ensure that your grill's hoses haven’t yielded to the cold. If your grill is in running order, you can resume business as usual. 

No Snow, No Problem 
Perhaps the most crucial tip is to remove all snow that’s coated on your grill. It’s likely that snow has crept into the entrails of the grill as well, so it’s in your best interest to clean the inside as well. If snow melts on the grill, it’ll render your efforts useless. 

Invest In Additional Fuel  
For your grill to operate at peak efficiency during the winter, it has to work a little harder to emit heat. As a result, it burns more intensely, thus exhausting your fuel resources. With that in mind, it’s advised that you keep extra charcoal or propane on hand. 

Don’t Get Left In The Dark 
During winter, the days feel shorter, and the sun is gone in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, quality outdoor lighting can offset this shortcoming. Most grill aficionados invest in outdoor patio lanterns for an efficient grilling process. 

Close That Lid 
With the grill working exponentially harder to combat the cold, it’s savvy to keep the lid closed as often as possible. Though you may be tempted to check on the progress of your meal, it’ll only prolong the cooking. In short, keeping the lid shut helps reduce heat loss. 

Don’t Postpone Cleaning 
When food freezes, it becomes exceedingly difficult to clean. It’s for this reason why grill experts recommend having warm rags at the ready when the grilling is complete. 

Warm Attire Is What You Desire 
Standing out in the cold is no fun, but it is bearable with the appropriate clothing. Some recommended clothing items for wintertime grilling include heat-resistant gloves, coats, beanies, and sturdy shoes. Articles of clothing that are ill-advised include scarfs and snow gloves.

Happy Place Moments at Apple Valley, Ohio

by Sherrie Toth

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One of the perks of living on or near Apple Valley Lake is the gorgeous view and scenery whether it’s mid summer or the dead of winter. There are countless opportunities to catch glimpses of nature or simply the beauty of the lake. It’s even better when you can capture these moments on film to be remembered forever.

Perhaps you’re considering purchasing a Lake Home.  Let these pictures serve as a reminder WHY Apple Valley is YOUR next Happy Place.


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A Gorgeous sunrise.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy nature playing out naturally


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Is this a painting?  Another beautiful Sunrise. Imagine experiencing this from your own home.  Pictures are worth a thousand words, but the experience is better.


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There’s just something about the magnificent sunrise at Apple Valley Lake.  The leave you speechless.

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The scenery is breathtaking.  It has the same effect as chamomile: calming.

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Glassy water. Fog rising.  Looks like it’s going to be a great morning


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A relaxing boat ride during a July sunset.

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Even in the winter, Apple Valley shines


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Beautiful Bennett Park

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These little fellas can be seen all over Apple Valley Lake.  Bald eagles are the only eagle native to North America.  And the word “Bald” originally meant “white” not “hairless.”


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Pictured here is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  With a little suet and some peanuts, you can attract this beautiful bird.  If you’re lucky, you might be able to get the more recognized Pileated Woodpecker.


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A tiny, little hummingbird.  While these creatures are in fact birds, their aerodynamics often have them associated with insects.  Hummingbirds can flap their wings up to 6,000 times per minute.  Be sure to change their water often, as the old nectar can be toxic to these delicate animals.

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Another angle of our Red-Bellied Woodpecker friend.

Are you ready to find your happy place?  Have you always wanted to walk out your back door to the beautiful sights and sounds of the pictures above?  Contact Toth and Team today and we’ll make sure you find what you’re looking for.

As always, please share your pictures with us in the comments below.




 

Safety First at Apple Valley Lake

by Sherrie Toth



 

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Well, we think it’s safe to say that the warmer weather is well under way.  What a nice Memorial Day weekend we had here in Apple Valley.  Minus a few scattered showers here and there, Toth and Team can say with confidence that we couldn’t have asked for better weather.

As always, when the weather finally starts to cooperate with us (Thanks, Ohio!!), there are more people who are out on the lake and around to enjoy it, which makes the risk for accidents rise.  Apple Valley has put out a list of boating and water safety rules to regulate and prevent accidents that you might want to check out.  Toth and Team has also created a list of simple “things to remember” when enjoying the beautiful Apple Valley Lake.  And as always, accidents are just that-- ACCIDENTS.  No one intends for them to happen, but a lot of them can be avoided if we are aware of ourselves and our surroundings.


Things to Remember: Swimming

 

Learn How to Swim- one of the best ways to prepare yourself and your family is to take swimming lessons.  Most facilities offer lessons for people as young as six months old.

 

Appropriate Supervision- Most times, there are different ability levels in the group of people you may be with-- especially if children are involved (under which circumstance there should ALWAYS be supervision).  Make sure you know these abilities and can verify that the appropriate supervision is available. Always have weak swimmers wear a US Coast Guard approved life vests. Do not rely on water wings or floaties.

Know Water Depths- Unless you are 100% certain, always enter the water feet first-- especially if it’s unknown waters.  Appropriate diving depth is 9 feet.


Substances- It may seem like a no-brainer, but common sense isn’t always common.  Make sure you aren’t under the influence of alcohol or drugs while swimming.

 

Take a Course- A water safety/ CPR course never hurt anyone and you never know when you might need it!  You might not be anywhere near the water-- you could be out at a local restaurant and find someone in need of your life-saving skill!

 

Common Sense- I know we said it wasn’t so common, but if you have to second guess, then you probably shouldn’t do it. Always go with your first gut instinct.

 

Things to Remember: Boating

 

Have a Checklist- always have a handy dandy checklist on board and before you depart, make sure you’re able to check them off your list.

 

Life Jackets- Make sure that each passenger on board has a life vest available.

 

Follow the Rules- Sometimes we want to unleash our inner rebel and that’s just part of life, but let's not do that with water safety.  It’s ok to call a handful of Cheez-its a “serving” in order to “stick it to the man” if that’s how you want to channel your inner rebel; however, boat and water safety rules were created to keep everyone safe.  If you’re unsure of such rules, you can check the Apple Valley Property Owners’ Association Website for more details.

Substances- Drinking and driving is not limited to the roadways; be smart.

Common sense- Again.  Rules are not here to make us have less fun.  Just remember to follow your gut and we can all enjoy the lake together with minimal to no problems!


Do you have any other precautions that you and your family take while on the water?  Let us know in the comments below!

And if you haven’t found your happy place yet, please contact us so we can make that happen!




 

Outdoor Fireplaces

by HGTV

We love nothing more than the ambiance of an outdoor fireplace. Here is a great read from HGTV

Outdoor fireplaces are great gathering places for friends and family, and they can be a valuable addition to any backyard, deck or outdoor living space. Ultimately, the outdoor fireplace that's right for your home's exterior space will be one that reflects your personality and your goals for fireside fun.

The first consideration when deciding on an outdoor fireplace design is whether your outdoor fireplace will be portable or permanent. Portable outdoor fireplaces obviously provide for virtually unlimited choice in terms of placement in your backyard or on your deck, and they now come in a number of different designs and finishes to suit just about any style of outdoor living space.

On the other hand, a permanent outdoor fireplace can add a real hint of luxury to your backyard or deck. Built-in or permanent outdoor fireplaces tend to require more extensive construction and are therefore generally more expensive than freestanding outdoor fireplaces.

Common materials for freestanding or built-in outdoor fireplaces are stone, stucco, tile and brick. You'll have plenty of designs to choose from, and matching your backyard or deck's overall design shouldn't be a problem. Outdoor fireplaces should always be located away from any potentially flammable items like trees or shrubs, and you should always use a spark guard and flame-resistant fire mat when your fireplace is in use. Also, be sure to check with your local fire department regarding their outdoor fire codes before installing your outdoor fireplace.

Full article Here

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