Welcome to Mondays with Mike McGroarty.
I started doing these videos for my Backyard Growers, but realized that a lot of other people will like them as well. This is a bit of a documentary of what we we have going on at Mike’s Plant Farm here in wonderful Perry, Ohio.
May 27th, 2013.
Mulching our Japanese maple beds. Audio is really bad, it was windy and then from out of now where a random clanking tractor drove behind Amber with the camera! Only in the country does that happen! Watch the movie.
Mondays with Mike, May 13, 2013
I’ll make this quick today. Getting ready for our plants sale, plants lined up everywhere, building is packed full of Rhododendrons!
Mondays with Mike, May 6, 2013.
Wha, wha, wow! What a week! We got the old house landscaped, we’ve got our sign posts up, no sign so we hung up some rubber chickens (long story), the landscaping around the sign is done and the pile of dirt from last week’s video is now a beautiful landscape planting. I found a new home (temporarily) for my Peaches and Cream Japanese maples. On one landscaped mound I managed to work in four Japanese maples and a Weeping Noota Cypress tree, one of my favorite plants.
Mondays with Mike, April 29, 2013.
Mike climbs a dirt pile as Amber giggles while holding the camera. A secret about dividing daylilies. Something that I learned about rooting hardwood cuttings of Purple Sandcherry, prunus cistena, Mike showing off the thousands of plants that he has purchased from his customers, those that started out with his system Backyard Growing System. Single stem Harry Lauder’s walking sticks and Small Japanese Red Maples for $4.97 each,
Mondays with Mike, April 22, 2013.
Right after we dug a bunch of Harry Lauder’s Walking Sticks and Lavender Twist Redbud trees for spring sales. Mike goes whacko (his words) at a wholesale nursery stock auction in Madison, Ohio,
Sally Deutsch says
I want to buy evergreens as a barrier on our property. A large development is in the planning stage next to us. Please give me your open hours of business. Thank you.
We’ll be open this weekend from 9:00 to 5:00 both Saturday and Sunday.
Are individuals such as I welcome to come and browse or purchase at your plant sale? What are your hours if this is open to the public? Thank you.
We are open the public and the hours are . . . I’m not sure. This time of year I’m usually there by 9:00 am but I often leave about 4:00 pm. You have to keep in mind, I have a lot of things going on and I’m supposed to be retired. So I refuse to keep regular hours. And if most folks even had a clue how many hours a week I spend taking care of my Internet customers, subscribers and writing articles and posting photos they’d declare me completely crazy. But for the most part I’m around the nursery between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. six days a week.
Cecil Hatcher says
What would be the minimum cost to getting involved in this
Cecil Hatcher says
I am retired wit limited income
Cecil, You can start with very little money at all, grow a few plants, sell them, reinvest your profits. You need to know that multi million dollar businesses were started with this simple concept in just about every industry there is. When I first started out online I had $35.00. That’s it. That’s all I could invest a month then only for a few months.
My first shot at business did not go well at all, I had to start over with absolutely nothing to work with. But I did it. Somebody with limited income should be all over this if they have the desire.
Grant Hartman says
Mike, I would be interested in a couple of Henry Lauder’s Walking Sticks for the Arboretum here in Evansville IN. Do you know of a good source? Grant Hartman
Mark Doner says
I have a Japanese Bitter Orange, in my rear yard do you know anything about what fertilizer to use and any propagation tips.
I don’t fertilize my Japanese maples unless they are in the nursery growing in a container. Best thing for them? Rotted, bagged cow manure.