Mike’s Plant Farm
4850 North Ridge Road, Perry, Ohio 44081
2,463 plants must be sold this weekend, only $5.97 each while they last!
Here we go!
This is Whack-a-Doodle Crazy selling plants at such a low price but we’ve got plants everywhere and I do mean everywhere! I have to reduce the number of plants that I have on hand dramatically before winter. With that said, I have to tell you, we have some awesome plants that we are selling at this crazy low price.
Grab a red or blue ink pen and circle the things you want.
Hydrangeas! Annabelle is the hydrangea that never fails to bloom with great big white snowball flowers. Plus we have Nikko Blue Hydrangea, All Summer Beauty Hydrangea and Forever Pink Hydrangea. These Forever Pink are beautiful, you have to see them. They are still in bloom!
Look at the size of that Annabelle Hydrangea for only $5.97. You think it’s great, but that’s what going to get me tossed into the Asylum for sure! By the way, everything that I am posting a photo of on this page is $5.97. Just so you know!
Lilacs! We have an assortment of French Lilacs including a beautiful variegated lilac and the ever popular sensation lilac. Quantities are for sure limited, you better get out here fast!
Have you ever heard of perennial called Balloon Flower? These things are incredible! The striking blue flowers blow up like a four sided balloon before they open. They started blooming mid-summer and they are still loaded with flowers. Great border or accent plant.
Hostas! We have a big assortment of rare hosta varieties including “Baby Booties”, “Blue Mouse Ears”, “Affrodite”, “Cotton Candy”, “Waiting in Vein” “Clear Fork River Valley”, “Fall Dazzler” “Meritt Supreme”, “Slendid Sarah” and more.
Need a nice thick evergreen hedge? We have some awesome Arborviate that make an excellent living hedge. We have Green Giant, Dark Green and Emerald Green. These are very nice plants and selling them for only $5.97 is insane. But then again, it’s pretty much insane selling any of this stuff for only $5.97. So if I’m not here when you get here, call the asylum, they might have me locked up!
We also have some beautiful Rheingold Arborviate, Blue Rug Juniper, Gold Finger Potentilla still in bloom, Pink Whisper Potentilla still in bloom, deep red Crimson Pygmy Barberry and Japanese Red maples for only $5.97 each! Yep, you read that right, Japanese Red maples $5.97 each.
Grasses! We have Maiden Grass, Morning Light Maiden Grass which is variegated, Blue Oat Grass, awesome Blue Fescue grass and this . . .
Coral Bells! We have Snow Angel which is awesome, Palace Purple, Stormy Seas, and another one that I can remember the name of. Give me a break, I’m old.
Yep! I’m in trouble
Pam is going to kill me when she finds out I included her in this photo. But . . . it gives you an idea of how serious we are about getting these pictures and everything else we do here right. As I am creating this blog post I am using the ledger she created to document the photos. (pssst! Don’t tell her, Okay?)
These Summer Snowflake Viburnum have been blooming all summer. I can’t get them to stop blooming!
We have all kinds of trees, Golden Curls Willow, Dura Heat River Birch, White Dogwoods, Chinese Dogwoods, Redbuds, White Oak, Burr Oak, Red Oak and Pin oak. Some of these things are huge, in 3 gallon containers. Yep! Still $5.97. Now I know I’m going to get put in the nut house.
Awesome perennials! Dazzle Berry Sedum, Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan, Spotted Dead Nettle,, Sedum Album, Sedum Autum Joy, Tiny Rubies Dianthus. Awesome Little Business Daylily! Red as red can be! Oh yeah, Purple Showers Pansies. Hardy as can be!
Plus a ton of other odds and ends, way too many to mention. Blue Berries, some huge potted Strawberries, Russian Sage, all kinds of flowering shrubs including some awesome Allegany Viburnum and Summer Snowflake Viburnum. Summer Snowflake is like a blooming machine! They bloom all summer. Allegany has a beautiful, coarse texture leaf to give your landscape a little Pizzazz. (google says that means vitality and glamor. Pretty impressive huh?)
Oh, oh, oh! I gotta tell you about my neighbor Richard. We share the driveway. Why I don’t know? Maybe there was a shortage of gravel back in 1929. Probably a shortage of money. But anyway, Richard has some really nice Hemlock trees for $25.00 each and get this, Richard is having his first ever, dig your own sale! Any plant in the field $20.00 you dig it. He’s serious about this, he has a lot of nice stuff. You pick what you like, hand him twenty bucks and dig away! Something tells me this is going to turn into a dirt flying frenzy when people see his plants!
Richard is on the right side of the driveway, I’m on the left.
Hey you know what? I almost forgot, I’ve got some Green Mountain Boxwood and Blue Boy and Blue Girl Holly and holy cow! How could I forget about the Azaleas??? We have some beautiful Hot Shot Azaleas, they have striking red flowers and Rosebud which have beauuuuuutiful Pink Rose like blooms. You’re circling what you want right? Red or Blue ink? One time some guy marked up my ad with a yellow highlighter! Can you believe that? I gave him what for!
Okay, now I’m gonna tell you a secret. Almost every single plant in the joint is priced at $5.97 except a handful of Japanese maples and some Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud trees. I’ve got some Japanese red maples for $5.97 but I do have a handful of bigger ones that are $39.00 each and here’s the secret. I have a few Laceleaf Weeping Japanese Red maples left at $39.00. They won’t last. You need to get out here. Now I’ve got a homework assignment for you. Google Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud tree and be prepared to be amazed! This is an awesome plant and I’ve only got a few at $49.00 each.
Listen up. These are the rules of engagement. I don’t do phones. You can’t call me up and ask me questions. We don’t even have a phone at the nursery. Just get in the dag blamed car and come see what we have. Say Hi to the donkeys, they’ve been waiting all summer for a plant sale. They love plant sales! They get to meet a lot of new friends. Their names are Finnegan and Fergus, Fergus is the dark brown one. They’ll probably sing to you on the way in!
People ask me; “Mike, why do you sell all of your plants for only $5.97 each?” The answer is simple, I think that you, the plant buying public, should have that option. Most of this stuff we grow ourselves so the margin of profit is high. We put them in special pots and sell them at prices anybody can afford. There are all kinds of places where you can buy expensive plants. My job is to give you the chance to buy things like Dogwoods, Lilacs, Arborvitae, you name it, at a lower price.
Let me tell you a secret about buying plants in Perry. When you shop for plants in Perry you are buying from people who are crazy passionate about what they do. We’re all growers. I’ve known these folks most of my life and they are “salt of the earth, passionate people who live to grow and sell plants. Many of them are second and third generation operations. Be sure to stop and visit all of the nurseries in Perry.
We are located at 4850 North Ridge Road (Rt. 20) in Perry. Just east of Antioch Road. Look for the big sign on the right that says; “Beautiful Plants, only $5.97 each!” The zip code is 44081 in case you need it for your GPS thingy.
When you pull in please park out back. Drive past the outhouse, past the donkeys and park next to the orange tractor. Be sure to bring your shopping list! I’m the old cranky guy in the bib overalls. Come early, I get really cranky in the afternoon.
Can you do me a favor? Tell your 30 year old children about my plant sale. They think they are all connected to the world with their cute little smart phones, but obviously they are not or they’d know about my plant sale.
Listen up, we only sell plants a few weekends each year. Don’t miss out! Come right now! Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. September 18th, 19th and 20th. I can’t wait to meet you! Now get in the dag blamed car and come and look at my plants!
Sandy Anselm says
I have burning bush that is moving into area I don’t want. How can you safely cut off the new sapling at the base of the burning bush.
Just clip them, or if seedlings, pull them up.
Looking for cotton candy lilacs ! Do u carry them.?
I think there’s some confusion over this cotton candy lilac. Someone else said it was actually a hydrangea.
Looking for pink and white cotton candy lilacs? Can’t seem to find anywhere
DEBRA BOYEA says
I would love some cotton candy lilacs as well!
Would you please let me know if you get some?
Thanks so much.
Mandie andrews says
When will your 2016 sale be????
We sold plants all spring, pretty much wiped out the nursery, we’ll advertise a plant sale again in September, probably 3 weekends. But we are usually open 6 days a week until 3 or so, noon on Saturdays.
Do you have “cotton candy ” French lilacs
No I don’t, never heard of that one. I will be getting some lilacs for fall, let me see what I can find.
PEGGY MCKNIGHT says
If you do get those in please let us know. I would love some.
I believe they are referring to a pink and white hydrangea that is labeled as a lilac on pintrest and facebook right now. Below is the link:
That might make sense.
Linda Jarrard says
Also looking for cotton candy lilacs.. Will keep a watch on your website to see if you get any in. You have Beautiful flowers !
Please let me know if you get Cotton Candy Lilacs. I want a few. ?
Lonna Ulvestad says
Love your site Mike. Am glad I’ve found you! You are a warm wealth of information to all aspects of plants! Do you ship any of your products? I live in Kentucky? Would really like to know – just moved to new place & in need of desperate landscaping!
No, at this time I am not shipping any plants.
I just stumbled upon your site…I love it!! Very informative and great tips for people like me who have a brown thumb?
I’m happy that you are enjoying your time at https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/
Mary Singer says
Just found your website, love it. I wish that I lived in your state (only to be able to visit your place), Your information is wonderful, the site is great! I would have enjoyed getting the $5.97 plants.
Amparo Salgado says
Going today God willing
I am going to try my best and come out tomorrow… Love the hydrangeas….
Just saw your info and so disappointed I cannot come out this weekend. Please let me know if you add another weekend.
This is our last weekend sale for this year, but we are usually around between 9 and 2 most days, but I can’t always promise those hours. We’ll be around today the 19th and the 20th til 5:00 pm.