Hosta Haven Farms can fill shady, sunny gardens
|Hosta Haven Farms has several shade houses, shown above, as well as shade gardens to display 300 different varieties of hosta.|
|Cement markers for gardens that display the name of a particular variety of hosta, shown at right, are available at Hosta Haven Farms.|
|Photos courtesy of Hosta Haven Farms|
The 14-year-old business is owned by Kathey Hackney-Glidden and her husband, Bob Glidden, and will reopen for the season May 9.
Hackney-Glidden said she grows her own plants and is working on creating a second shade house that will display potted plants, and has added a new display garden this year.
“We now have about 300 different varieties of what we grow,” she said. “And this year, we added 15 new varieties.”
Hackney-Glidden said Hosta Haven Farms has hostas for every kind of garden, from full shade, to part shade to full sun. Hostas are hardy plants, but there are also some unique and unusual varieties that can add interest to any garden, she said.
“A hosta in full sun requires a little different kind of care, and we advise our customers on this,” said Hackney-Glidden. “We can also dig up a mature plant from our gardens for an extra cost for customers who would like to begin with large plants.”
Hackney-Glidden said she helps customers create and expand existing gardens.
“We offer ideas on how to create shade using lattice work and treated timbers that makes for a rustic look,” she said. “We can also create garden designs, can advise customers how to lay out their plants and can help those who want to modify their gardens.”
Hackney-Glidden said she will make home visits to identify a specific plant for customers. She also said Hosta Haven Farms sells a product to help customers deal with deer and other pests that like to eat hostas.
“We carry [products] created by an Akron resident called Goodbye Deer and Restraining Order,” she said. “Our customers tell us this is the first product that truly worked for them.”
Hosta Haven Farms also sells cement-marking stones for hostas, and accepts custom orders for stepping stones.
Hackney-Glidden said she welcomes visits from garden clubs to present histories and care guides on hostas. The groups are asked to call to set up an appointment to avoid busy times of the day.
In addition to hostas, several varieties of ferns, such as the Japanese painted fern and the ostrich fern, are sold at Hosta Haven Farms.
Business hours at Hosta Haven Farms are Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 330-836-0606 or visit the company’s new website, hostahavenfarm.com, which will be unveiled soon.
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