Bitter cold outside!

It might be bitter cold outside but this is the perfect time to be starting planning your garden and picking out your seeds that you will want to be planting very soon in your germination areas!

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Spring Flowers!

Daffodils are a great Easter flower! A bulb planted in the fall, will bloom in your flower beds in early spring. They are great to force in pots as well to have indoors late winter and very early spring. They are blooming and ready to go home with you, to add some spring to your home!!


The Easter Lilly is the true Easter celebration flower. Grown in the garden it will bloom in July, not at Easter time. We in the greenhouse industry  force them to bloom at a more appropriate time for our holiday. They are planted in the spring for summer bloom or in December in pots for forced spring (Easter) blooming.

Easter Lillys

The Hydrangea is a beauty and used during Easter to give some exquisite color to any place that needs it. This variety forces easily, but if planted outside needs some protection so it will bloom next year.


The Hyacinth is a great bulb for forcing and smells great. At least I think so! Some people thinks it has a very strong smell that is offensive, but others like it very much. It’s for sure a pot of hyacinths will definitely fill a room with perfume.





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Seed Starting

February is the month that we need to start some of our seeds, those veggies and annuals that take  exceptionally long to germinate like peppers, rosemary and Gerber Daisies and perennials such as Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan and Shasta Daisies. Also specialty herbs and flowers that take a bit long to get to the point of harvest like, stevia, onions (from seed) and mache . Crops that do well in cooler temps like kale, lettuces, spinach and more could be started now also.

Starting Seeds

The secret to getting seeds to germinate as quickly as possible is keeping the soil warm. If you start your seeds in a flat or peat pellets, set the flat filled with peat pellets on a warming mat (a heating pad on the lowest setting will suffice) to keep the soil to an optimum germination temperature. No light is needed during germination, not until after the plants have sprouted is light needed. Then try to keep room temperature between 65-70 degrees F and watch your plants grow.

Don’t get impatient. Some seeds take up to 28 days just to peak through the soil. So don’t get in a hurry, remember it’s worth the wait to see what you have grown on your own from the tiny seed!!


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Greenhouse Farmers Market

The first Saturday  of April will be the last market for our winter market season! Don’t miss all the great vendors that will be on site in the greenhouse! There will be local farmers, bakers, artisans and craftsman as well as the Koine’ coffee trailer outside!!


Offering everything from organic produce, free range eggs, local honey and organic pet treats the Petitti’s Farmers Market has a little something for everyone. A stroll through the warm, humid greenhouses is great for your health in this cold, dry weather so whether you just want to look, eat or shop we’d love to have you for the market 10am-1pm at Anthony Petitti Organic Greenhouse at 5828 Columbus Rd Louisville, Ohio 44641. If you haven’t already, please ‘like’ our Facebook page to stay up to date on products, classes, farmers markets and special Facebook offers:

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5 tips for your houseplant in the winter!

Many house plants this time of year will start to show stress. This can be caused by one or a combination of reasons. These include dry heat, over watering, little light and small use of fertilizer. Some tips to help you with your house plants…
But don’t give up these plants are great for cleaning the air in your home while we’re spending so much time indoors!
1. Keep them away from direct heat vents, so the warm air doesn’t blow directly on the plant
2. Don’t over-water. During the winter months, with low hours of day light you can over water very easily. Don’t just water, always touch the soil a finger length to see if the plant really needs water
3. Keep your plants in a south facing window so the plants can get the maximum amount of light
4. Don’t treat all house plants the same. Check each plant individually to see what it needs
5. Plants still need feed in the winter. You still eat in the winter (we aren’t bears after all!!) so don’t forget to fertilize your plants every three to four weeks. Your Christmas Cacti are the only exception, as they don’t need fertilized until August.


organic fertilizers we recommend and also sell at the store are:

                                  Bonide’s liquid plant food $5.99
Indoor house plant food $6.98
Hope this helps your plants stay happy and healthy though the winter months! Thanks for reading! Please leave your comments and come see us at the store!


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December Farmers Market



One of our cutest patrons enjoying some of our organic tomatoes!

It may not be Thanksgiving season, but the theme of today is Thank you Thank you Thank you! We had an even better turn-out at this months farmers market than last month, more venders and patrons! First and foremost, our thanks are extended to our venders, without them there would be no farmers market. We also want to thank all our patrons for coming out from near and far. We at Petittis and all our venders are local small businesses and every penny earned is appreciated. Our final thanks are to Greener Grass Organic Lawn Care for the reusable bags they donated and Bellflower Communications for their work on our marketing and social media. Thanks in advance for the ‘like’ on our facebook page too:! Enjoy learning about our venders and the pictures!

KT Eggs- Dover, Ohio Fresh brown eggs, free range chickens, all natural feed, NO hormones, additives or animal byproducts



Jeff and Sheila’s Apiary- Minerva, Ohio Lip balm, soap, candles, honey, etc


Paw Pleasers– Canton, Ohio un-certified organic dog treats


The ‘Veccitable’ Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce


Blackbird Meadows Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce and sweets


Gift Sets by Pearl- Louisville, Ohio


Sack’s Snacks- Waynesburg, Ohio Various sweets


Fichter Farm Produce– Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce


Chef Robert Monter- Louisville, Ohio Baked goods


Pheasant View Dairy Goats– Hartville, Ohio Goat Fudge, shampoos, lotion, soaps


Creekview Ridge Farm– North Canton & Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce


Pap Pap Joe’s– Dennison, Ohio Gluten free chips


Frank Personal Development– Louisville, Ohio Alternative health practitioner


Kim’s Kitchen Organic & Healthy Treats- Louisville, Ohio


The Leaf Lady- Canton, Ohio


Linda’s Sweet Confections– Bellville, Ohio All Natural & Organic


The Vintage Vessel Candle Company– Canton, Ohio Hand poured candles


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Petitti’s Winter Farmers Market

Looking down greenhouse 2

We have huge news! Love the summer, Canton farmers market and miss it terribly as much as we do when every winter roles around?! Well fear not, Anthony Petitti Garden Center and Floral Shoppe will be hosting the Petitti’s Winter Farmers market every 3rd Saturday of the month through the winter. The first will be this Saturday, November 17th from 9am-12pm. The address of the green house is 5828 Columbus Rd Louisville, Ohio 44641. Ohio has some nice farmers markets, head south to Athens County for unique and “glocal” finds or north to Shaker Heights for hip organics. Canton locals are hoping for the same year-round success.

Venders include Troyers Home Pantry from Apple Creek, Fitchter Organic Farms offering organic produce and herbs, Pheasant View Dairy Goats offering goat milk skin care line, fudge and cheese, TK Eggs offering free range eggs, Kim’s Kitchen offering organic baked goods, Daylene Chocolates, Pearls Gifts offering handmade coffee cups gifts, PaPa Joes gluten free chips, and more are welcome! Please contact Cindy Saling-Petitti at 330-455-5997 or for more information on becoming a vendor.

Petittis offers a wide variety of organic lawn and home care products, annuals, perennials, mulch, compost, garden/lawn tools and lawn ornaments. In recent years we have opened the coffee shop with various specialty coffees, teas and light snacks. Our newest addition has been the floral shop. Just named Top 3 in The Canton Repository 2012 Reader’s Choice Favorite for Stark County Florist and offering fresh cut flowers, corsages, and boutonniere it is safe to say Petittis now has something for everyone.

Anyone who knows Cindy knows that she loves being warm and can be known to wander the greenhouses enjoying the warmth during the winter. Now you can do the same, escaping the cooling temperatures and supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs at the same time.

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Hello world!

Anthony Petitti Garden Center & Floral Shoppe is excite to launch our blog! We will make posts about relevant information for our customers as well as try to keep you updated on class offerings and all the other fun things going on at Petittis. Welcome 🙂 Please follow us on facebook  and twitter 

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