Chris Ibsen

Store Manager – Littleton

Over 30 years with O’Toole’s! A true gardening  expert! Email Chris Favorite plant: Evergreen

2023 Gifts for Gardeners

DCUK Wooden Ducks These adorable little ducks are the perfect addition to any gardener or nature lover’s home. Every DCUK original is hand carved from bamboo root and carefully painted individually, making each one unique. Arriving with their own name tag, the DCUK Pin is added to each character who passes their smile and quality tests! Wacky Plant Accessories For …

2023 Garden Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Garden Giveaway contest! It’s so fun to see how your gardens take shape after meeting you while shopping in our stores.   First Place @js_customs8   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by John (@js_customs8) “I’ve been working on my garden and landscape for 25 years,” says JS, …

2023 Garden Giveaway

Share the beauty of your garden and you could win a gift card valued up to $500!

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2020 Garden Giveaway Winners!

September 18, 2020
It was so inspiring to see all the creativity and gardening passion out there! Check out the winners of our 2020 Garden Giveaway! Read Full Blog Entry…
Ask a Gardener – Japanese Beetle
June 11, 2020
Japanese Beetles damage plants as both adults and larvae. Adults feed on soft leaf tissue, leaving skeletonized foliage. Larvae feed on roots, especially turf grass, leaving dead, brown patches in the lawn. Cech out this blog entry for tips and products to address both the larvae and the adult bugs. Read more
New To Seed Starting

Seed Starting for Beginners

Thursday February 24, 2022

The first thing on my to-do list for spring is starting seeds! I head to O’Toole’s to pick up some essentials like Espoma Organic Seed Starting Soil, Plant Best compostable pots and trays, and seeds! If you’d like an extra head start on the season, adding a seedling heat mat from Jump Start and a Agrobrite Grow Light can also be useful tools.

One of the easiest things about starting seeds is that all of the instructions you need are listed on the back of the seed packets you pick up. I like to prep my trays and pots by filling them most of the way up with the seed starting soil, and then add indentations based on the seed packets’ instructions. After sprinkling in seeds, gently top off the soil and water thoroughly. I like to use a greenhouse to keep up humidity levels, but many seed-starting trays come with plastic humidity covers that work just as well! Keep them well-watered and in sunshine and you’ll start to see seedlings soon!

Talk soon,
Kait from @modhippiehabits