Our greenhouse has 9 compartments, each with independent control systems that allow us to provide a humid environment for propagation, or a cool-dry environment for maintenance of our Pelargonium clonal collection, for example.
The greenhosue facility includes 8 compartments that can be individually controlled to provide appropriate environmental conditions.
A high humidity chamber is used to propagate begonias and to slowly acclimate plants transferred from tissue culture.
We have 60 raised beds, each 4'x8', at the Waterman nursery. We share the space with a container area for growing native Ohio trees.
Raised beds at the Waterman nursery have metal frames around them that allow us to introduce insect-proof screens or on occasion, shade cloth.
The raised beds at the Waterman Nursery are used both for characterization and seed production. We sometimes provide partial shade conditions for accessions that prefer woodland habitat types for normal growth.
The nursery at Waterman consists of about 2.8 acres (1.1 hectares) of gravel-covered surface, enclosed in a rabbit-proof fence. There are 60 raised beds and approximately 5000 sqfeet (464 sq meters) of area dedicated to growing woody plants with controlled irrigation.