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Shaded yard provides ‘piece of heaven’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:18
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A section of a garden at the Bowling Green home of Rick and Jodie Hoover. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Having a shady past is not a source of pride and often places one on rocky ground. Such hidden things can be unpleasant. However there is a shady backyard hidden garden filled with rocks which is a source of fulfillment for Jodie and Rick Hoover.
Near Bowling Green State University, their Crim Street home looks nice from the front; however, a trip to the back finds what Rick Hoover calls "a piece of heaven."
He says the area is "so peaceful, it's like a little garden paradise."
The backyard is predominantly shaded which some gardeners find challenging. The Hoovers' back yard garden has ample growth without any grass.
While Rick Hoover assists in acquiring many of the rocks which are prominently featured throughout the yard, he extends all the credit to his wife.
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Garden tour set for Maumee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:08
MAUMEE - In Another Garden, a tour of eight spectacular home gardens, will be held June 21 in downtown Maumee. It will include gardens of some of Lucas County's earliest homes. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the tour. All proceeds will benefit the Toledo Day Nursery.
Advance tickets are available at The Andersons, The Andersons Market, Black Diamond Garden Centers, Hoen's Greenhouse, In Bloom, Ken's Flowers, Lily's at Levis, Rhodes' Garden Fresh Schramm's Flowers and other garden centers.
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Otterbein plans lunch, trip with a focus on miniature gardening PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:13
PEMBERVILLE - Miniature gardening will be the focus at noon on June 25 as Otterbein Portage Valley Lifestyle Community hosts "Miniature Gardening Lunch and Learn and Field Trip."
Area seniors and others interested are invited to the noon lunch at the rural Pemberville facility and then travel to Wolf's Greenhouse on Ohio 105 west of the village.
Transportation will be provided to the greenhouse.
Sue Wolf, business owner, will give a demonstration on the popular new trend of miniature gardening.  One participant will win the supplies to create a container garden.
There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. Registration must be made by June 23 by calling Jaime at 419-833-8917.
 
Toledo Zoo offers garden tours PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:08
TOLEDO - Animals aren't the only thing to see at the Toledo Zoo. The Watch it Grow garden tour series takes visitors through the zoo's beautiful gardens to see how they grow, bloom and change throughout the season.
Zoo horticulturists lead these 90-minute tours, discussing such topics as soil preparation, plant identification and selection, and cultural practices. The tours are free with regular zoo admission, and reservations are not needed; just meet by the historic Conservatory and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Each tour goes from 10:30 a.m. to noon. They will be Wednesday, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.
 
Gardens feature more than plants PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:12
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A fountain sits on display at Lievens Market in Perrysburg. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG - Though spring technically has a couple of weeks left, most gardens have been planted for the season. Yes, there will still be plenty of ways to get your hands dirty over the coming weeks and months. However, many families are now turning their efforts to other ways to enhance their gardens and yards.
According to Stephanie Jaqua, store manager of Lievens Market and Outdoor Living, she has seen a trend of those who like to add variety.
Both she and owner Chad Lievens offer an extensive range of products to help adorn a garden with what she said are unique and distinctive pieces.
Wind chimes remain very popular, but they are also evolving into different areas.
One of those is a beaded tree with rust bells - what Jaqua more simply referred to as a bell tree.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:14
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