Garden Club: 07-18-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:47
Twelve members of the Four Seasons Garden Club met July 1 at the home of Jean Long for a tour of her gardens and a program on drying flowers.
Long showed the members how she picks the flowers, puts them in bunches and hangs them on drying racks for two to three weeks and then uses them to a make wreaths and other arrangements.
Roll call was answered by naming a flower each members has dried.
The Pemberville Fair Flower Show was discussed. More assignments were made for niches, tables and work schedule. Set up time is Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.  Tear down is Aug. 20 at 9 p.m.
The September meeting will be a tea party at the Pemberville Library. Members are encouraged to wear hats and gloves.
Garden Briefs: 07-12-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 July 2013 09:02
Daylily garden open
WESTON - Church's Daylily Gardens, 15201 Van Tassel Road, Weston, will again be open for free public tours from now until Aug. 7.
Jack Church has grown more than 1,000 daylily cultivars. Individuals, garden clubs or other small groups interested in touring the gardens should call (419) 669-2869 to arrange a date for the tour.
Local garden/farm provides specialties PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:10
Rows of flowers are growing at Gardenview Flowers in Grand Rapids. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
GRAND RAPIDS - Growing garden vegetables and flowers is not as most people might expect at Gardenview Flowers. The farm is an oasis of nature filled with garden items. It is tucked away along the former U.S. 24 in rural Grand Rapids.
The operation is run by father and daughter Jerry and Jenny Van Houtte, and the younger half of the duo could not be more proud of the quality of their merchandise.
Don't try to stop by their farm to buy their goods, rather, you will need to visit one of the farmer's markets. They sell on Wednesdays at Bowling Green and Thursdays in Perrysburg. You will also find their wares at Toledo on Saturday and in a couple of Michigan locales.
Right now, Jenny says their specialty orange cherry tomatoes are just ripening.
"These are so good, people just love them," she said as she popped one into her mouth.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:50
Community gardens still growing strong PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Friday, 12 July 2013 08:45
Rene Tricou (left) and Adam Vaughn working in the community garden at First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. (Photos: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
For the last several years, there have been two community garden plots at Bowling Green churches.
The Bowling Green Community Gardens are coordinated through The Common Good, a non-profit organization of the United Christian Fellowship.
Two of the most dedicated volunteers were working Wednesday at the garden located at First United Methodist Church on East Wooster St. The other garden is located at Peace Lutheran Church on West Wooster St., near the Bowling Green fire station in that area.
Adam Vaughn serves as the manager/coordinator of the program, he is joined on a regular basis by Rene Tricou. Both are seniors at Bowling Green State University and dedicated to the gardens. The gardens have been function under this format since at least 2009.
Often times there are others who assist in the gardens, but both stress that these gardens are as the name implies for the community.
Garden Club: 06-27-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:09
Bowling Green Women's Garden Group
The June meeting of the Bowling Green Women's Garden Group was held at the home of Norma Stickler. Prior to the meeting, the group toured Norma Stickler's garden and Linda Kidd's flower garden.
Lynette Rosebrook and Linda Kuhn served as hostesses for the meeting.
Two guests were welcomed: Linda Hamilton and Stickler. Members answered roll call by telling what plants they had started by seed.
Jo Vernon presented a report on birds and Kuhn gave a recycling hint.
Members brought their empty pots and flats to the meeting for Wood Lane.
The next meeting will be July 16 at Rose Emmerich's home and the program topic will be container gardening.
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