Scout's garden in its teens and 'growing' strong PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:16
Scouts work in garden at Klotz's. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Scouting helps in the formation of young men and women in a wide variety of areas.
For the last 13 years Cub Scout Pack 345 from St. Mark's Church has cooperated with Klotz Flower Farm to have a small garden behind the Napoleon Road business. Many former Scouts still return to assist the young boys with the gardening tasks.
George Nicholson, the former Scout master remains involved and touts the garden project as incorporating many aspects of Scouting including God, country, family and self-esteem. "It's all right there," he said gesturing toward the garden.
This year's garden features more than 20 types of vegetables including 10-15 different varieties of tomatoes.
When the Sentinel-Tribune visited on Monday, the young gardeners had just assisted in doing some weeding, planting sweet potatoes and harvesting some radishes to eat.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 15:12
'Happy Hostas' to be featured June 23 at Toledo Botanical Gardens display PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:16
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society is hosting an American Hosta Society accredited hosta show on June 23rd.
"Happy Hostas" will be held in the Conference Room at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Street, Toledo. The show is open to the public, and a copy of the show schedule is available from Bonnie Eddy, show chair, by calling (419) 599-5795. Phil Parsons and Charles Harper are serving as co-chairs.
Entries will be received from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and must remain in place until 4 p.m. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and the show will be closed.
At 1 p.m. the show will open for public viewing and remain open until 4.
For the event there will be free admission to Toledo Botanical Gardens and the show. There is also free parking.
Garden Club: 05-30-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:46
Bowling Green Women's
Garden Group
Six members and three guests attended the May meeting of the Bowling Green Women's Garden Group.
The meeting was held at The Old Garden Inn, Fremont. Dinner was prepared by Miss Grace. Evelyn Bachman was in charge of arrangements for the meeting.
Members heard from Lynette Rosebrook on bleeding hearts and Marilyn Pahl on snowdrops. Jo Vernon presented a report on crows. Linda Kuhn presented a recycling hint.
Members were again asked to save their empty pots and flats for Wood Lane.
Guests were Linda Hamilton, Camille Harris and Becky Bharer. In addition to members listed above, Jean Ladd was also in attendance.
The next meeting will be a garden tour of Norma Stickler's garden.
Historical rails recycled as trellis PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:47
Charlie and Jean Ladd with garden arbor trellis they built with material from Wood County Historical Museum railing. (Photo: Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
When thinking of recycling, most people think about cans, bottles, papers, etc. Jean and Charlie Ladd took a different view.
The Ladd's garden features a trellis created from former railing of the porches at the Wood County Historical Museum on County Home Road.
When the museum decided to replace its aging railing in 2008, they made the old pieces available to the public.
Jean Ladd is a master gardener and envisioned a new use for some of the rails. Her vision turned into her husband's task of taking the rails and building the trellis. Both are very pleased with the final result.
A drive down Buttonwood affords a view of the unusual trellis in their "historical" garden. In addition to the trellis, one area of the garden features bricks from the former Ross Hotel, as well as pieces from the roof of the County Courthouse. 
"I always wanted to have an historical garden, though sometimes its a hysterical garden," she said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:50
Toledo Zoo again offers 'Watch it Grow' tours PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:48
TOLEDO - Stroll through the Toledo Zoo's beautiful gardens and see how they grow, bloom and change throughout the season. The zoo's popular "Watch It Grow" garden tour series highlights different aspects of gardening each month, along with historical information about the zoo's gardens and grounds.
These 90-minute walking tours are free with regular zoo admission. Visitors are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Unless indicated otherwise, reservations are not required; just meet at the Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Master Gardeners receive one hour of continuing education credit for each tour attended.
June 19 - Vegetable and Herb Gardening: learn how the zoo creates its impressive vegetable and herb gardens, from site preparation and variety selection to gardening with raised beds or in small spaces.
July 17 - Native Plants: a horticulturist discusses the advantages of native gardening, including trees, shrubs and perennials, along with growing requirements and cultural practices.
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