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
Garden Club: 05-30-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
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.
Toledo Farmers' Market stages major 'Flower Day' PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:47
The Toledo Farmers' Market will present what they bill as the "Largest Flower and Garden Event" in Northwest Ohio on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is part of the 24th annual Flower Day weekend. It will also stage Market Days Saturday and Monday beginning at 8 a.m. both days. Saturday runs through 4 p.m.; while Sunday's event ends at 2 p.m.
Experts on Hand: Master Gardener's from Ohio State University's Extension Office will be available Sunday to help answer questions and give tips on plant and soil care. On Saturday and again on Monday, local farmers will be on hand for "Market Days" selling baked goods, produce, poultry, beef. In addition, families and friends can wander and shop from among a variety of artisans' works, yard art, crafts and - of course - the flowers.
The Flower Day will feature 35 of the Toledo area's best flower growers and greenhouses at the market with their best flowers and plants. More than 20,000 visitors have been known to visit the market on this day.
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.
Landscape services can aid homeowners PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:48
Bryan Joseph of D&D Landscaping, adds a new layer of mulch at the Holley residence in Bowling Green. He called the family’s backyard a “resort” which includes a waterfall feature behind the area where he and his brother, Matt Joseph (back) are working. (Photos: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Many homeowners and gardeners would not think of the idea of having someone else working in their yard or garden. Yet  others, due to the size of the project or a host of other reasons, use the service of a lawn or landscape service.
Recently, the Sentinel-Tribune caught up with Bryan Joseph and the staff of D&D Landscaping at a Bowling Green residence as they worked at the condominium of Rob and Mary Holley.
Much of their work that day involved adding a layer of mulch to the landscaped areas of the Holley home, including a large impressive waterfall feature.
"We can do just about anything for people, from full landscaping to regular maintenance," Joseph said.
There are also provide a variety of other services. He noted how an elderly gentleman recently wanted to change a bush at his home. D&D came out and was able to do the work the man could not do himself.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:40
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