'Budding gardeners' plant seeds at Home and Garden Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:29
Grace Dickson (right) plants a seed in a flower pot made from old Sentinel-Tribune newspapers during the Home and Garden show at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green Sunday morning. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
Many gardeners enjoyed thinking about the upcoming planting season as they perused the various booths on Sunday on the floor at the Stroh Center. Two of  the vendors gave visitors small flowers to be planted at home.
However, upstairs on the mezzanine dozens of younger and future gardeners were treated with the ability to plant their own seeds making the 2014 Home & Garden Show a memorable one.
The Wood County Master Gardener volunteers, through the OSU Extension office, staged the event which featured three bins of soil which the "budding" gardeners filled small pots created with Sentinel-Tribune newspapers.
Eight-year-old Madison Bowers was excited to plant carrot seeds as it is her favorite vegetable. The rural Pemberville resident who attends Elmwood Elementary said she has helped with gardening chores at home. "I'm going to plant this at home," Madison said. "You plant things and at the end you get to see what it is. Sometimes it's a surprise."
Her brother, Tyson, age 3, also took home his own seed pot.
Another 8-year-old, Elizabeth Tussing, who attends St. Louis Catholic School in Custar, chose to plant a flower seed. She said she really likes flowers.
"You lay down the seeds and water it. Then pick them when they are ready," Elizabeth said.
To this reporter's surprise she said her favorite part was the planting.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:23
Fair abounds with garden ideas PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:28
When people think of the Wood County Fair, gardening is usually not the first thing that comes to mind.
Yet, the fair is abundant with garden ideas. The Wood County Master Gardeners have an information booth and display in the Home and Garden World. That building also showcases two flower shows which highlight items that grow in area gardens and other related displays.
Many of the area garden centers and landscaping businesses donate their time and products to enhance the look of many of the buildings around the buildings and other venues at the fairgrounds. The Wood County Park District has its annual display along the midway. Home-grown vegetables can be found in the Farm Products display in the Grange Building and the FFA entries in the Junior Fair Building.
Yes, enjoy the livestock, rides, exhibits and entertainment, but keep one eye peeled for an idea to employ in your own garden or landscape.
Peace garden honors late professor PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:50
J.J. Kawashima is seen at the gate of the Fuji Kawashima tea garden July 16, 2013 at Simpson Park in Bowling Green, Ohio. The garden is named after her late husband. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
An “authentic” Japanese tea garden is now located in Bowling Green.
The Kawashima Peace Garden will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Simpson Garden Park, located at the corner of Conneaut Avenue and Wintergarden Road.
This garden honors Dr. Fujiya “Fuji” Kawashima, a widely-respected professor of Asian history at Bowling Green State University, who passed away in 2006.
Dr. Michelle Grigore, director of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, is very excited about the latest garden area at the facility.
“It’s going to be a very special garden. It is a very accurate depiction of a true Japanese tea garden,” Grigore said. “It will provide a taste of the Far East, here in the midwest.”
Kawashima, a Japanese native, came to Bowling Green in 1970 to teach and was instrumental in the establishment of the university’s Asian History program and was working to develop a Peace Studies Program at the university at the time of his death.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:11
Garden Club: 07-26-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 July 2013 09:06
Garden Group
The July meeting of the Garden Group of the Women's Club of Bowling Green was held at the home of Evelyn Bachman. Linda Kuhn and Bachman served as hostesses.
The group welcomed Linda Hamilton and Becky Bhaer as guests and new members.
Members answered roll call by telling a new plant to be added to their garden this year. Jo Vernon presented a report on killdeer and Kuhn gave a recycling hint concerning disposal of medicine.
Members continue to bring their empty pots and flats for Wood Lane to the meetings.
Several members plan to attend the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC) Convention at the end of August. Also, five members plan to participate in the region fall tour to see the gardens at the governor's mansion.
Following the meeting members admired the flower containers of Donna Trautman and toured the Bachman backyard.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 24 at Fern Kao's home. The program topic will be "Orchids on your window sills."
Peace garden dedication PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:47
The dedication of the Kawashima Peace Garden will be Saturday at Simpson Garden Park
10:45 a.m. - The Kazenodaichi Taiko Team from Bowling Green State University will welcome visitors with traditional Japanese drumming.
11 a.m. - Welcome address by Dr. Michelle Grigore, director of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department,
• Bowling Green's mayor Dick Edwards speaks, followed by the official ribbon cutting with the Kawashima family and the mayor, to officially open the garden.
• The Taiko Team again performs as guests visit the garden.
11:15 a.m. to noon - An open reception in the meeting room of the Simpson building.
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