Gardening featured at the county fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:40
An old pick-up truck complete with a waterfall feature sits in front of the Fine Arts Building  at the Wood County Fairgrounds, courtesy of Bostdorff Greenhouse in Bowling Green. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
The Wood County Fair always offers a wide variety of activities and interest for everyone, including gardeners. PHOTO BLOG
Inside the Home & Garden World building, various horticulture and flower entries showcase some of the best the local garden clubs and other individuals have to offer. Next door in the Grange Building, many of the home-grown vegetables are showcased.
The county's Master Gardeners are also set up in the Home and Garden World Building, offering information most days from noon to 9 p.m. On Saturday and possibly other days, volunteers will be in as early as 9 a.m.
The volunteers will provide answers to questions regarding your garden, as well as details on upcoming sessions for the next training for the master gardener program. An informational meeting is set for Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Way Public Library in Perrysburg. (More information on this program will be published at a later date.)
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:12
Show books available for Ohio Gourd Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:54
GREENVILLE - The 50th annual Ohio Gourd Show will be held on Sept. 29 and 30 at the Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville.
The theme for this year's show is "50 Years of Gourds."   
Workshops are offered on Sept. 28 as well as all day on Sept. 29 and in the afternoon on Sept. 30.
Show books are now available which detail  40 classes offering hands-on guidance in learning various concepts in decoration and embellishment and include a wide variety of projects such as constructing a gourd drum, gourd vest, wood burning and drawing, weaving with various materials, carving, and many others.
Classes are aimed at all levels of expertise and are taught by experienced instructors.
Vege-Table provides healthy food, good benefits PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:00
Individuals with developmental disabilities who work at Sunshine's greenhouse have been toiling to bring a new farmer's market to the Toledo area.
The greenhouse will be open every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. until the fall, selling a wide array of vegetables on a table ... hence their clever name: The Vege-Table.
"At the greenhouse, vegetables have started to grow like crazy," said greenhouse supervisor Kevin McColl. "It is great to see all of their hard work pay off and literally see the fruits of their labor through cucumbers, gypsy broccoli, green onions, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, hot peppers, Patty Pan and herbs like dill, sweet basil, oregano, parsley, sage and rosemary."
Bees mean business for Weston man PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:07
Bill Morey checking on the honeycomb production of his bees. (Photos: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
WESTON - Veteran gardeners and farmers know the invaluable service of bees. Bill Morey, along with his wife, Deborah, are using the productivity of bees as a nice small business venture.
The couple have begun the Hive N Garden, LLC, based out of their home in Weston.
Though they have bee hives at their home, most of their 11 hives are scattered around the county in other locations.
Morey says they produce raw honey without any chemicals and without heating it as many honey producers do.
He also, for the most part, does not use any smoke to handle or move the bees.
"The bees are much more gentle," Morey said. "There is no benefit to me or the bees to use the smoke."
With as many as 50,000 bees servicing his hives, one might expect he has been stung frequently.
"When handling my hives, even one sting is a rarity," he said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:34
Haskins man uses degree to enhance home PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:56
Jamie Moosman next to a tree of 'Rose of Sharon's' at the entrance of his driveway. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
HASKINS - Just off the main road in this sleepy village lies an impressive garden.
Jamie Moosman has regularly made improvements to his property and has successfully created a nice relaxing garden setting. After purchasing the house in 1991, he bought an adjoining lot five years later.
One of his first projects was to plant some additional items in the new lot to try to minimize people cutting through his property and to increase the privacy.
Among his more unusual plants is a deciduous shrub, called a Japanese Dappled Willow.
He says it is fast-growing and provides an interesting look.
Interestingly, when Moosman bought the house, he did not have much of an interest in gardening. However, a tiger lily that reminded him of an alien creature piqued his interest, and that interest flourished into his now abundant garden space.
The lily was found near his front porch and has also now found a place where it flourishes in his side yard.
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