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."
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.
Library benefit set for Schedel Gardens in Elmore PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:29
ELMORE - The Wood County District Public Library will hold its fourth annual Library Foundation benefit at Schedel Gardens July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Expenses for the benefit have been underwritten by sponsors. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the library.
Exclusive garden tours start at 4:30 p.m. with golf carts available.
There will be food and beverages along with live and silent auctions.
Tickets are on sale now at the library, priced at $100 each. Of that total, $75 is tax deductible.
Rural greenhouse blossoms at market PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:30
Linda Joseph, of Joseph's R&R Greenhouse holds one of many pots and mums. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Joseph holds a young chrysanthemum ready for planting.
A shopper visits Joseph's stand at the Farmer's Market in BG.
Blueberries and tomatoes were among Wednesday's offerings at the Downtown Farmer's Market in BG.
Revising an old adage, "big things come in small greenhouses," at least at Joseph's R & R Greenhouse.
"We are not big, but we plant everything ourselves," said Linda Joseph who operates the rural Bowling Green business along with her husband, Ron. "We take a lot of care with what is grown here, not shipped in."
She said much of what they sell is planted from seeds, though some begin with tiny shoots.
A first glance at the modest greenhouses on Housekeeper Road does not convey the lush foliage, flowers and vegetables which it produces.
Because of their personal care and touches, Joseph says they are proud of the quality of everything they sell.
"People are very loyal to us," she added noting a great volume of repeat business due to the quality of their products.
Their retail sales are primarily over for the spring season, with only limited hours until the chrysanthemum and hardy aster sales in the fall.
However, Joseph said many people are still purchasing perennials to enhance or fill a void in their landscape.
"People are always looking for the 'new' perennial. They want something different," she said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:18
Containers can be attractive to butterflies, birds and people PDF Print E-mail
Written by MELINDA MYERS, Gardening expert   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:23
Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies. Many garden centers continue to sell annuals throughout the summer and many of these mid-season annuals are a bit bigger, providing instant impact.
It's easier than you think to attract birds and butterflies and the good news is you don't need a lot of space to do it.  Container gardens give you the ability to attract wildlife to your backyard, patio, deck or even balcony. Simply follow these four steps and your garden will be filled with color, motion and a season of wildlife.
1, Provide food for birds and butterflies.  Include plants with flat daisy-like flowers like pentas, zinnias, and cosmos to attract butterflies. For hummingbirds, include some plants with tubular flowers including nicotiana, cuphea, salvia, and fuchsia. And don't forget about the hungry caterpillars that will soon turn into beautiful butterflies. Parsley, bronze fennel, and licorice vines are a few favorites that make great additions to container gardens. You can even create containers that will attract seed-eating birds. Purple Majesty millet, coneflower, coreopsis, and Rudbeckias will keep many of the birds returning to your landscape.
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