Tomatoes growing strong PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:22
A guide to popular home garden vegetable
Tomatoes:  Some like it Hot:  Some tomato varieties can ride the heat-wave with you, setting fruit even as the temperature rises.  Below are some basic terms, tips, types and a list of heat-set tomato varieties that like it "hot."
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in home gardens across America; most gardeners agree nothing tastes better than a home-grown tomato.
It's important to understand common tomato terms, often seen on tomato plant tags and the basics of growing tomatoes…. the more you know the better you'll grow. Now through mid-July, you can plant extra tomatoes for later harvests in fall, often right up to frost dates if you protect them overnight or harvest them green and ripen them indoors.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:58
Eight gardens featured in Fostoria area tour Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:22
FOSTORIA - The Fostoria Garden Club Ltd. has announced the eight gardens that will be shown on the 2013 Garden Tour, which will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The tour will start at Wesley United Methodist Church at 1200 Van Buren St.
The church has beautiful plants both outside and in their Narthax. Professional Art work is also displayed in their gallery.
Other homes on tour include:
•    Jeff and Michelle Kingery's garden, which features six huge flower beds, a pond and a beautiful deck. He also has a greenhouse and a large vegetable garden.
•    Ed and Betty Mason have a beautifully landscaped backyard, complete with a stunning pond and lighted waterfall.
•    Floyd and Ruthie Davis have turned their front yard into a gardener's paradise. Stop and look at all of the details.
•    Robert and Shellie Blake have a well-planned yard with a small pond and lots of perennials. They have also worked in a strawberry patch!
Garden tour benefit set (6-13-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:46
TOLEDO - "In Another Garden" is a tour featuring 10 home gardens, to be held Saturday in Old Orchard neighborhood. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the tour. All proceeds will benefit the Toledo Day Nursery which provides programs for children of working and student parents.
Advance tickets are available at various locations. Shuttle vans will be provided the day of the tour leaving from the Central Academy of Ohio at 2727 Kenwood Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at that location the day of the tour. Local musicians and vendors can be enjoyed in different gardens throughout the day. For information, visit
Garden Club: (6-13-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:47
Four Seasons
The June 3 meeting of the Four Seasons Garden Club was held at the Home of Kathy Frederick. Members made cement patio stones with leaf impressions and then toured her flower gardens.
Roll call was answered by naming the member's problem insect.
Secretary and treasurer reports were accepted.
The club now has a Facebook page listed as Pemberville Four Seasons Garden Club.
QR codes planted in BG parks PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:28
A QR code is seen at Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green. (Photos: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Pardon the usage, but gardening really is as old as dirt. What's new includes the modern technology "QR codes" being used at both Simpson Garden Park and Wintergarden Nature Preserve. WATCH VIDEO
For those of us stuck in the dark ages, QR codes, short for quick response codes, are those funny squares which smart phones and similar devices can scan and link the users to a Web site. Most people are familiar with the standard bar code series of lines used on all products in stores. The QR codes will likely be as common in the near future.
Chris Gajewicz, natural resources coordinator for Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, is very excited about the use of the codes in the parks.
"Not everyone has a smart phone now, but they will in five years," Gajewicz said. "This is a giant teaching tool."
Assisting in the project is Kyler Klann, a student volunteer who is a senior at Bowling Green State University.
Klann, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., is studying environmental policy. She is creating many of the codes which can be found in the two parks.
Gajewicz said, "We have a multitude of plants in the garden and the most common question we get is, 'What is it?'"
The second most asked question is "Where can I get it?"
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:25
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