Archive for July, 2022

story & photos by Gail K.

With Covid still a concern, our first meeting/speaker for 2022was held in March.

It was nice seeing a friendly face: Josh from 4 Star came with his top picks of Proven Winner plants for 2022.

Everyone was intent on hearing all the latest, as Josh spoke about the testing and trials which the Proven Winner brand goes thru before it reaches the market. 

As is his norm-Josh brought many plants for us to see.

With Covid, many have taken up “gardening” so he also brought house plants from Proven Winners.

Knowing several of our members love using Coleus–Josh shared a photo of one he wasn’t able to bring a sample of.     Very Striking I must say.

He also shared a sample of a petunia-the closest to a true-blue color they have ever achieved

The meeting ended with Josh graciously allowing anyone to choose from the selections below; a plant to take home. THANK YOU JOSH!  As always, a very informative discussion/g.


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story & photos by Gail K.

The past two years, found many of us facing a variety of life’s curve balls.  I would like to step back in time and catch up on posts to our blog………

March 2022- I attended a discussion on bird seed and feeders  at a  local nursery.   Our host was Jennifer-

I’ve spoken of Nature’s Corner before-finding Jen to be informative & helpful.  Maybe you’ve
heard her garden talks on Toledo TV channels.

The day was sunny but chilly.  There was a large number in attendance & most were excitedly anticipating spring’s arrival and winter’s end.

The speaker was a rep from a seed company.  He had a variety of seed & feeders; was informative and

happy to answer the many questions.

There was even a raffle drawing:

Although I did not win; these friendly ladies got me my free sunflower seeds and helped me with the purchase of a

nifty feeder to hold meal worms that I use to feed my bluebirds.If ever you are out that way–stop in at Nature’s Nursery-they have plants of all kinds and a great gift shop.

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JOAN sent Gail these flyers. She thought to share with all…..in case some

others want to give some thought to attending either one………..

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Naida sent in this information on Bedford’s Garden tour.

This event is the major fundraiser for the Bedford Garden Club with proceeds used for library and community projects along with providing a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Bedford High School graduate who plans to study horticulture or agriculture.

What: Bedford Flower and Garden Club Annual Garden Tour

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9.

Starting point: Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance.

Cost: $10 a person, available at the library on the day of the tour.

Benefit: Proceeds are used by the garden club for library and community projects, along with a scholarship fund for Bedford High School students.

At the tour’s beginning point, the Bedford Branch Library, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy floral displays, music and refreshments. There also will be a Backyard Boutique area with raffle drawings and garden-related items for purchase.

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