Zanesville's Y-Bridge added some color this afternoon as volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society worked to plant flowers as part of the downtown beautification process. The volunteers worked to fill 36 baskets on the bridge's poles that are equipped with an automatic watering system, and even more planting will be done throughout the downtown area later this week.
"We were at City Hall getting the flower beds ready to plant this Wednesday, and we'll be planting...
Both Daybreak and Noon Rotarians are selling roses by the dozen for their annual Rotary Rose Sale. Roses are $18 a dozen and can be picked up on Tuesday's and Wednesday's at L.A. Emmert near the corner of South 3rd Street and South Street in downtown Zanesville.
"The Tuesday's that they're available are March 11th, 18th and 25th from 11 to 2 p.m. and then Wednesday's the 12th, 19th and 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m," said Krysta Berkfield, Rotary Rose Chair.
With Valentine's Day just a few days away, Greg Orofino, owner of Florafino's on Maple Avenue, and his staff, are staying busy preparing arrangements, taking orders, and sorting through truck loads of flowers coming in from across the world.
"We'll have probably 10 drivers out delivering all over the place," said Orofino. "We have hired extra help for the day just to help in store and on the phones and that type of thing. So it's a really, really busy holiday."
On Friday, volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society started planting dozens of different kinds of plants in front of the Welcome Center. Darlene Turner, a MVGS volunteer, says this is just one step to help beautify downtown Zanesville.
"We've been involved with the planting downtown with the downtown containers and the Y-Bridge for the last four or five years and this is another project that we'd like to take on to help," said Turner.
Monday marks the end of frost warnings in Ohio and is the official day you can start growing your garden outside.
"Usually by mid-May we're out of the frost zone so we should be good as far as getting in some annuals and vegetable gardens and things like that so hopefully we're out of the woods on that," said Kevin Gaskill, Landscape Designer at Timber Run Gardens.
Muskingum County has had three frost warnings in the past week but the manager at Timber Run says it hasn'...
A floral shop's business is blooming in preparation for Mother's Day.
Greg Orafino owner of Florafino's on Maple Avenue says that Mother's Day is one of the busiest floral holidays and he gives customers advice when choosing flowers for their loved ones.
"A lot of times when we send to grandmothers for instance they might be in nursing facility or they might be in smaller apartment so don't send something huge send something that appropriate to the size," said Orafino...