Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Garden Society

May 19, 2015 - 3:20pm
27 weeks 4 days ago

With the quick dump of some soil and the digging in of flowers, the Y-Bridge has a new look this week.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society and gardeners from Timber Run Gardens circled the bridge Tuesday to plant flowers in all 17 pots on it. This isn't the only time the group will be sprinkled around town.

"We decided to do it all before Memorial Day so it was nice for the holidays," said the garden society's point coordinator, Darlene Turner. "We'll be back down...

November 22, 2014 - 3:17pm
1 year 6 days ago

During the holiday season if you find yourself on 5th and Main you will notice some beautiful decorative greenery. What you may not know, is where these cheerful decorations came from.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society braved the elements early Saturday, November 22nd, to set up their holiday plants.

"The Chamber asked us if we would be interested in decorating for Christmas, since we did such a great job with the city for the summer plants and everybody...

October 18, 2014 - 5:31pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society is preparing its downtown planters for the Christmas season.

The group spent yesterday and today removing summer plants from the planters around downtown Zanesville. The pots will later be replaced with Christmas greens. The plants removed are taken to the city yard in order to be composed. Downtown plant project coordinator Darlene Turner explains their plans for the planters.

"We had about 12 people last night that came down, and we're...

May 20, 2014 - 1:21pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

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...

March 1, 2014 - 3:05pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

For those who could no longer wait to start planning their Spring gardens, Saturday was the perfect day to get into the swing of things.

That was when the Muskingum Valley Garden Society held their 11th Annual "Spring Fever" Gardening Symposium at Ohio University-Zanesville. The all local event showed off different ideas for Spring and Summer gardening. Every year the society brings something new and different, this year's treat was the guest speakers.

"This year...

January 31, 2014 - 11:08am
1 year 43 weeks ago

For gardeners it's never too early to start thinking about this year's plantings.

The 11th Annual Spring Fever Garden Symposium is a chance to forget about the dreary winter weather and turn thoughts to sunshine.

This year's topics include workshops on rose gardening, native trees and shrubs and enhancing flying gardens. Ken and Kim Kaufman from the magazine Birds and Blooms will talk about that topic.

"Each year at the end of our symposium we ask attendees to fill out...

November 15, 2013 - 4:26pm
2 years 1 week ago

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.

Turner says she and the...

September 14, 2013 - 5:03pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

A local organization is working to beautify Muskingum County one project at a time.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society woke up early Saturday morning and came out to Starlight Academy to improve its landscape. Timber Run gardens donated all of the plants for the building, while the group's members put them into the ground.

"Starlight has been a staple in our community servicing many for years, and we are happy to be here to help out and volunteer, " Muskingum Valley...

May 19, 2013 - 7:10pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

A local group is using its green thumb to bring beauty to Zanesville

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society filled planters with flowers around city hall, downtown and the library Sunday. The group started ten years ago and has kept up the work ever since and is always welcoming new members.

"You can just show up when we are out working and help out actually, a couple people have been doing that they saw us working stopped and just got out and started helping, " said...

March 3, 2013 - 6:21pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

The convention hosted three speakers at Saturday's event. One of them was Nan Chase, author of "Eat Your Yard." Chase shared her expertise and gardening tips to Muskingum County residents.

"I'm blown away. This is a huge symposium, everybody's done volunteer work it, it's super well organized, there's a lot to see," said author of "Eat Your Yard," Nan Chase.

"Eat Your Yard" is a combination of a cookbook and a growing guide. The book gives...

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