Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Garden Society

March 2, 2013 - 7:26pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society kicked the winter blues with their 10th annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium. The event was held at the Ohio University-Zanesville Campus earlier today where people listened to speakers, ate lunch and learned about gardening techniques.

"It's a great way to kick-off spring. Winter in Ohio lasts a month too long in my opinion. So we all get anxious, the garden catalogs are coming our way. So people like to come here just to...

March 1, 2013 - 6:23pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society's annual home gardening symposium is almost here!

The event, tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning, will feature several speakers on topics including container, vegetable, and organic gardening as well as lawn and tree care. One of the speakers is a prominent writer and botanical artist, Peter Loewer, who will give tips for small home gardens.

"A condo? You've got to be lucky to garden in a town home," Loewer said.  "So I've...

February 26, 2013 - 7:03pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society is not happy tonight after a recent decision by the City of Zanesville.

Society Founder, Brian McLoughlin says he has been told the city will no longer water the planters in the downtown area. He says his group paid for the project, the least the city can do is water them.

"We think its a valuable service that we provide," said McLoughlin. "We feel it has a significant impact, not only on the downtown businesses but as the...

May 20, 2012 - 4:51pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Organizations are working together to beautify downtown Zanesville this weekend...

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society and Master Gardeners spent the day planting flowers in 48 planters throughout the downtown area.

"We've been very busy this week. On tuesday, we did the y-bridge, and if you get a chance, you must go see. They're beautiful, and in another month, they'll be even more so. Today, we'll probably be downtown for about three or four hours getting everything...

March 4, 2012 - 6:57pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

There's a new technique for gardeners with limited space, and it's all about containers...

Troy Marden was one of the featured speakers at Saturday's "Home Gardening Symposium" put on by the Muskingum Valley Garden Society. Marden is a garden designer, and he has spent time learning and developing the container method.

"People who maybe don't have as much space or live in smaller places can garden in pots and containers on their balconies and things. So we'll talk...

March 3, 2012 - 5:43pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The official start of spring is still a few weeks away, but that isn't stopping people from getting into the spirit...

Saturday, the Muskingum Valley Garden Society held its annual "Home Gardening Symposium" at the OU-Z Campus Center. Society President Beth Brown said there was something for everyone interested in gardening, regardless of skill level.

"Sometimes people think they need to be an expert gardner to come, but actually it's just the opposite. You come to...

February 22, 2012 - 4:28pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

If you're itching to exercise your green thumb, one local organization can help.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society will host the "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium on March 3rd. Society President Beth Brown said this is the ninth year for the event, and each year it's well worth the effort.

"We're very excited, it takes a lot of work. This is all volunteering. The Muskingum Valley Garden Society's mission is to enhance our community, through landscaping and...

May 23, 2011 - 5:59pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

Efforts to help beautify downtown Zanesville for summer time are underway.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society along with other volunteers spent Monday afternoon planting flowers along Main Street in downtown. Garden Society's Beth Brown was one of the organizers and says this could not have been done without the help and monetary support of downtown businesses.

"We have people who will drop off the plants, another group comes along and plants the plants, and another group...

March 5, 2011 - 7:46pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Several hundred people gather to learn about gardening at the 8th annual symposium.

Saturday at the 8th Annual Garden Symposium, gardeners had the chance to hear from two speakers including the Perennial Diva, Stephanie Cohen about organizing your garden and some of the advantages to gardening.

"Gardening does different things for different people. First of all it burns up calories. Everybody has to pay all that money to go to a gym and you burn the same calories. A lot of...

July 6, 2010 - 5:18pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

A drive across the Y Bridge just got a little more colorful.

A couple of years ago, an idea was born to beautify one of Zanesville's historic landmarks. That dream has now blossomed into a reality. After today, 16 flower baskets now sit on top of they Bridge's lamp posts.

The project was organized by the Muskingum Valley Garden Society, and with the help of numerous contributions from area businesses, the society was able to attain the baskets and put in an irrigation...

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