Our April meeting will feature the presentation “Evoking Native Landscape Using Japanese Garden Principles.” Dr. David Slawson of Seven Hills will be the speaker. He is one of America’s foremost landscape artists trained in the Japanese tradition. Among his creations is the Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.
Our first meeting of 2019 will feature a presentation about Healthy Backyards by Mel Hauser from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care.
Plan to attend if you are interested in:
the use of common lawn and garden chemicals and the risks they pose to our people, pets, wildlife, water and natural environment
how to have healthy lawns and vibrant gardens without using dangerous chemicals
Mel is Good Nature’s Outreach Coordinator and a popular speaker to advocacy groups on topics of concern for a healthy environment. Expect a lively and interactive presentation with Mel’s real life experiences and anecdotes to help us understand how to be better stewards of the earth…starting in our own backyards. A great opportunity to sort through the myths and marketing jargon common with the word “organic.” Mel is a lifetime resident of Northeast Ohio, currently residing in Brook Park. He has served on the Rocky River Watershed board since 2011, striving to protect our environment for future generations.
Laurel Garden Club Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Fire Station Community Room
8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn 44144
Peter Zappola, Kurtz Bros. Inc., will give a presentation on the company’s landscape products for yards and gardens. As time permits we will cover materials for bioswales and rain gardens.
Since 1974 Kurtz Bros., Inc. has been a leading supplier of landscape materials to professionals and homeowners. The company prides itself on “caring for Ohio’s environment and natural resources.” It is in the vanguard of the “green industry” with innovative reclamation and waste-to-reuse solutions.
NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE HOME LANDSCAPE presented by Garrett Ormiston Utilizing native plants in your home gardening projects can be very rewarding. Native plants attract native pollinators, birds, and other species, and are an excellent way to incorporate a natural aesthetic in to your surroundings. They are also quite beautiful! We will discuss many showy examples of native plants that you can consider, and the threat that some of our non-native traditional landscaping plants pose to our parks and natural areas.
Garrett Ormiston is the GIS and Stewardship Specialist in the Natural Areas Division of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He works on land protection projects, helps map rare species on Museum preserves, and he has a keen interest in promoting the use of native plants in landscaping projects as an alternative to invasive plantings. He is also the owner of a small landscaping company, Ormiston Landscaping, where he works on many projects with an emphasis on utilizing native plants in the home landscape.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station 8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
Robin Cannon grew up in Chesterland, Ohio and graduated from West Geauga High School. She attended Kent State University and has her bachelors degree in Horticulture with a focus in Landscape Design. She has been coming to Lake View since she was a child and now has made Lake View her home. The first day on the job, was during the Polar Vortex of 2014 and it was -30 degrees. Everyone was surprised she showed up. Robin has shown her dedication to Lake View every day since then. Part of Robin’s job is to bring together the classic design of this stately garden cemetery and the newer varieties of plant material in a way that continues the aesthetic of Lake View into the next 100 years. She is thrilled to be added to the list of talented workers making a lasting impact on these
beautiful grounds. Robin gives tours throughout the year focusing on plant characteristics that are unique, special blooms, plant forms and colors. Robin can be found out on the grounds during every season no matter the weather.
Our program at the April 11th meeting will be RAIN GARDENS, presented by the knowledgeable and engaging Amy Roskilly, Conservation Education Specialist with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. Rain gardens are attractive, landscaped areas planted with perennial native plants that don’t mind getting “wet feet.” They are beautiful gardens, built in depressions, designed to capture and filter stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces around the home, such as rooftops and driveways.
All are welcome. Refreshments served. Questions: 216-671-6777.
Laurel Garden Club meets at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Avenue.
Matthew O’Brien and Michael Gallagher gave a presentation about bees and beekeeping. In addition to the slides which included information about bees and bee culture, they brought some of their equipment and a hive. Pictured here — a demonstration of the honey extractor. Attendees were treated to a sample of delicious honey. Pretty sweet!