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April 16th, 2014

Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Riesling honored by Ohio’s Director of Agriculture

The Ohio Wine and Agricultural Industry has rapidly grown over the past decade, and created quite the buzz for quality wines. The agriculture and food industry is the number one industry in Ohio, adding more than $105 billion to the economy each year. More than 30 wines were evaluated by a panel of judges, on...   READ MORE

April 14th, 2014

The Problem with Impatiens

Until a couple years ago, Garden Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) were the perfect annual flower for shady areas…and new varieties accommodated more and more sun! At our nursery we raised and sold more Impatiens than any other annual flower.  Back in 1974 I worked for a greenhouse in Columbus, Ohio.  We called them ‘sultanas’ and raised...   READ MORE

April 10th, 2014

Modern Conveniences are placed in 1800s Mansion

Steele Mansion is a beehive of activity! Now that all of the permits have been issued, lots of workers are at the Mansion every day. The plumbers are placing the rough-in plumbing. Steele Mansion had three interior sinks fed with water that drained from rain barrels on the roof when it was built. There were...   READ MORE

April 8th, 2014

2014 Grand River Valley Loyalty Program

Participate in the Grand River Valley Loyalty Program and receive a FREE T-shirt to the first 1,000 customers! Just pick up your card at any of the 5 participating wineries and get it stamped at each winery during the months of April thru June. When you get to your final winery, you get a free t-shirt!...   READ MORE

Veterans Park in Mentor
April 3rd, 2014

April 2014 Coastal Gazette

In This Issue: Member Spotlight on Lake Metroparks, Lake County Captains Home Opener, The Alchemy of Art, Murder at Castle Black, Environmental Bootcamp and Drink, Dine, Dig......   READ MORE

April 2nd, 2014

Geraniums in Lake County – Nursery News

The iconic red geranium in a clay pot represented our number one ‘annual flower’ in America for many decades.   Plants grown from cuttings with darker zones in the leaf were known as zonal or vegetative geraniums (Pelargonium).   Greenhouses kept their own stock from year to year.  Back in the 1950s, my father and grand-father took...   READ MORE

March 31st, 2014

Havels and Mentor Celebrate their history

Located on Mentor Avenue, Havel’s Flowers and Greenhouses are a family run third generation business. Established in 1936, this ornamental greenhouse entranceway was salvaged and brought to Mentor in 1937 from the George Ball estate at Gordon Park location in Cleveland. Remarkable Lake County — Mentor’s Cityscape Drive the streets of Mentor and it is...   READ MORE