Put-in-Bay Garden Club Goes “Hands On!”

Garden Club Put in BayHello Gardeners!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, May 14 & Wednesday, May 15 @ 9:00 am  –  Lamppost Flower Planting in DeRivera Park  Bring gloves and garden tools.  Your help is appreciated.

Thursday, May 23 @ 4:30 pm  –  Perennials:  Dividing and Transferring at PIBYC  See important information from GC President Barb Hunter below.

Put in Bay landscapingThursday, June 13 @ 4:30 pm  –  Plant Exchange at PIBYC

The first 2019 PIB Garden Club meeting will be Thursday May 23rd at 4:30pm.  We will meet at PIBYC and, weather permitting, we will venture down to DeRivera Park for “hands on” Perennials: Dividing and TransferringWe will review the following tips during the May 23rd meeting. The Thursday June 13th meeting will be a Plant Exchange at PIBYC.

Tips for preparing your plants:

So that your plants will look their best for the exchange, start digging and dividing as soon as possible. This will allow them to fill out in their pots and be full and lush.. If you wait too late, they may look wilted and unattractive.

Tips for preparing your plants:

– Dig: Choose a cool, cloudy day if possible. Plants may be taken whole or as divisions.

– Divide: If you are dividing a clump, place it on a tarp and use two shovels or a sharp utensil (saw, knife) to cut it apart. Discard the usually waning center section and pot up and/or replant the rest.

– Pot up: Place the plant in a pot at the same level in a pot as it was when in the ground. Fill in with moist soil, and Water well.  Keep in a partly shady location until the June 13th meeting.

– Label each plant with as much detail as possible.  Tip: Don’t affix labels until just before delivery to the meeting so that watering and rain don’t make the labels fall off, get soggy or smudged.





Family Artistry Hands Off to Next Generation

RodneySandcarving Karr was on the hunt for a new hobby in 2001.  After an extensive search he discovered sandcarving. He enjoyed discovering new ways of carving and creating many designs to put on a materials such as rock and glass.  It was a long process finding out what worked and what didn’t, but he enjoyed the process.  Eventually this hobby turned into more with people and businesses coming to him year after year with projects. Now the time has come for him to pass the torch to his oldest daughter Mysti.

Mystique Duff is the proud owner of Karrvings on Put-in-Bay. Mysti assisted her father throughout the years with various projects and fell in love Sandcarvingwith the process.  She learned and excelled in the use of design programs at Put-in-Bay High School, and she continued education at both Terra State Community College and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online.  Mysti’s goal is to provide amazing customer service and stunning art in a timely manner.

SandcarvingSome may be asking at this point, “What is sandcarving?” Another name that others are more familiar with would be sandblasting.  Mysti avoids using this term for one reason:  sand blasters are most often used to remove paint and rust from metal. This is not what her system is designed to do.  Mysti put words and images on glass, stone, and wood. Below are a few examples.

SandcarvingMystique will operate the business from home at this time; there will be no store.  She is happy to answer questions over the phone by calling or texting at (419) 967-1392.  Interested customers can send email to mystiqueduff “at” gmail.com. A meeting can be set up with advance notice.  Any calls, texts, and emails received after 6pm will be answered as soon as possible, but definitely will be returned the next business day.  Mysti is excited to be the next in line to run the family business and she looks forward to working with all of you soon!

Put-in-Bay Blessing of the Fleet Sets Positive Tone for Season

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Put-in-Bay Salutes America’s Armed Forces

Put-in-Bay restaurants, Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, golf cart rentals, and retail stores salute America’s Armed Forces with free Miller Ferry passenger rides and island Memorial Day Put in BAydiscounts on Memorial Day Weekend. This offer is for active, retired, or honorably discharged members of the U.S Military. Military ID must be shown in order to receive offers.

Perry’s Memorial hosts a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27 at 11:00am, honoring the fallen heroes of the War of 1812 and American battles.  Veterans are invited to attend (phone 419-285-2184).

For more Put-in-Bay travel information and lodging, visit the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce http://www.VisitPutinBay.com.  For Miller Ferry schedules and maps visit http://www.MillerFerry.com.

Below is the link to all participating Memorial Weekend Put-in-Bay business  offers and dates: