Nor’Wester Slams Put-in-Bay

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Garden Club Rolls Up Sleeves for Summer

Garden Club Put in BayUPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, June 13th at 4:30 pm – Plant Exchange

The Garden Club is holding a plant exchange on June 13 at 4:30 at the Yacht Club, and we want YOU to participate. If you have plants that need to be divided or a plant that doesn’t seem to thrive in your garden and needs a new home, we urge you to dig it up, pot it up, and share it.

If you need tips on dividing plants, see 3 Simple Ways to Divide Plants.  So that your plants will look their best for the exchange, dig and divide as soon as possible. This will allow them time to recover and look full and lush in their pots.

We ask you to label your potted plants with plant name, bloom color, light requirements, and mature size.  See attached file for Plant ID labels.  Bring your plants to the Yacht Club between 2:00 and 3:00 on the day of the exchange so that volunteers will have time to organize.

At 4:30, exchange coupons will be distributed to participants and all are garden club members are welcome to come and browse.  Those holding coupons will be allowed first choice.  Remaining plants will be available to anyone in attendance.

We hope this will be a fun social event and a time to learn about new plants and acquire free plants! We hope to see you there!  If you have questions, please contact Susan Hildebrandt at 440 409-1958.


Thursday, June 27th at 4:30 pm – Success with Succulents

This is a Master Gardener program where will you will learn about types of succulents, their care and container design.



Yardworks Exercises Caution in Yard Care

Yard CareStaying Afloat

“Raindrops keep falling on our heads” is a tune Yardworks lately has heard plentifully.  An over-abundance of rainfall has made some lawns impossible to mow at this time, so Yardworks is taking every precaution to make sure your soggy turf is not damaged by mowing.  They may find it necessary to pass by some lawns in the coming week.  And, they’ll be mindful of the ducks!Yard Care

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yardworks at 419-285-2147 or e-mail at  yardworkspib “at” in Bay Yardworks

Yardworks Keeps up with the Cutting


Mow on . . . and on . . . and on

Put in Bay lawn mowingFrequent rains + Warming temperatures  = Grass grown wild.

Is your lawn growing faster than you can keep up?  Does it seem like you just mowed it yesterday?  Why not take a break and let Yardworks tame your jungle!  Yardworks has the equipment and personnel


Call today! 419-285-2147

to Put in Bay yard maintenanceclip your grass to perfection in an efficient and professional manner.  Give Yardworks a call for one time, occasional or seasonal service.  419-285-2147 or e-mail at yardworkspib “at”


Today on the Waterfront

Put in BayAside from spring charter fishing and the arrival of weekenders, Put-in-Bay waterfront witnessed the hoisting of signal flags to set the tone for the Boardwalk Lower Deck opening on Saturday, the construction of Put in BayPut in Bayan elevated walkway on B-Dock, and the transfer of dock cribs near the Jet Express.