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Help the Monarch Butterfly by planting milkweed

Ohio pollinators are in trouble. The populations of many pollinators like bees and and butterflies are declining because of habitat loss. One threatened species is the Monarch butterfly. This colorful visitor migrates to our region in the late summer each year. But you can help them … Continue reading

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Get orchid advice from a master gardener

Lake County Master Gardener Susan Cowling offered advice on caring for orchids when she visited earlier this month. She makes recommendations for watering, light, humidity, fertilizer, and potting the lovely (and surprisingly hardy) plants. She also suggests some lovely starter … Continue reading

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5 notes for using native plants in your gardens & landscaping

Listen, we all love tulips. But you can create problems when you fill your gardens and yards with non-native plants. You: decrease space for native plants. drive out native animal species, especially pollinators like birds, bees, and butterflies. make gardening … Continue reading

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Tea-making tips from an expert

Master herbalist Sarah Hurt taught a free class about tea on Saturday at our library. She explained how you can combine common herbs and spices to create unique flavors. For aficionados who couldn’t attend, here are some of Hurt’s recommendations on how to add different tastes and … Continue reading

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May Flowers at Mentor Public Library

So we got plenty of April showers, and even some April snow; but it’s all worth it for those May flowers. All kinds of wildflowers grow along the path from our Main Branch to the Read House. They’re tended by … Continue reading

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