Lakeside in Bloom

What to do to your garden this fall

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper I’m kind of a lazy fall gardener. I’ve worked pretty hard during the summer keeping my beds relatively weed free and sufficiently tamed. My spring work schedule allows me to wait and get into my garden beds at home around middle and late spring to deadhead and clean up. […]

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Lesser Celandine

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper If you’ve recently strolled along the west end of Second Street in Lakeside, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the explosion of yellow blooms against a shiny dark green carpet. You may have also noticed that they have traveled across the road and are even popping up outside of the […]

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Thank you for the delightful signs of spring

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper Pockets of blooming hyacinths lovingly tucked into gardens, stretches of daffodils, whimsically decorated beds of early spring color – these are all delightful signs of spring. They’re a calming source of visual delight and sometimes small surprises.   Homeowners share their Lakeside Love through these sometimes small, […]

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Designing a Garden on the Spot at Lakeside Chautauqua

Guest Blogger: Julie Moir Messervy. Photos courtesy of Lakeside Chautauqua. I recently spent a few very pleasurable days at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shores of Lake Erie in northwest Ohio. For nearly 150 years, this historic one-square-mile village has been home to charming cottages that house families who partake in a wide range of spiritual, […]

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2019 Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Awards

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member There are many facets to rehabilitating homes in a Historic District. Preserving original features and materials are always the first priority, when possible. Each year, the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) reviews projects of many different scopes. We select some of the best projects […]

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Lakeside earns sixth Tree City USA honor

Guest Blogger: Bill Smith, Lakeside Tree Advisory Team Lakeside Chautauqua was recently recognized as a Tree City USA community at the Northwest Ohio Awards Ceremony hosted by Lakeside Chautauqua and its Tree Advisory Team. This is the sixth time the Chautauqua community has been honored with this nationally-recognized award. The awards were presented to Tree […]

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Master Gardener Sows Summer Surprises

Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager Long before these April showers began, Lakeside’s Master Gardener Loretta Wilken has been working hard to make sure that Lakeside can look its best long after the May flowers make their first appearance. Last fall, Wilken and the Grounds Crew planted nearly 1,500 daffodil bulbs, along […]

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Planting Seeds & Pulling Weeds: Hilty Succeeds

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Advancement/Communications Intern Jan Hilty has been a Lakesider since she was a kid, participating in church camps and visiting her great aunt and uncle’s cottage with her family. After a few years of hiatus from Lakeside, she came back with her husband for a wedding. Already on the search for a […]

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Garden Volunteers Needed

Guest Blogger: Jan Hilty, Master Gardener Garden volunteers are needed to help maintain Lakeside Chautauqua’s many beautiful gardens. These volunteers will help to supplement the Lakeside Chautauqua ground crews and staff gardeners. The emphasis will be on weeding and dead-heading on an as needed basis.

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Lakeside Earns Fifth ‘Tree City USA’ Honor

Lakeside Chautauqua was recently recognized as a Tree City USA community at the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony hosted by the Village of West Unity and their Tree Commission. This is the fifth time our Chautauqua community has been honored with this nationally-recognized award. The awards were presented to Tree City USA communities by the Ohio […]

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