The month of May was a busy time gardening, and that included Put-in-Bay Garden Club. Thanks to Val Chornyak for chairing the DeRivera hanging baskets committee and to her teams for all their hard work. Over two to three days Dianne and Bob Smith, Doug Mehling, Jan Anteau, Kevin Nose, Pam and Ali Rudolph, Susan Hildebrandt, Kathy and Larry Schrader and Jean and Bob Hilt prepped, unloaded plants, planted and hung the Park baskets. A special thank you to Mike McCabe and Richard Gump, and operator Nick Frisch, for the use of their lifts to hang the baskets. The baskets are up and although they may look a little odd, with large black net shields, these have been installed and will remain up to help combat Mayfly season. Even though the downtown merchants and Park maintenance try to keep the lights down, the Mayflies are still a problem for our baskets. This is a new design created and made by Kathy Schrader and Donna D’Amico. It looks like it will do the trick!
Stop by the corner of Hartford and Delaware (across from the Boathouse) to see the new garden on the last empty corner of DeRivera Park. This garden was designed by and installed this past November by All Seasons Maintenance. Thanks to the Village Council for their support and donation in making this garden possible.
As a reminder, the PIBGC Plant Exchange will be held June 4th, outside at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, weath-er permitting, to accommodate social distancing. Plants will be delivered between 2 and 4 p.m. on June 4th. Each plant contribution will be exchanged for a new one. Unclaimed plants will be available to Garden Club members after 4:30 p.m. For those in need of pots, stop by Susan Hildebrandt’s on the West Shore. The pots will be stacked just off the road, at the top of the driveway. Any ques-tions regarding the Plant Exchange, please call co-chairs Susan Hildebrandt at 440-409-1958 or Dianne Smith at 440-537-9597.