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Stunning elephant ears enliven yards

Elephant ears (or Taro, Colocasia esculenta) are a tropical plant on which the corms can be eaten. In Ohio, they are grown as a display plant in the summer. I began my adventure at the marked-down section of the local farm store. I gave some corms in the packet to friends, and I started ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Operating Hours: Curbside service for soil samples, plant and insect ...

Senior news

VOLUNTEER ALL STARS AT EASTWOOD FIELD: AmeriCorps Seniors have teamed up with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ mascot Scrappy to use the Eastwood Field concourse to celebrate the Volunteer All Stars of the Foster Grandparents and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program on April 30. Volunteers will ...

Eicher family enjoys early signs of spring

Spring has officially begun. Signs of spring are everywhere and an almost 70-degree warm, sunny day shows us most of winter is behind us. Today (March 23), I spent most of my day at daughter Susan’s house. A group of church ladies gathered at her house for coffee break. Now to me this ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. HOME TESTING TO BE OFFERED: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches will be pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from Mahoning County Public ...

Choose superior plants

If you have shopped for plants, you may have noticed some in Proven Winners pots or with Proven Winners plant sticks that represent a licensed cultivar that has passed a variety of field and greenhouse tests to be considered the best of the best for this company. They are selected for their ...

Sedum perfect for landscapes

My wife and I have a favorite perennial plant called sedum. Some may call it stonecrop. We call it colorful, resilient and beneficial. When we moved to Ohio with our young children, we searched for a plant that can grow in poor soil, thrive on little attention, feed pollinators, be deer ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. All are free and are available on Zoom. Operating hours: Curbside ...

Bugged by a name: What would you like to call Mosquito Lake State Park?

What's your suggestion? If you could change the name of Mosquito Lake State Park, what would you call it? Send your suggestions and why, with your name and town or township of residence, to Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or mail them to Burton Cole, Features Editor, ...

Canfield church marks 200 years

By B CANFIELD — The Canfield United Methodist Church, located at the city Center Green, is one of the community’s historic buildings. The church was established in 1820 and while plans were to mark 200 years last year, the event had to be postponed because of the coronavirus ...