Gardeners tour James Ranch Park


Master Gardener Susie Lentz leads a group through the display gardens at the park.

Master Gardener Susie Lentz leads a group through the display gardens at the park.


Submitted photos Park guests enjoy an evening learning about and touring James Ranch Park Aug. 14 prior to a Master Gardener business meeting.


Late-summer dahlias can be found in one of the park’s gardens.


XENIA — Nearly 75 gardening enthusiasts visited Greene County Parks & Trails’ James Ranch Park recently for the monthly OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardeners meeting.

The gardens are designed, maintained and managed by GCP&T volunteers and Greene County Master Gardener volunteers.

At the open house, OSU Extension Agricultural & Natural Resources Educator Trevor Corboy and Horticulture Program Assistant Kim Hupman led a presentation on soil health and demonstrated the proper way to take a soil sample. GCP&T officials also shared a brief history of James Ranch Park and updates on levy-funded park construction projects.

For more information about volunteering with either organization at James Ranch Park, contact the park agency at 937-562-6440 or info@gcparkstrails.com or OSU Extension Greene County at 937-562-9971.

Master Gardener Susie Lentz leads a group through the display gardens at the park.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Gardens2.jpgMaster Gardener Susie Lentz leads a group through the display gardens at the park.

Submitted photos Park guests enjoy an evening learning about and touring James Ranch Park Aug. 14 prior to a Master Gardener business meeting.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Meeting.jpgSubmitted photos Park guests enjoy an evening learning about and touring James Ranch Park Aug. 14 prior to a Master Gardener business meeting.

Late-summer dahlias can be found in one of the park’s gardens.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Flower.jpgLate-summer dahlias can be found in one of the park’s gardens.