Blueberry And Fruit Tree Seminar Offered By Ooltewah Nursery And Landscape Company

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
- photo by Angel Miller, ONLC staff photographer

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. will host two informational seminars teaching people the fundamentals of growing fruit trees and blueberries at home.  Getting the best crop of fruit possible can depend upon several factors. There are important care requirements that homeowners need to know about, but may be unaware.

A horticultural expert from Ooltewah Nursery will share tips to follow for successful blueberry and fruit tree production in a home garden, and how to select the right fruit tree that is best suited for the growing conditions in your yard. The seminar will be interactive using live example plants from Ooltewah Nursery grounds, so this will be a very visual seminar.

Attendees will also have ample opportunity to ask questions, as well. The seminar will begin inside the Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape store, but may visit plants on the grounds as well, weather permitting, so dress accordingly.

This how-to workshop will be offered twice: Thursday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the weekly Ooltewah Farmers Market (3-5 p.m.), or Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. There is no charge to attend the event. More information can be found by calling 423 238-9775.

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. is at 5829 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363


Catoosa WMA To Stage Wildlife Inspection Check Points

Hunters planning to hunt at the TWRA Catoosa Wildlife management Area this season should be aware that wildlife officers may be staging several wildlife inspection checkpoints. Hunters passing through these checkpoints and their vehicles will be inspected for harvested animals, contraband, and illegal firearms and ammunition.   Hunters should stop at the area’s checking ... (click for more)

Fishing Report From The TWRA

Here is the fishing report from the TWRA: Dale Hollow: Fishing is slow. Water temperature is 80 degrees; water is falling. Bass: A few bass are being caught on shallow running crankbaits around shallow wood in the rivers. Crappie:   A few crappie re being caught on minnows around fallen trees. Bluegill: Several bluegill are being caught on crickets ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Okay … here we go. A number of readers have complained that I haven’t shared any jokes that my friends send to my email address so on a weekend when our Volunteers and Mocs are idle, let’s laugh a little:   I was sitting in a bar one afternoon with an old friend knocking back a few beers when he said, "You know, if we're not careful we'll end up like those two old drunks ... (click for more)