Dreamscape Lead Landscape Designers Announced

By Jacqui Flaherty

Keep Akron Beautiful’s 11th annual Dreamscape Raffle, sponsored by SummaCare, has officially begun and now is the time to buy tickets! Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased online from www.keepakronbeautiful.org, at the agency office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzells Flower & Garden Center, Inc., Graf Growers Garden Center, Paul’s Greenhouse, and Suncrest Gardens.

By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving your backyard a chance for beautification, you’re giving all of Akron a beautification opportunity too! The Dreamscape Raffle funds Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscape Program.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street. The winner will have until the end of June to meet with this year’s landscape designers and project managers, Lisa Graf and Craig Graf of Graf Growers Garden Center & Landscape Design, to create their plan for the landscape transformation the week of August 4-8, 2014. The grand prize winner may choose to make over the front or back yard of their property. In addition to the grand prize ticket, there are three runner-up prizes which include 4 yards of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape, LTD, a birdbath donated by Suncrest Gardens and a basket of gardening supplies, courtesy of Graf Growers Garden Center.

Along with the vendors listed above, the 2014 Dreamscape Raffle  also has the following Vendor Partners offering goods and services for the landscape makeover: Advanced Arboriculture, Belgard® Sales, Cascade Lighting, Circle K, Graf’s Landscape & Design, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc., Gates Landscaping Co., KB Compost Services, Inc., Star Printing Co. Inc., Tim’s Custom Electric, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. , W.L. Tucker Supply, and YES Press Printing Co.

The Dreamscape Raffle was developed by Keep Akron Beautiful as a fundraiser 11 years ago to support its public land beautification program, Flowerscape. All sales of the 1,500 tickets will be used to fund the Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscape program which plants and maintains 34 Flowerscape sites annually.  For additional information on the Dreamscape Raffle 2014 and a copy of the complete raffle Rules and Regulations, please visit www.keepakronbeautiful.org, or contact Keep Akron Beautiful at 330-375-2116.


Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center– the place to be this Saturday!

by Helen Dauka

Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center his going to be a happening place this Saturday with TONS of workshops, wine tastings and more! Check out some of the fun things going on!

“Pansy Pandemonium” Container Workshop
Time: 11:00am
Cost: $12.99 or $9.99 for seniors & children 12 & under
fee includes pot, soil plants & instruction. Get educated & help plant pansy pots for the spring!

Operation Orphan Wildlife Rescue
Time:1 1:00am-4:00pm
See Fran Kitchen and her adorable rescued backyard babies and get information on animal rescue!

Other Events Happening at Donzell’s on Saturday
Northeast Ohio Daffodil Show
Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Earth Day Wine Tasting Event
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

On top of all of that, one of the Keep Akron Beautiful Board Members will be there around noon selling Dream Scape Raffle Tickets. Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. You could win a $10,000 front or backyard makeover along with some awesome runners up prizes!!

Don’t miss out on all the excitement!
Donzell’s is located at 937 East Waterloo Road Akron, OH 44306