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Published: 8/20/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Weed It & Reap: Beatrice Miringu

The senior environmental specialist for the City of Toledo lives in Perrysburg. Her garden is on nearly one-half acre of clay soil, the vegetable garden is 20-by 10-feet and the rain garden is a kidney-shaped, 250 square feet. She has also created a demonstration rain garden at the city’s Environmental Services building, 348 S. Erie St., near the Toledo Farmers’ Market. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Beatrice Miringu in her rain garden. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beatrice Miringu in her rain garden.
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Beatrice Miringu's rain garden. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beatrice Miringu's rain garden.
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Flower in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flower in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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Peppers in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Peppers in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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Squash in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Squash in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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A pear in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pear in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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A gold finch picks at a purple cone flower at the home of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A gold finch picks at a purple cone flower at the home of Beatrice Miringu.
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Purple cone flower in the rain garden at Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Purple cone flower in the rain garden at Beatrice Miringu.
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Beatrice Miringu's rain garden. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beatrice Miringu's rain garden.
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Gladiola flower in the front of Beatrice Miringu's home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gladiola flower in the front of Beatrice Miringu's home.
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Flowers in the front of Beatrice Miringu's home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flowers in the front of Beatrice Miringu's home.
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Black-eyed susan in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Black-eyed susan in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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Kale in the garden of Beatrice Miringu. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kale in the garden of Beatrice Miringu.
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