The Press Newspaper
Virginia Junke can cite many reasons to be proud of her father.
George Edward Junke, Sr. was born on the Fourth of July in 1932. In his early 20s, he lost his right hand working as a punch press operator at Bettcher Manufacturing in Cleveland. He not only continued to work, but also took side jobs remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, using self-taught carpentry and construction skills to support his family.
Eventually, he decided to become self-employed and his remodeling work became his specialty – his “bread and butter.”
“He is a hard worker and has always been an inspiration,” said Junke’s daughter, Virginia, who lives in Woodville.
In her home, Virginia displays two scale model ships – the President and the HMS Bounty, meticulously handcrafted by her father, who currently lives in Avon Lake.
With winter just around the corner, most gardens have been “put to bed” for the season with high hopes for the spring and summer to come.
What the garden season will be like next year is anyone’s guess, but hopefully it will be a good one with plenty of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures that will encourage our flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees to produce the luxurious abundance we all hope for
Following are some questions and answers that may help us to have a great season next year in our yards and gardens.
A.: If your ornamental trees are growing poorly, have off-color or small leaves, and slow growth of branches or twigs, they may need fertilizing. Other signs may be; slow wound repair and susceptibility to insect damage and disease.
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