Bob Iiames is a groundskeeper at the 173-acre Lange Estate in Ludlow Falls, Ohio. He is a member of the American Conifer Society, Ohio Valley North American Rock Garden Society, and is past president of the Miami Valley Hosta Society. He lives in Englewood, Ohio with his wife Karen.
As you might imagine, his favorite pastime is gardening. His passion is dwarf and unusual conifers and currently he has more than 400. The gardens also showcase more than 400 hostas, 250 daylilies, rock garden plants, and many other rare and unusual perennials. He hosts Bob’s Garden Fair, a sale of rare and unusual conifers, trees, perennials and handmade garden art, each year on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
Bob has provided continuing education for Ohio’s Miami, Montgomery, and Greene Counties and Hendricks County, Indiana, Master Gardener volunteers, as well as the Miami Valley Green Industry Professionals. He has spoken to numerous garden clubs, plant societies, the Great Lakes Region Hardy Plant Society, the Federation of Garden Clubs, Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, local garden centers, and the GLRHS Hosta College.