Visiting Secrest? You’re (even more) welcome

CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, a place that’s all about practicing, showing, and teaching ways to sustain healthy plant life, will soon have its first-ever visitor center. Called the Secrest Arboretum Welcome and Education Center (pictured), you can check it out plus buy some plants on Saturday, May 11.

Learn more. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

Take a summer walk in Secrest

Secrest Arboretum, part of  CFAES’s Wooster campus, is hosting a free Guided Summer Walk on Friday, June 15.

Led by CFAES plant experts, the event, according to its website, will “call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for the landscape.”

Admission is free. It’s from 2-3:30 p.m. starting at the Seaman Orientation Plaza. Learn more.

Gonna make these gardens grow

CFAES’s two arboretums … arboreta … major plant collections are holding spring plant sales this weekend. Both sales usually draw hundreds of eager gardeners. Proceeds benefit the arboretums’ plantings and programs. Located in Columbus and Wooster, the tree- and flower-filled facilities are open to, are welcoming to and are happily used by the public.

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See what’s in bloom or about to be

What’s in bloom in your town? Use CFAES’s online Phenology Calendar to find out. Go to the website, enter your ZIP code, and see a daily listing of the stages of bloom of trees and shrubs around you. Entries might say, “Apple serviceberry, first bloom,” for example, or “Koreanspice viburnum, full bloom.” There’s also an option to see the whole season.

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