There’s a tree that blooms in winter in Ohio—outside, in the cold, sometimes even in the snow—and you can learn about it and see it and smell it in our Secrest Arboretum next week.
Staff members from Secrest Arboretum and Ohio State ATI’s Horticultural Technologies Division, both part of the CFAES Wooster campus, have teamed up to build and host a display garden at the Great Big Home + Garden Show in Cleveland, which continues through Sunday, Feb. 9. Attendance at the show is expected to top 100,000 people.
Doug Malone, pictured above, is an Ohio State “Redcoat”—a part-time worker-ambassador at university athletic events—who gives gleaming, rich-brown, actual Ohio buckeye nuts to Ohio State football players right before home games. It’s a tradition he’s carrying on from his late father. The Ohio State News video above tells his story.
The Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, is Ohio State’s symbol, Ohio’s state tree, and can be grown as part of a sustainable landscape. But it takes a couple of considerations about how you tend it and where you plant it—worth it if you’re a fan of native plants, the Buckeyes, or both. Read tips from CFAES experts on how to grow your own Ohio buckeye tree.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, you can walk and talk with CFAES experts and learn about trees and how to sustain them—as well as just enjoy the trees’ colors. Join us in CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum.
Hey, Ohio State students! Stop by Plant Drop 2019, set to start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and you can get a free plant while they last. Continue reading
The next monthly Tree Walk in Secrest Arboretum is set for 1–2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Admission is free.
The arboretum, part of our CFAES Wooster campus, is home to 100-plus acres of life-sustaining green things.
CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster hosts a Guided Spring Walk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. “Take a stroll through the arboretum and listen as our experts point out the signs of spring,” the event description says. “Keep an eye out for early bloomers.” Find further details.
A good sign: Wednesday’s forecast by the National Weather Service calls for sun and a high of 63 degrees. (Photo: Saucer magnolia, Getty Images.)
CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster will give a Shrubs for the Landscape workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The event, its website says, will cover “the many kinds of shrubs and how to combine them for beautiful, sustainable landscapes.”
Registration is $40 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum and $45 for nonmembers.
Find out more. (Photo: Rhododendron, Getty Images.)
Frozen? Trying to unfreeze? Pam Bennett, plant specialist with CFAES, has tips to help you keep your trees and lawn safe from too much rock salt. (Photo: Getty Images.)
CFAES’s plant-packed Secrest Arboretum in Wooster (110 acres, more than 2,500 plant varieties) is taking applications through Friday, Jan. 19, for its next Master Gardener Volunteers class.