Professionals in the garden industry on various topics sharing their vast knowledge with us.

2020 Winter Seminar Series:

Register for seminars below

The Beauty of Bulbs
Saturday, February 1 – 11:00 am

Tulips and Daffodils are generally familiar plants. What about winter aconite, autumn crocus, magic lily? Bulbs add pizzazz, foliage and flower color, textures and often some very unique features to our gardens. From hardy to tropical, fragrant to floriferous, sun to shade, spring to fall, explore the (almost) year-round additions bulbs can add to just about any garden. Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Laura Deeter, PhD (AKA ‘The Garden Hoe’)
Professor – Horticulture Technologies
Program Coordinator: Landscape Horticulture and Horticulture Science
Ohio State ATI

Secrest Arboretum: A Century of Beauty & Utility
Saturday, February 8 – 11:00 am

In continuous use since 1901, Secrest Arboretum has evolved from its early days as a forestry research station to a diverse public garden serving students, researchers, the horticulture industry, and the public.  This presentation will trace the events and trends that have shaped Secrest’s character and purpose over the last century.  We will also take a look at some recent projects, new initiatives, and long-range plans to ensure that the Arboretum is beautiful, useful, and sustainable for generations to come. Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Jason Veil, Curator
Secrest Arboretum  – College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences 
The Ohio State University – Wooster Campus

Growing Vertical with Ornamental Vines
Saturday, February 15 – 11:00 am

Vines can provide unique vertical interest and height to any area of the garden.  Plus, there are many different types of vines available for different situations in the landscape.  We will dive into the family of ornamental vines which include perennial favorites such as clematis, wisteria, honeysuckle and trumpet vine plus their annual and tropical counterparts such as mandevilla, bouganvillea and jasmine. The talk includes a graphical tour of these types plus information on planting, pruning and care.  Estimated length: 90 minutes.  Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Tom Dayton, President

Modern Cutting Garden
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am

Locally grown and inspired bouquets are a joy to have year ’round.  Yes, you can have your flower and pick them too!  This session will discuss plant selection, new cultivars and post-harvest care of cut flowers so that you can grow your own botanical creations!  Estimated length: 60 minutes

Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources OSU Extension, Summit County

What is Eating My Garden?
Saturday, February 29 – 11:00 am

Do you know your bugs?  How do you tell a good bug from a bad bug and how should you deal with those problem insects?  We’re going in search of the bugs that bug us and revealing their hidden lives.  You’ll be surprised at how many bugs are actually GOOD for your garden and how you can fight the bad ones without using harsh chemicals – it CAN be done!  Estimatied 60 minutes.  Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Cynthia Druckenbrod, M.S., American Public Gardens Association, Chair, Council of Communities, Horticulturist, Lily Creek Gardens

Whats New for 2020?
Saturday, March 7 – 11:00 am

From trees to shrubs to perennials to annuals plus happenings around the nursery, find out what is new for 2020 from our very own team.  Participants in this talk will get a photographic view of the neatest and newest introductions in the world of plants chosen by the experts at Dayton’s.  This very popular talk is usually well-atte3nded so sign up early!  Estimated 120 minutes.  Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Tom Dayton & Karen Martin

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