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All About Spring Wildflowers

Date

Thursday, June 9

Time 7 - 8:30 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Ann Rzepka, Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

 

During these outdoor excursions emphasis will be placed on the plant communities that wildflowers call home. Wildflower identification and folklore will be highlighted along with best propagation practices and cultural information. Design ideas for using native wildflowers in your home landscape will also be covered.

HOR102c

 Woody Plants and the PHC Approach

Date

Saturday, June 4

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Chad Clink, Community Forester

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Join Chad Clink in a Plant Health Care (PHC) conversation. The PHC approach takes a holistic route to making management decisions on your trees and other woody plants.  Learn about: plant defense, pest monitoring, management strategies, and control methods and learn how to integrate different pest management approaches to promote vigorous landscape plants. Most importantly, gain information on PHC resources and when or where soliciting professional assistance makes sense.

HOR727

Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Butterfly Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays and Sundays, June-August

Time

1:15, 2:15 and 3:15pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Holden Guides

Cost

Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

Enjoy a 30-minute guided stroll through the garden to learn about pollinators, how to attract them and to gather stunning plant combination ideas.

Best Trees for Patios and Small Spaces

Date

Saturday, June 18

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Charles Tubesing, Plant Collections Curator

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

Join Charles Tubesing on a walk to look at and discuss 10-12 highly ornamental small trees (under 25 ft. mature height) recommended for patio plantings and other restricted spaces. All of the trees featured will be gardener-friendly and not subject to any significant pests or diseases. Landscape characteristics and seasonal interest of each plant will be covered.

HOR570

Lantern Court Garden Tours 

Date

Sundays, June 19, July 24 and Aug. 14

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Lantern Court

Instructor

Holden guides

Cost

Free for members, $10 nonmembers

Delight in the formal English borders, naturalized plantings, rock gardens and perennial beds.  Pick up landscape design ideas for your home.

HIK114

Earth-friendly Pest Management

Date

Wednesday, June 29

Time

7 - 9pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honeybee and Native Pollinator Education OSU

Cost

$20 members, $35 nonmembers

Today’s gardener need to work smarter to keep plants healthy so that plants can use their own chemical defenses to fend off pests. Natural enemies, beneficial insects and horticultural strategies also play important roles in earth-friendly pest management. Explore common pest problems as well as a variety of strategies to keep pests at bay.

HOR420

Create a Twilight Garden

Date

Wednesday, July 13

Time

7 - 9pm

Location

Lantern Court

Instructor

Craig Schrader, Horticulturist

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Create a space to relax in the early evening, using plants that fill a space with fragrance or that can be backlit by the setting sun.  We will review elements to think about when planning your garden before strolling through Lantern Court gardens to view the making of a twilight garden and take a first-hand look at suggested plants.

HOR311

Butterfly Gardening Basics 

Date

Saturday, July 16

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Lori Gogolin, Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members,  $20 nonmembers

It’s easy to add plants butterflies love to any landscape.  Join Gogolin, curator of the Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden for a tour of the butterfly and prairie gardens to learn about the best host and nectar plants and to view some striking, easy to put together plant combinations.  You will also learn about the butterflies and skippers that rely on these plants and how you can help ensure they have food to survive.

HOR105

Diversify with Ground Covers 

Date

Wednesday, July 20

Time

7-9pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Toby Davidson, Horticulturist

Cost

$15 members and $25 nonmembers

There are many beautiful, unusual and easy to grow ground covers to choose from.  Explore the possibilities, planting combinations and cultural care of each during this “in the garden” program.

HOR450