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Sustainable Landscape Workshop: September 3

Come one and all to the Sustainable Landscaping Workshop on September 3 at the Secrest Arboretum of the Ohio State University Wooster campus. Plant selection and matching to the site is the beginning and the key to landscaping success, followed by proper installation and maintenance. Come for a day of interaction, walking and talking.
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Jim Chatfield
Ann Chanon

Humboldt Sestercentennial

Alexander von Humboldt is one of the most important influencers of the Modern Age, yet we know so little of him; he taught us to embrace and understand our part in Nature, not to fear or conquer Nature. This September 13-14 we will celebrate the 250th Anniversary of his birth. Come one, come all to Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, Ohio for the festivities.
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Jim Chatfield

Remontant Recurrence Again

Plant blooms are the typical focus as we progress through a growing season, but people become panicky when plants don’t perform how they normally do.  It’s the time of year that concerned citizens call in wondering whether or not their magnolias or rhododendrons are signaling they are going to die.  When asked why they think that the plants are going to die, the response is always the same, “because they are blooming again and they already bloomed this year!”

 

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Erik Draper

Unholy Sacred Lotus

There are only two species of lotus worldwide: the American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and the Sacred Lotus (N. nucifera) which is also called the Indian, Asian, or pink lotus. Both lotus species once belonged to the water-lily family, Nymphaeaceae, in the plant order Nymphaeales.
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Joe Boggs