Secrest School- Why Plant Families Matter!

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Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion- Secrest Arboretum
1680 Madison Ave. OARDC Campus
Wooster, OH 44691


Have you ever thought “why in the world should I care about plant families?” Or why does it matter if a plant belongs to a certain family?  Understanding plant family traits and characteristics leads to understanding what plants need to not only survive but actually thrive in a landscape setting.  Each plant family has its own key characteristics like the number of flower petals, as well as the number and placement of stamens and pistils.  These characteristics each contribute to the correct identification of an unknown plant and become very useful in resolving certain diagnostic dilemmas.

Come join us on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 10am-4pm at the Miller Pavilion in Secrest Arboretum and learn more plant family facts that will help to boost your confidence in choosing those “landscape plants that you always wanted in the garden” to be a success!

Cost of the class, which includes outstanding lunch cuisine, is $40.00 per person.  Contact Sarah Mays to register at 330-263-3831 or email her at for more information.