April 2020 is our FIRST Ohio Native Plant Month and the 50 Anniversary of Earth Day!

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On July 18, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 59 into law designating the month of April as Ohio Native Plant Month.  This legislation makes Ohio one of the first states in the country to have an entire month dedicated to our native plants!

 

The COVID-19 virus has canceled all group activities across Ohio, though there are still things you can do to participate in Ohio Native Plant Month. These activities for you and your families to share during these difficult times can be found at the following website: https://www.ohionativeplantmonth.org/whats-planned .

 

A Great List of Ohio Native Plants for Gardeners can also be found on their website. This list was recently compiled by Hope Taft and Debra Knapke (Jan 20, 2020) and is based on Robert Henn's book, Wildflowers of Ohio.  Hope and Debra expanded Henn’s list to include many of the native plant species found in the Heritage Garden at the Ohio Governor's Residence: https://www.ohionativeplantmonth.org/native-plant-list