Pam Bennett

Horticulture Educator, State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director
Ohio State University Extension

Pam specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and evaluates more than 200 varieties of annuals and two genera of ornamental grasses; she presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally.  Pam is the co-author of the book Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for the Springfield News and Sun and the Dayton Daily News, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications.  Pam teaches in Ohio, nationally, and internationally on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from annuals, perennials and woody ornamentals, vegetables, plant diagnostics, to plant maintenance as well as volunteer management topics. 


State Master Gardener information


Clark County OSU Extension


Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum


3130 E. Main St.
Springfield, Ohio 45505

Articles Authored

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Chadwick Arboretum's Virtual Winter Solstice Program
Ohio Victory Gardens - Let's Grow Ohio
We Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant
How To Keep Your Poinsettia Looking Its Best
Herbaceous Plant School at Secrest: June 27
Watch Out Four-Line Plant Bug - She Means Business (For Real This Time!)
Cucumber Beetles Wreaking Havoc - IN THE FLOWER BEDS!
Follow up on winter injury to roses
Four-lined Plant Bug Crushing Oregano (and other plants)
Roses Knocked Back by Winter Cold
It's a Girl! (YUCK!) Hort Shorts
This is How You Do It! Hort Shorts
Time to Tidy Up the Perennial Garden Hort Shorts
My Favorite Things - Plants - How About This One! Hort Shorts
Recent Cold Temperatures Leaves a Variable Path of Damage to Plants in Ohio Hort Shorts
Garden Centers are Stuffed to the Gills! Hort Shorts
Outstanding Resource for Testing Ticks Bug Bytes
Planting/Transplanting Perennials in Early Fall Requires a Little Extra TLC Hort Shorts
Spider Mite Problems Just Keep Coming! Bug Bytes
Don't Turn Your Head on These Guys! Bug Bytes
Holy Heck Batman! What Happened to My Asters!!!! Bug Bytes
Are You Checking Your Arborvitaes (and other Evergreens) for Bagworms? Bug Bytes
Coneflowers Starting to Hit Peak Bloom Hort Shorts
Cucumber Beetles Causing Damage Bug Bytes
I Love Peonies! and Time for Post-Bloom Followup Hort Shorts
I Need Rain! Hort Shorts