Secrest Arboretum

Plants From All Over Program chatfield.1@osu.edu Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:15
Come enjoy a program about plants from Scotland to Secrest; from Ecuador to China; from Massachusetts to Africa. Cure the winter cold with plant loving from all over.
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Humboldt Sestercentennial chatfield.1@osu.edu Thu, 08/08/2019 - 08:19
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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Tangled Up In Blues

Sometimes you just have to stop what you are doing and appreciate plant life. Kenny Cochran of Secrest Arboretum fame always loved plants in combination, especially after he came back from a trip to Poland with an appreciation of clematis twining up trees, wild-like.  Today Paul Snyder of Secrest sent me a picture of blue spruce needles piercing leaves of Tim Brotzman’s great redbud:  Cercis canadensis Lavender Twist® ‘Covey’ and the two plants entwined. How cool is this? 

 

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