Posts Tagged ‘sustainable landscaping’

Learn how to start your own new plants from cuttings; or, a sudden redbud flood

Starting new plants from cuttings is an easy, inexpensive way to add plants to your yard, like the Mediterranean redbud shown here. You can learn how to do in a June 23 workshop in CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster. (Photo by Kousvet (own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.)

See green Feb. 2, save green by Jan. 26

male gardener working in greenhouseThe 2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference is Feb. 2 in Cincinnati — the tri-states being Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It’s for anyone whose work involves plants, including landscapers, lawn and tree care workers, greenhouse managers, and others.

Of note: There’s a whole track of sessions on sustainable landscaping. Plus sessions, too, on planting for pollinators, managing urban and suburban deer, and the evidence for — and changes to landscape plants caused by — climate change.

Early bird registration, which saves you $10 and includes lunch, ends Thursday, Jan. 26.

CFAES’s OSU Extension outreach arm is one of the organizers. Read more.

Berry nice! 7 jolly alternative hollies you can grow in Ohio

Image of longstalk holly for GBPaul Snyder of CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster lists seven jolly hollies that provide year-round good looks, food for wildlife and cut branches for decorating at the holidays, and unlike the traditional English holly, can handle Ohio’s bleak midwinters. (Photo: Finetooth holly in Secrest Arboretum by Mitch Moser, CFAES.)

When deer attack

Image of deer eating birdseedLearn the best ways to handle backyard wildlife problems — not just from deer but from geese, coyotes, raccoons and others — in an April 14 workshop by CFAES’s Marne Titchenell …