All Things Secrest: Summer 2024

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Inside this issue you'll find updates from the curator, featured plant, person spotlight, what to do in your garden, and much more!Click on the sections below or click here for a .pdf version.

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From the Curator

  1. As I type these words in early May, the buzz of construction can be heard in and around Secrest's John Streeter Garden Amphitheater.

Research Report

  1. Learn about the results of the Echinacea trial at Secrest.

Secrest Select Plant

  1. Virburnum nudum flowers

    Spring and summer bring many people to Secrest, and for good reason. People love flowers. Even gardeners who appreciate plants when not in bloom appreciate flowers.

Featured Event

  1. Over 40 juried artists and crafters will be featured in the third annual Secrest Garden Fair. The free event will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9 am - 4 pm at Secrest Arboretum, 2122 Williams Rd., Wooster, Ohio. Activities for kids, a plant sale and local food trucks will add to the fun

Friends of Secrest

  1. I hope you attended and enjoyed Plant Discovery Day and the spring plant sale. If so, did you notice our new Secrest Select banner and plant labels?

Person Spotlight

  1. What is a Secrest Master Gardener? We are folks like you, with a passion for plants and gardening and a desire to serve our communities.

Secrest Arboretum Master Gardeners

  1. The Secrest Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program is ready to provide answers to your home gardening questions now through October. Get Garden Answers provides gardening information, plant identification, garden insect identification, and plant disease diagnostics.

  2. Many herbs are easy to grow, add flavor to food, and make food more nutritious. I suggest starting a first culinary herb garden with basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and parsley.

Seasonal Tasks

  1. June

Coming Events

  1. June 8 - Secrest Garden Fair, 9 am – 4 pm, craft fair, tours, food trucks, workshops, activities for
    children, raffle
    June 10 – Plein Air Watercolor Painting, 1:30 – 4:30, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion. Bring painting