OSU Extension’s 18th Annual Perennial Flower School

The 18th Annual Central Ohio Perennial Flower School is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street, Springfield, OH.

Ideas, inspiration and fun are on this year’s menu. Our line-up includes Amanda Thomsen, author and garden blogger from Chicago; Chuck Gleaves, Director of Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield; and our own, home-grown, Pam Bennett.

Amanda will share 150 ways to create a yard uniquely yours in her own wacky wonderful way. Next she will show some of her favorite perennials, annuals and edible plants and how to use them. Prepare to be enlightened and entertained.

Enjoy some of today’s best “plants with presence” as Chuck discusses some of the more outstanding ones that may be unfamiliar to you. Then he will show his photo collection of plants that thrill and excite because of the unique way they were displayed.

There’s always something “bugging” perennials and Pam Bennett will address not only the bugs, but common diseases and pests that may be afflicting your perennials. She will talk about the best ways to prevent and manage these pests.

Deadline for registration is February 20, 2017; you must preregister.

For more information on garden programs visit http://go.osu.edu/letsgarden or call 937.521.3860. The program is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension Clark County.