Horticulture - James A. Chatfield

James ChatfieldJames A. Chatfield

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Ohio State University Extension
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
Department of Plant Pathology
1680 Madison Avenue, OARDC
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 263-3831
(330) 466-0270


Annual and Perennial Herbaceous Plant Workshop

June 27, 2019 • 10 – 4pm • Secrest Arboretum Welcome & Education Center, OARDC

Join us for our next OSU Extension Secrest Arboretum workshop on Thursday, June 27, titled “Annual and Perennial Herbaceous Plant Workshop". The program will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, including an outstanding lunch and snacks. We will have an extensive Flower Lineup, an Annuals and Perennials Walk (including the occasional woody perennial), a series of educational talks, and your observations, questions – and even a few answers.

OSU Extension’s herbaceous heroine Associate Professor Pam Bennett, the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator, Secrest Arboretum’s own Matt Shultzman, and Jim Chatfield will be the teachers and learners along with all of you present. Registration is $40.

Topics Will Include: New, Mostly New, and Old Standby Annual and Perennial Selections; Herbaceous Plant Maintenance; Key Family Characteristics of Selected Herbaceous Plants; Natural History of Selected Herbaceous Plants; Walks, Demonstrations, and Quizzes

 Up next will be Plant Families III, with Secrest Arboretum’s Paul Snyder, fresh from his newly expanded family (Shiloh Grace, born in May), Secrest Arboretum’s Jason Veil, and Jim Chatfield.   

The Natural... and Unnatural History of Trees

July 9, 2019 • 10 – 4pm • Secrest Arboretum Welcome & Education Center, OARDC

Our program will largely be a walking and talking program as we explore Secrest Arboretum trees. Trees as you know them (in the 110 acres of the main part of the Arboretum) and the Secrets of Secrest that you may not know – in the part cut off by the highway decades ago. In fact you shall receive a prize if you know the year when this pruning of the Arboretum occurred. Read More...

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