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  1. Volunteer Appreciation Reception & Open House

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/volunteer-appreciation-reception-open-house

    volunteers, Master Gardener Volunteers, 4-H Advisors, 4-H Members and the community are invited. We encourage ...

  2. Farm Day 2017

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/farm-day-2017

    practices, and much more! This event is free. Please call Butler Soil and Water Conservation District ...

  3. Choosing a milkweed species for your garden

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/choosing-milkweed-species-your-garden

    You have no doubt seen or heard about the declining monarch butterfly population. Home gardeners ... difference will allow you to select the species that will fit best into your home garden beds.  Asclepias ... tuberose, butterfly weed, can grow to three feet tall but is usually about 2 feet tall in a garden. It ...

  4. Container gardening using Strawberry Jars

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/container-gardening-using-strawberry-jars

    house under a shade tree.  Fill the pot with a good quality potting soil.  One that contains ... a good idea to keep the soil loose and breathing (this is important for good root growth and for water ... and oxygen uptake). The strawberry jar is a great container for creating an herb garden all in the ...

  5. Welcome Summer Festivities with Geraniums

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/welcome-summer-festivities-geraniums

    directly into the garden. It’s a great plant, but my favorite geranium is an annual. The geranium to ... decorate your porch for a cheery look is most often found in garden centers already in bloom in shades ... daily.  I plant mine in 14-inch clay pots because these geraniums grow large. I use fresh potting soil ...

  6. Hellebore – Soon the first flowers of the hellebore will Welcome Spring

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/hellebore-%E2%80%93-soon-first-flowers-hellebore-will-welcome-spring

    coming.  Plant a few in your shade garden, as long as the soil is well drained, and you should have plants ... Hellebores also known as Christmas or Lenten Roses are wonderful additions to a shade garden.  In ... busy gardener as once they are established they require little care and will live for many years.  ...

  7. Time to Think about Planting Peas

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/time-think-about-planting-peas

    Peas are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a garden or even in containers, ­ ­if you ... our unpredictable late fall weather.  People have been enjoying garden peas Pisum sativum for over ... Thomas Jefferson, who grew many varieties in his home garden.  And, of course, the monk, Gregor Mendel, ...

  8. The Plant Protective Box

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/plant-protective-box

    tilled ground in my garden.   Next I planted my cabbages inside the box and placed a thick straw mulch ... could hope to squeeze through. I next banked the bottom of the box with soil to seal out any ravenous ... freely--but not garden pests.  I was able to watch my cabbages grow and thrive in their protected ...

  9. Home Horticulture Series

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/home-horticulture-series

    behaviors and population dynamics of coyotes in an urban environment.   2016 Home Horticulture Series ...

  10. Junior Master Gardener Day Camp Program

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/junior-master-gardener-day-camp-program

    Do you want to learn how to vegetable garden?  The Junior Master Gardener Day Camp is a new ... program that will walk 8-13 year olds through the steps of vegetable gardening.  A garden learning lab ... Master Gardener Day Camp Program Flyer   ...

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