links of Interest

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Gardening Information and Education

Columbus Garden School   1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus https://www.columbusgardenschool.com/    also on Facebook

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Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center   17864 State Rte 374 Rockbridge OH 43149

Educational website and guided tours.  

https://www.butterfly-ridge.com/

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Buckeye Yard and Garden Line     https://bygl.osu.edu/

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OSU Extension. "Ask A Master Gardener"

Use this link to send any gardening question and a Master Gardener will reply to you with an expert answer.    https://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

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Local arborist, Russell Tree Experts,"ARBOR ED" educational link.  

https://www.russelltreeexperts.com/   click on ArborEd to access page

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Ohio Herb Education Center, Gahanna

https://www.gahanna.gov/ohio-herb-education-center/

https://www.facebook.com/OhioHerbEducationCenter/

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ODNR - Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/    https://www.facebook.com/ohiodnap/

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Ohio Invasive Plants Council    https://www.oipc.info/    

CHECK IT OUT! 9 new plants have been added to the Invasive Plants list for 2019. 

Learn how to identify invasive plants and how to control them.        

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OSU "Find a Fact Sheet" and more     https://ohioline.osu.edu/home

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The Helpful Gardener     https://www.helpfulgardener.com/

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Plant Finder: Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a270

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Garden Pest and Disease Directory 

https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/pest-and-disease-directory/5285.html

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The Herb Society of America    https://herbsocietyorg.presencehost.net/

Lots of in-depth information about herbs.

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Diana Lockwood     www.facebook.com/mrsgardenperson.

Freelance writer covering gardening topics, posts on Facebook

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Ohio Gardener Magazine   http://statebystategardening.com/oh/

Articles written by various OSU Extension Educators on many topics

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Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District     https://www.franklinswcd.org


Local Specialized Garden Groups

Central Ohio Hosta Society    https://www.facebook.com/CentralOhioHostaSociety/

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Wild Ones Columbus Chapter     https://columbus.wildones.org/     Also on Facebook

Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native communities. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society    http://columbusdaylilies.org/

A great place to learn about daylilies and gardening. Monthly meetings with speakers, plant auctions, plant sales, bus trips, parties and other events. Meetings are at Franklin Park Conservatory where club manages their own daylily gardens on the property.

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Greater Columbus Dahlia Society     http://columbusdahlias.com/     Also on Facebook

Founded in 1964 to facilitate sharing the beauty of the Dahlia and foster the sharing of information relative to growing and displaying the Dahlia. Sponsors late summer show, general public may enter.

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Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society    http://www.columbuscactusclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusCactusClub/

Monthly meetings are held at Franklin Park Conservatory and are open to the public.

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Ikebana Ohio Chapter      https://iicolumbus84.webs.com/

Ikebana International was established in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan with the motto "Friendship Through Flowers" It is a cultural organization based on studies of IKEBANA and related arts. Club workshops take place monthly at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Central Ohio Herb Society     https://centralohioherbsociety.org/      Also on Facebook

Mission to educate the public by example as to the merit, culture, design and uses for herbs. Club maintains the herb gardens located inside Inniswood Metro Park. Club holds plant sale the 1st weekend in May. Quarterly meeting with guest speaker.

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Central Ohio Orchid Society     http://www.coosinfo.info/    Also on Facebook

It's all about orchids and having fun with them. We're a laid-back, friendly group who enjoy our plants and meeting to learn about them. We welcome all interested parties! Meetings at Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Columbus African Violet Society     http://www.columbusafricanvioletsociety.org/   Also on Facebook

We share plants, knowledge,and friendship...newcomers are always welcome. Meetings at Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Central Ohio Water Garden Society     www.facebook.com/CentralOhioWaterGardenSociety/

All about taking your garden one step further with a beautiful, calming water feature and maybe a fish or two. 

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Last but not least...

National Garden Clubs      http://www.gardenclub.org/                

www.facebook.com/National-Garden-Clubs-Inc-126120893390/

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Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs    https://www.car-sgc.org/

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Garden Club of Ohio      http://www.gardenclubofohio.org/   


Retailers for Garden & Nature Lovers

Dutch Mill Greenhouse  "classes and workshops in addition to plants"

18443 OH-4, Marysville, Ohio 43040    https://dutchmillgreenhouse.com/

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Dublin Flower Farm "fresh cut flowers close to home"

7525 Hyland Croy Rd. Plain City, OH 43064     https://dublinflowerfarm.com/

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Amity Abloom, "daylilies are their specialty"   Will re-open in June of 2019.

3064 Amity Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026     http://www.amityabloom.com/

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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

6654 Sawmill Rd Columbus, OH 43235   https://columbusoh.wbu.com/

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Scioto Gardens  "nice selection of natives" Website includes plant list.

3351 St. Rte. 37 West Delaware OH 43015   http://www.sciotogardens.com/

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de Monye's Greenhouse  "Over 50 years in business!" 

2500 Airport Dr. Columbus 43219   https://demonyes.net/ 

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Thorson's Greenhouse   Wholesale but open to the public from 

April-June and Fall- December.  2069 Hyatts Rd, Delaware, OH 43015 https://www.thorsensgreenhouse.com/

Gardens, Parks and Arboretums

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens   https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/

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Inniswood Metro Gardens

https://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/inniswood-metro-gardens/  ____________________________

Dawes Arboretum    https://dawesarb.org/

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Dayton Grotto Gardens   https://daytongrottogardens.org/

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The Topiary Park Of Columbus   http://www.topiarypark.org/

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Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks   https://www.metroparks.net/

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Preservation Parks of Franklin County   https://www.preservationparks.com/

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Cedar Bog   https://www.cedarbognp.org/

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Cleveland Botanical Gardens   http://www.cbgarden.org/

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Holden Arboretum   https://www.holdenarb.org/

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Columbus Park of Roses   https://www.parkofroses.org/

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Ohio Governor"s Residence & Heritage Garden  

http://www.governorsresidence.ohio.gov/home.aspx

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Kingwood Center Gardens   http://kingwoodcenter.org/

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Gardens At Gantz Farm  Grove City   http://www.grovecityohio.gov/parks-and-recreation/parks-facilities/gardens-at-gantz/