Gardening and Environment

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The History & Hybridizing of Daylilies

Saturday, May 30, 10am–12pm
Explore the history and culture of daylilies and how colors and forms have changed over the years. Learn how daylily plants are selected for breeding, how to harvest the seeds, and how to grown the new hybrid seedlings. Techniques for hybridization are demonstrated. Tour the Conservatory's Ohio Hybridizers History Daylily Garden and take home a daylily hybrid. Led by Steve Williams, daylily hybridizer, Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society.
$20 members; $25 non-members

DIY Hypertufa

Sunday, May 31, 12–2:30pm
Learn how to make inexpensive hypertufa containers. Make a one-of-a-kind rustic concrete planter with a reusable mold to take home. Class held outdoors.
$45 members; $50 non-members

Greenspot Backyards Workshop

Saturday, June 27, 10–11:30am
Explore the ways you can be green in your own backyard habitat by collecting stormwater in rain barrels, composting, and selecting native plants for landscaping. 

Workshop is Free. Registration is required, please visit to register online, call Franklin Soil and Water at (614)486-9613 or email Kristin Hilson, Program Coordinator, at for registration details. Attendees Receive Mail-in-Rebate Voucher.

Pollinator Palooza

Saturday, July 11, 9am–4pm
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Explore pollinators of all kinds, from honeybees to hummingbirds, and learn about the effects of pollinators on the ecosystem from the experts who study them. Discover the intricate interdependence between flowers and pollinators, find out what is needed to attract pollinators to your garden, and more during this exciting day of education. Learn more.
$40 members; $50 non-members  Includes Lunch