We need your help! The recent snowstorm caused significant damage to our collections. Your gift will help us maintain our living collections and pay for the necessary maintenance and propagation needed to help trees survive.
Holden researcher Na Wei Ph. D spends her time with the extensive crabapple collection at Holden. She is working to figure out how disease is transmitted and how disease resistance occurs. Such discovery will help sustain crabapple trees into the future.
Orchids are among the most ornamental and diverse groups of plants in the world. We often think of them as epiphytes, growing on trees in the tropics. Many would be surprised to know that there are orchids native to Ohio and that they do not grow in trees. Our native orchids grow in the ground and are called terrestrial orchids. Ohio has approximately 47 native orchid species, and of them, the lady’s slippers may be the showiest.
Each year on December 5th, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Soil Day. Take some time to learn more about soil and its role in the ecosystem.