January Articles

Edibles Through the Seasons

Lawn Alternatives

Bring in the Bugs

Sizzling Plants for 2015


December Articles

Ghosts in Our Landscapes

Backyard Bugs

Self-Sowing Annuals

Chinese Parrotia





Upcoming Events for Ohio

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.




January 10-April 5 Columbus

Orchids, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Escape winter’s chill and avoid the winter blues when you visit Orchids! – a phenomenal vibrant display of hundreds of orchids at Franklin Park. Daily presentations and educational programs encourage further exploration of this fascinating species. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Costs adults $12, seniors and students $9, children $6, children under 2 free. Visit fpconservatory.org or call 614-715-8000.

February 14-22 Columbus

Central Ohio Home and Garden Show, Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds)
This show is packed with special events and attractions for all ages. HGTV comes to life with internationally known celebrities and daily cooking, gardening, home décor and home improvement presentations. Landscape companies from all over central Ohio create amazing temporary garden displays that are a must-see. Tickets cost $10 online or $13 at the door. For more info, call 614-461-5257 or visit dispatchevents.com.

February 14-15 Granville

36th Annual OEFFA Conference, Renewing Ohio’s Heart and Soil, Granville School
Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference will be held in the charming town of Granville and will feature keynote speakers, approximately 100 workshops, local and organic meals, a trade show and Saturday evening entertainment. Keynote speaker is Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman, director of Sustainable Agriculture and senior scientist at the Center of Food Safety in Washington, D.C. Visit oeffa.org/conference2015 for more information and to register or call 614-421-2022.

February 6-15 Cleveland

The Great Big Home and Garden Show, Cleveland’s IX Center
Matt Muenster from DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and BATHtastic will be one of the celebrity speakers on the lineup. In addition, this event is packed full of numerous celebrity chefs, home improvement experts and landscape design professionals. Costs adults $15 (online tickets for $12), seniors (65+) $10, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and under are free. Visit greatbighomeandgarden.com or call 440-248-5729.

February 1-28 Cleveland

Orchid Mania, Cleveland Botanical Garden
The allure of the steamy tropical rainforest biome has now become even more alluring. This annual exhibit features thousands of colorful and fragrant orchid blooms, sure to bring your senses to life. New this year is an interior design showcase inspired by and decorated with stunning orchid selections. Free with garden admission. For hours and more info, visit cbgarden.org or call 216-721-1600.

February 21 Youngstown

10th Annual Winter Garden Seminar, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.
“Heritage Gardening for the 21st Century” is the theme of the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown’s annual winter garden seminar, which is cosponsored by Mill Creek MetroParks. Discover some of the most successful, sustainable and simple plants common in the 18th through early 20th centuries – all available today. These tough and adaptable plants represent the foundation of our gardens. In addition, the speakers will look at historic gardening methods that we can use today. The books of our speakers will be available for purchase at the seminar. Held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee of $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. For more information and to register, go to mgcy.org/Pages/WinterSeminar.aspx or call John Kolar at 330-545-2266.

February 27-March 1 Akron

Annual HBA Akron Home and Flower Show, John S. Knight Center
Feature attractions of this show include great gardens, home improvement vendors, celebrity guests and more. There will be more than 7,000 square feet of feature gardens and flowers showcasing the latest trends plus onsite garden seminars with great garden advice. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Costs adults $9, children 12 and under free. For more information call 800-783-9589 or visit akronhomeandflowershow.com.