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The Boys and Girls and Their Boats

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 27 – May 10, 2015) Opening Day crew races through the Montlake Cut, and the 1936 USA Olympic gold in rowing may never have happened without these following trees: 1)  Thuja plicata        Western Red Cedar UW’s world-renowned boat maker, George Pocock followed the lead of Native Americans […] Read more->.

Posted on 1 May 2015 | 12:06 pm

Runoff Now Feeds Prairie Rain Garden at Center for Urban Horticulture

What to do about muddy puddles caused by rain runoff in the middle of a trail used by hundreds of people every day? Could a garden solve the problem? Read more->.

Posted on 1 May 2015 | 10:55 am

New Workshop: Learn to Inspire Action that Supports Urban Forests

 Building Support for Urban Forests Using a Social Marketing Approach Thursday, June 18, 8:30am – 4:30pm UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Registration fee: $125, lunch included Contact: urbhort@uw.edu, 206.685.8033 Register online!   Communicating the value of healthy urban forests, inspiring desired actions, and securing adequate […] Read more->.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 1:04 pm

April Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 13 – 26, 2015) 1)  Acer cissifolium        Vine-leaf Maple A three-leaf maple native to Japan. The extraordinary racemes of tiny flowers give the tree a cloud-like appearance. Located in the Asiatic Maple Collection. 2)  Acer rubrum        Red Maple This popular street tree is native to eastern North […] Read more->.

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 5:35 pm

Another collection stunner blooming now

Along Azalea Way this time of year, as many of you know, the Rhododendron cultivars, Redbuds & Dogwood Trees are putting on their show of stunning blossoms.   Amongst all these flowering shrubs and trees it is sometimes hard to discern any individual plants, but its always worth it for me to stop at the group […] Read more->.

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 12:16 pm

Exciting News at Fiddleheads Forest School!

    Listening and responding to the needs of our community is a cornerstone of the Fiddleheads philosophy. Sarah and I were absolutely astounded this year at the outpouring of interest our tiny school received. As word of the Fiddleheads Forest School spread, parents from all over the region took notice of the individualized attention […] Read more->.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:09 pm

Core Collection Highlight: Viburnum

Selected cuttings from the Viburnum Collection at the Washington Park Arboretum (3/30/15 – 4/13/15) Our Viburnum Collection is recognized as one of the top three national collections. Our taxonomic display currently is home to over 100 different kinds and 330 living specimens. [Description references: “Viburnums — Shrubs for Every Season” by Michael Dirr.] Here are […] Read more->.

Posted on 5 April 2015 | 11:59 pm

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