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Exploding trees, now showing at your local Arboretum

March did not go out like a lamb, nor did it end with a whimper. No, this lion ended with a grand BANG! A lighting strike from the massive thunderstorm that roared through Seattle yesterday was a direct hit on one of our largest trees in the Washington Park Arboretum. Lighting strike as seen from […] Read more->.

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 3:16 pm

Glimpse into the Past – Thirty Years of Horticultural Outreach

When the Center for Urban Horticulture was established in 1980, one of the programmatic thrusts was to develop and carry out a comprehensive public outreach program. Read more->.

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 5:03 pm

Getting Low On Plants? Our Plant Sale Calendar Will Help!

Believe it or not, there are over 100 plant sales in the Pacific Northwest in April. Find rare dahlias or fuchsias at specialty sales or tried and true annuals and perennials at general sales. The Elisabeth C. Miller Library compiles a list of regional plant sales and garden tours so when you get tired of […] Read more->.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:55 am

Encouraging Native Pollinators at the UW Farm

UW graduate student Nicolette Neumann Levi is looking for ways to bring more native pollinators to the UW Farm. Read more->.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 4:15 pm

March Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum, Part II

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 16 – 20, 3015) 1)  Acer tegmentosum  ‘Joe Witt’        Stripebark Maple A small- to medium-size tree with distinct striped patterns along the bark and branches Named for a former Washington Park Arboretum curator Located in the Joe Witt Winter Garden 2)  Berberis x media  ‘Arthur Menzies’        Hybrid […] Read more->.

Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:01 am

Currently flowering in the Washington Park Arboretum

In the old Nursery along Arboretum Drive there is a group of Chaenomeles cathayensis (Cathay or Chinese Quince) shrubs in full bloom. This cluster of three shrubs make for a huge display as they are about 15 ft. tall and 20+ ft. across. Covered in these lovely pinkish white flowers right now, they will bear […] Read more->.

Posted on 21 March 2015 | 12:50 pm

Early Spring Has Begun!

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 2 – 16, 2015) 1)  Acer triflorum        Three Flower Maple A small, slow-growing deciduous tree 20’ to 45’ where it is native in Manchuria and Korea.  An excellent landscape tree boasting light grey vertically-furrowed bark and vivid red and orange fall color.  The name refers to its […] Read more->.

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 3:37 pm

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