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May Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (May 11-24, 2015) 1)  Cytisus x praecox ’Luteus’           Warminster Broom This broom is a hybrid of C. multiflorus and C. purgans and is located on Arboretum Drive in the Legume Collection. Many of the brooms are blooming now or soon to bloom, including the pineapple broom, Argyrocytisus battandieri[…] Read more->.

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 4:15 pm

Restoration and Renewal in the Goodfellow Grove

It's spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture's (CUH) Goodfellow Grove! Read more->.

Posted on 11 May 2015 | 11:45 am

May Dispatch from the Forest Grove

      Who doesn’t love spring? It’s the earth’s bright green answer to winter’s dreary grey; when all the world begins to grow anew. If autumn is a time for introductions and winter for exploration, then spring is the season for culmination. In autumn we ground the students in the important, fundamental lessons of the forest grove: […] Read more->.

Posted on 7 May 2015 | 1:39 pm

Glimpse into the past – Mrs. Sawyer’s Bench

Today’s visitors to the Washington Park Arboretum walk past historical artifacts not knowing why they might be there. One of those is the Memorial Fountain dedicated to the late Mrs. W.W. Sawyer, along Arboretum Drive E. opposite Rhododendron Glen. Read more->.

Posted on 7 May 2015 | 10:21 am

Weeding Strategies from a Professional

April showers bring May weeds! How do professional gardeners manage weeds? Kathleen DeMaria, Botanic Gardens Horticulturist, shares her favorite tool and strategies. Read more->.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

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

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