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Staff Spotlight: Tracy Mehlin

Tracy visiting The Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island Tracy is the Information Technology Librarian in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. She grew up in the Southwest, in Southern California and Las Vegas. She has been interested in plants since childhood, and one of her earliest gardening memories is selecting bulbs and roses from the Jackson […] Read more->.

Posted on 25 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Glimpse into the past – the Daniel J. Evans Centennial Tree

David Zuckerman and the Centennial Tree in 2003, just after transplanting. by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington will honor Daniel J. Evans, on his 90th birthday, for his public leadership, scholarship, and service.  What an opportune time […] Read more->.

Posted on 22 September 2015 | 5:15 pm

Capture the moment with botanical photography!

Botanical Photography Classes with David Perry David Perry is an inspirational, Seattle-based photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye. His reverence for gardens, flowers and the gardeners who tend them is apparent in the pictures he makes and his playful, sometimes […] Read more->.

Posted on 15 September 2015 | 5:29 pm

Student Spotlight: Nate Haan

Nate in the Goodfellow Grove at the Center for Urban Horticulture Nate is a PhD Candidate who became involved with UW Botanic Gardens when he joined Professor Jon Bakker’s lab at the Center for Urban Horticulture in 2013. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Seattle in 2013 to start his studies […] Read more->.

Posted on 14 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Cool Seeds Abound

Pterocarya stenoptera, common name Chinese Wing Nut, has gorgeous lime green seed catkins 12-14″ long each bearing up to 80 seeds. That’s pretty amazing in itself but when these seed catkins are dripping off of each limb of a tall tree the effect is stunning. The Wing Nut genus resides in the walnut family, […] Read more->.

Posted on 11 September 2015 | 1:30 pm

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Sanphillippo

Meet Lisa Dora Sanphillippo! Lisa is the School Fieldtrips Coordinator for UW Botanic Gardens. She lived in L.A. until she was 8 years old.  Her mom “got a little freaked out” by the big city, big crime and smog so she moved them to a tiny town in Idaho called Kamiah (population 2500).  The family […] Read more->.

Posted on 7 September 2015 | 11:01 am

A Wind in the Willows (and Cedars, Firs, Maples…)

How some trees react to high winds. A broken Acer macrophyllum (Big Leaf Maple) stem located at the east end of Loderi Valley in the Washington Park Arboretum 1)  Pseudotsuga menziesii                Douglas Fir The detritus lying on the ground following a wind event in the Pacific Northwest provides ample evidence of how P. menziesii defends […] Read more->.

Posted on 5 September 2015 | 3:58 pm

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