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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

Fiddleheads Forest Grove Dispatch: Sunny Days, a New Science Unit, and an Exploration of Friendship

The sun is shining, mosquitoes are buzzing, and blossoms are bursting open everywhere we look; it could just as easily be June in Seattle, but the calendar still tells us it’s winter no matter how incongruous that may seem. Students at the Fiddleheads Forest School are taking full advantage of the seasonal changes. The warm […] Read more->.

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 12:57 pm

Glimpse into the Past – Celebrating the Founder of the Center for Urban Horticulture

By John Wott, Director Emeritus In those divisive times of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, many new ideas began to form regarding how to live on, properly use, and safeguard the resources on our earth. This included groups from the “flower children” to academics. Learned horticulturists, botanists, and academics in the Northwest created a plan […] Read more->.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:28 am

Last Week of Grow the Farm Crowdfunding Initiative

Recently, the UW Farm embarked on an exciting crowdfunding initiative to help expand and improve their facilities this year. Through the site USeed, the UW Farm is hoping to raise enough funds during their current campaign to: Build additional hoop-style greenhouses Build a better wash station Build a cob oven and install a new […] Read more->.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:34 pm

Tour New Zealand’s Gardens

NEW ZEALAND GARDEN TOUR with University of Washington Botanic Gardens Led by Director Sarah Reichard November 1-16, 2015 Registration deadline: July 29, 2015    Complete tour details and price. Tour brochure pdf Professor Sarah Reichard’s Tour Invitation   Famous for its incredible landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand’s geographic isolation over millions of years […] Read more->.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:52 pm

2015 Spring Park in the Dark Dates

Explore the park after dark! Read more->.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:05 am

February Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (February 17 – March 1, 2015) 1)  Camellia japonica      ‘Nina Avery’ Due to this year’s mild winter thus far, many plants here have begun flowering much earlier than normal, and Camellias are certainly no exception. Many specimens can be seen in bloom along Arboretum Drive near Rhododendron Glen.[…] Read more->.

Posted on 22 February 2015 | 8:31 am

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