May 4th, 2012 by Caitlin Guthrie
Come learn about many of the fascinating graduate student research topics at the annual UWBG Student Poster Exhibit.
Nisqually Delta dike footprint tidal freshwater swamp revegetation. Photo by Caitlin Guthrie.
Join us at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library (at the Center for Urban Horticulture) for the opening reception on Friday, May 11th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to come meet the researchers and browse the posters.
Student posters will remain on display in the Library from May 11th to May 30th.
Poster topics include:
- Elwha Dam Removal Revegetation: Lake Aldwell Seeding Trials
- Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands: Assessing Restoration Effectiveness After Tidal Dike Removal
- Project E-PIG: Studying the Ecology of Pollinators in Gardens at Multiple Scales
- Alternate hosts of threatened Castilleja levisecta (golden paintbrush): Improving PNW prairie restoration.
May 4th, 2012 by Soest Gardener, Riz Reyes
One of the best performing new plants the past two gardening seasons has been this incredibly vigorous Geum. A genus not often used here in gardens (I don’t have any idea why), this selection was given to us by Skagit Gardens who asks us to evaluate its performance. So far, it’s been so dependable, relatively low maintenance (just need to shear back after the first main flush to allow it to continue blooming through the summer. What’s remarkable about this plant is it remains somewhat evergreen and flower buds appear as early as March, ramps up in April and is in full spectacular bloom in May and into June and sporadic flushes throughout the summer. It looks smashing right now paired up with Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ in Bed 8 of the Soest Garden.
Common Name: Avens
Location: Soest Garden – Bed 8
Origin: Garden Origin
Height and spread: 2.5ft high x 2 ft. wide
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Growing Conditions: Full Sun/ moderately moist soil