Burnscapes – Paintings by Suze Woolf on Exhibit

June 6th, 2013 by UWBG Communication Staff

photoArtist Suze Woolf meditates on climate change and forest fires with her series of paintings known as Burnscapes. Recent work from this series will be on exhibit in the Miller Library June 6 through August 30th.

Learn by Doing: Volunteer at the Botanic Gardens

June 6th, 2013 by UWBG Communication Staff
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Junior Summer Camp Guides at the Arboretum learn leadership skills and environmental knowledge.

We need your help! We depend on volunteers to keep our gardens looking beautiful, our plant records up to date and the kids programs running smoothly.

Want to get involved, get some work experience, meet new people, have fun? Apply online today!

  • WPA Junior Summer Camp Guides are  high school or college students who teach the little kids about the environment and help keep summer camp running smoothly. Junior Garden Guide Job Description (doc).
  • Plant Records Assistant help with documenting and mapping our living plant collections at the Washington Park Arboretum.
  • Arboretum Visitor Center Front Desk Assistant greets visitors and answers questions. Share your passion about the Arboretum in this position.

These positions and many more are listed on the UWBG Volunteer page.

June 2013 Plant Profile: Lilium ‘Tiger Babies’

June 6th, 2013 by Soest Gardener, Riz Reyes

Tiger Babies

Striking elegance with remarkable hardiness and vigor, this lily has withstood the test of time and is considered a classic amongst lily growers worldwide. ‘Tiger Babies’ is a complex hybrid that was bred from the often virus-infected “tiger lily” (Lilium lacifolium). Breeding has made it virus free and a welcomed summer-flowering bulb each year.

Soft shades of cantaloupe orange blushed with pink as they open with heavy brown spots color the pendant, nodding flowers that have a very slight scent to them.  They have strong stems and do not require staking and they are quick to multiply compared to many other lily Asiatic lilies.

Common Name: Tiger Babies Asiatic Lily
Location: Soest Garden – Bed 6
Origin: Garden Origin
Height and Spread: 3-4′  high x 1ft. wide
Bloom Time:  June