65 posts in Center for Urban Horticulture

August Plant Profile – Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Sioux’

Crape Myrtles are tolerant of hot and dry summers and offer appeal throughout the seasons

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July Color Appears at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Featuring a Selection of Trees at the Center for Urban Horticulture

1)  Acer japonicum  ‘Aconitifolium’                         Fern Leaf Maple

Grove of six located in McVay Courtyard
Planted in 1986, original design element for McVay Courtyard
Beautiful leaf texture with extraordinary fall color
The most iconic tree at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH)

2)  Cedrus deodara             Deodar Cedar

Two mature specimens located at northeastern entrance to Event Lawn (x from Greenhouse)
The only conifers remaining from pre-CUH development
Probably planted post-war years (1950s) for UW married student housing

3)  x Chitalpa tashkentensis  ‘Morning Cloud’                                                                           Morning Cloud Chitalpa

An inter-generic cross between Catalpa bignonioides and Chilopsis linearis
A hardy drought tolerant tree currently in flower, hence its cultivar namesake
Several specimens located in bed along NE 41st Street, west entrance to CUH. 

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Plant Profile: Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha is a stunning tree throughout the year. Don’t miss its lovely blossoms this month.

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Glimpse into the past – the Legend of the Flamingos and the Silver Egg

Urban horticulture has come a long way from the days of the pink flamingos, but they still hold a special place in our hearts!

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May 11, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Restoration and Renewal in the Goodfellow Grove

It’s spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture’s Goodfellow Grove!

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Comprehensive Audit of Hyde Herbarium Now Complete

Thanks to dedicated volunteers, over 22,000 pressed plant specimens have been reviewed and documented.

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Mar 31, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Glimpse into the Past – Thirty Years of Horticultural Outreach

When the Center for Urban Horticulture was established in 1980, one of the programmatic thrusts was to develop and carry out a comprehensive public outreach program.

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Mar 27, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, Students, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Encouraging Native Pollinators at the UW Farm

UW graduate student Nicolette Neumann Levi is looking for ways to bring more native pollinators to the UW Farm.

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Mar 5, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

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 which called for the creation of a new academic unit at the University of Washington to be called the Center for Urban Horticulture. 

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Dec 3, 2014 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Fragrance Garden renovation enters phase two

The Fragrance Garden at the Center for Urban Horticulture is being refreshed with help from partner the Seattle Garden Club. The declining stripe bark maple will be removed and new scented plants will be added.
Manager of Horticulture David Zuckerman said the Acer capillipes has been declining for years. David explained: “it may have verticillium wilt, but more likely to be causing the decline are symptoms of over exposure (sun, temps) during the course of its life in the entry garden. 

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