70 posts in Center for Urban Horticulture

Glimpse into the past – The UW Plant Laboratory Complex

By John A. Wott, Director Emeritus
The Center for Urban Horticulture officially began in 1980 with the arrival of Dr. Harold B. Tukey as the founding Director. He was given an office in the northeast corner (first floor) of Winkenwerder Hall in the College of Forestry Dean’s complex. His administrative assistant, Sally Dickman, was nearby.
When the first two new faculty arrived in 1981– John A. 

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Trail Completion to Begin at Yesler Swamp

Shovels, picks and hammers will be brought out this month to forge the final section of the Yesler Swamp trail, a much-anticipated finale to years of planning and fundraising.
Yesler Swamp, the 6-acre wooded wetland along the eastern border of the Center for Urban Horticulture has captivated local citizens, restoration ecologists and leaders at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens for close to a decade. 

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Staff Spotlight: Annie Bilotta

Annie Bilotta is a Gardener, working at the Center for Urban Horticulture. She is originally from New York State, and she moved to Seattle in 1989. Annie started working at the UW Botanic Gardens in 1993 at the Washington Park Arboretum as a Gardener.  She moved over to the Center for Urban Horticulture around 2005.
Annie is especially fond of vegetable gardening. 

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September 2015 Plant Profile: Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’

In honor of the annual Elisabeth Miller Memorial Lecture, this month’s plant profile features one of Betty’s favorite trees.

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Glimpse into the past – Dr. James R. Clark

By John A. Wott, Director Emeritus

Since its founding 35 years ago, the Center for Urban Horticulture (now a part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens) has produced numerous students, staff, and faculty who have continued on to illustrious horticultural careers. A few days ago, I received this photograph of Dr. Harold B. Tukey, Jr., founding director, and associate professor James R. 

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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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