42 posts in Miller Library

Sep 4, 2019 / Washington Park Arboretum, Miller Library / Tracy Mehlin, IT Librarian

A Deep Dive into Arboretum Plant Collections.

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I created a new tool for serious plant geeks who want to learn everything they can about specific plants growing in the Washington Park Arboretum. Starting from one of three access points to our plant data, the Living Collection Search, the advanced Interactive Map, or the basic Interactive Map, people can search for a plant and discover if it is growing, and where, in the Arboretum. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Corinne Kennedy

Volunteer Corinne Kennedy

Corinne Kennedy was not an early-blooming gardener. As a teenager, she was adamant that her parents couldn’t make her do “yard work.” Fortunately, after buying her first house years later, she discovered that gardening was a great way to relax from her coordinator position at Metro Transit. It was a “good job,” but the realities of sump pumps, exhaust fans, and other equipment were far removed from her interests, passions, and education (a Whitman College BA in English Literature, and a University of Washington BA in Women Studies). 

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Annual Horticultural Literature Awards Announced

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) announced the 2019 Annual Literature Awards on May 17th at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  The winners are:

Annual Literature Award: Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens
Award of Excellence in Botanical Art and Illustration: Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage
Award of Excellence in Botany and Floras: Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis
Award of Excellence in Children and Young Adults Literature: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science
Award of Excellence in Gardening and Gardens: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History
Award of Excellence in History: Gardens of the Roman Empire

Several UW Botanic Gardens current and former staff had a role in these awards.  

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Apr 27, 2019 / Personal Profiles, Miller Library / UWBG Communication Staff

Volunteer Spotlight: Erica Husting

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Erica Husting is a current graduate student at the University of Washington studying to get her Masters in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS). With a love for all things books and information, Erica hopes to one day work in a library and contribute to the institutions that inspired her passion to read and explore.
Erica is a volunteer with the Elisabeth C. 

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Apr 12, 2019 / Miller Library / Tracy Mehlin

Plant Sale Season is in Full Swing

Master Gardener Tent 2017

The Miller Library’s Regional Garden Tour & Plant Sale Calendar compiles a list of sales that take place all over the Pacific Northwest.

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Apr 9, 2019 / Miller Library / UWBG Communication Staff

Free books for the taking through April 10

There are a few hundred books left over after a very successful Garden Lovers’ Book Sale and now most are free or $1.00!

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Aug 31, 2018 / Miller Library / UWBG Communication Staff

Free Miller Lecture with Panayoti Kelaidis Sep 13

Panayoti Kelaidis presents From Denver to Seattle: a Shared Gardening Tradition, the 24th annual Miller Lecture at UW’s Meany Hall on September 13, 2018.

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Exploring Student Art at UW Botanic Gardens, Part 2

A wooden three-walled structure with glass panes and a bench

Recently on the blog, we highlighted a new art installation at the Center for Urban Horticulture, created by Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Connor Walden. However, Walden isn’t the only artist whose work you can see as you walk around the Center. Quite close to Walden’s work, southwest of Goodfellow Grove and hidden in the shadows of the trees, is a wood and glass three-walled structure with a small bench, shown in the image on the left. 

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Apr 11, 2018 / Miller Library, News / Tracy Mehlin

Local horticultural publications digitized

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In 2017 the Elisabeth C. Miller Library participated in a digitization grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 777 individual journal issues were scanned by the Internet Archive from 14 titles published by 4 organizations. Now the historic and recent issues of newsletters published by the Hardy Fern Foundation, Arboretum Foundation, Northwest Horticultural Society and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens are available for the world to read. 

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Mar 1, 2018 / Miller Library, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Garden Lovers’ Book Sale April 6 & 7

Love gardening, plants, trees, flowers or growing food?
Can’t pass up a bargain?
You won’t want to miss the 13th annual GARDEN LOVERS’ BOOK SALE of used books at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

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