137 posts in Plant Profiles

Apr 5, 2016 / Plant Profiles / Communication Staff

April 2016 Plant Profile: Brassica oleracea

Is that flowering kale still edible? UW farmers say “of course!”

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March 2016 Plant Profile: Abies grandis

Our native grand fir … “is usually left in the forest to make music and distill incense.”

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February 2016 Plant Profile: Taiwania cryptomerioides

One of the best conifers and most unusual for foliar effects in February is Taiwania cryptomerioides, the Coffin tree.

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January 2016 Plant Profile: a Study on Sticks in the Witt Winter Garden

Get thee to the Arboretum’s Witt Winter Garden and glory in the bare naked plants!

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December 2015 Plant Profile: Euonymus europaeus ‘Atrorubens’

Traditionally, this plant’s stems were used to make spindles to twine wool and flax into yarn. Learn more about this month’s featured plant.

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November 2015 Plant Profile: Danae racemosa

Poet’s Laurel is a jewel that will brighten the November garden.

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Sep 29, 2015 / Plant Profiles / Communication Staff

October 2015 Plant Profile: Cucurbita maxima

Winter squash is one of the most rewarding crops for vegetable gardeners to grow.

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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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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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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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