By Josh Furman
With the temperature rising, it’s nice to have some fast and fresh salads that don’t require you to warm the stove and heat your house! This salad is a breeze, and works well with whatever crisp vegetables you have in your CSA!
For the Dressing
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Sriracha (a little more if you like heat)
1 garlic clove minced
For the Slaw (feel free to use whatever crisp vegetables you have in your CSA box)
3 cups of thinly sliced cabbage
1 cup sliced carrots
1 bunch of radishes thinly sliced
1 pint of peas, thinly sliced
2 medium scallions, thinly sliced.
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is home to truly one of a kind plants. In botanical nomenclature, a monotypic genus refers to the case where a genus and only a single species are described. These plants are often “living fossils”, comprising the last living remnant of ancient lineages. Many are also often in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.Read more
Jessica Farmer is one of those fortunate individuals who, through a combination of foresight, focus and possibly a bit of luck, ended up in her dream job.
“Just outside my office door at the Center for Urban Horticulture is Yesler Swamp,” she enthuses, “a quiet, shady oasis that provides me with instant wonder and relaxation.”
Just about a perfect location for a person who has been passionate about plants and nature since high school.
Spectacular Angel’s fishing rod shines in the summer garden.Read more
by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus
For every creature – plants, animals, or people – there is a season. They are germinated/born, develop from juveniles into adults, usually produce progeny, grow into old age, and then succumb. In the plant kingdom, there are various ways in which plants reproduce, both sexually and asexually. In humans, we pass along our genetics, our ideas, and plans to successive generations.
At the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, we rely on volunteers–over 500 of them– to keep daily operations afloat.
Volunteer Carolyn Scott works in the administrative heart of the Gardens, helping Manager of Administrative Services Carrie Cone with record-keeping, mailing, filing and data entry.
Born in 1921, Carolyn came to Seattle from Virginia in her early 30s with husband David who accepted a faculty position with the (then) College of Forestry at the UW.
Imagine you see that a campfire has ignited some of the dry leaf litter nearby and no one but you is around. Most of us would know enough to either try to put the fire out, or quickly alert officials to get to the scene. With such early detection and quick action, it is quite possible to avoid an out of control fire that burns thousands of acres.Read more
1) Colutea orientalis Bladder Senna
This deciduous native of northern Iran has delicate bluish-green pinnate leaves.
The orange flowers are followed by surprising translucent bladder-like fruit pods.
You can find Colutea orientalis in the Legume Collection along Arboretum Drive.
2) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mme. Emile Mouillere’ Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla is native to Japan.
This cultivar is an example of the Hortensia group – having mophead flowers.
1) Cunninghamia lanceolata (Chinese Fir)
Bluish evergreen foliage contrasts nicely with its scaly bark.
This evergreen tree from China is an important timber tree in its native area.
In 1701, James Cunningham (one of the first European plant hunters to visit China) described and collected this tree.
2) Hydrangea integrifolia (Evergreen Climbing Hydrangea)
A vigorous, evergreen vine climbing to over 40 feet, on the trunk of a mature Douglas Fir.Read more