June 2011 Plant Profile: Glumicalyx goseloides

Walking down the Soest Garden path, it’s very easy to miss seeing Nodding Chocolate Flower, a remarkable perennial plant all the way from South Africa.

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GROW participants visit CUH and the UW Farm

May Fieldtrips
The two days that GROW high school students visited CUH and
the UW Farm were full of sunshine. Students from Susan Barth’s horticulture class at Nova High School and students from Jessica Torvik’s horticulture/ecology classes were introduced to resources for their GROW projects through scheduled tours and activities. Maggie Roses’ science classes from Ingraham focused on working with Lisa
Haglund and Patrick Mulligan on the site prep and plant installation in the
newly restored storm water garden at CUH. 

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May 31, 2011 / Washington Park Arboretum, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Imagine No More 520 Ramps in the Arboretum!

Arboretum Drive by E. Welty

Join in the public meeting for the North Entry and Multi-use Trail projects for the Washington Park Arboretum on Wed. June 8, 2011 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Graham Visitor Center in the Arboretum.

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May 29, 2011 / Union Bay Natural Area, News / UWBG Communication Staff

A successful season of restoration in UBNA!

This spring quarter wrapped up a wonderful season of restoration events in the Union Bay Natural Area, with fantastic progress being made on several projects.  Tallying 177 individual visits in the spring quarter, students and community members collectively donated over 400 hours of their time to the restoration efforts being made in UBNA!
The northern end of Yesler Swamp saw a major improvement with the removal of a large monoculture of Himalayan blackberry.  

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May 25, 2011 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

May Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Rhododendron ‘Firefly’     Grid 16-B
Rhododendron japonicum Grid 40-1E
Rhododendron ‘Knap Hill Apricot’     Grid 39-B
Rhododendron occidentale (Pink Form)     Grid 37-1W
Rhododendron ‘Sandpiper’     Grid 37-B

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Farm Groundbreaking -May 22, 2011

“It’s really happening!” shouted the small, yet ecstatic, gathering of Farm Partnership* members, as they watched the plow turn the first soil over in the Center for Urban Horticulture’s northwest field. Farm manager, Robert Servine, knows this is just the first step of many to come before the .75 acre farm will be in full production. It’s certainly a major tangible step after months of planning with UW Botanic Gardens and UW campus grounds management, as well as between the 2 Farm Partnership organizations, to get this exciting urban farm project launched. 

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Buy a Beautiful Book and Support UBNA

Marilyn Smith Layton has created a book of images called Seasons of Life in the Union Bay Natural Area, and she is donating the profits from the sale of the book to projects in UBNA. The cost of the book is $60, and $20 of that will go to help the natural area.
You may purchase a copy in the Miller Library (cash or check only). 

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May 12, 2011 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

May Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Malus x moerlandsii ‘Profusion’
Cornus nuttallii
Fothergilla major
Davidia involucrata
Abies alba

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May 2011 Plant Profile: Daphne x transatlantica ‘Summer Ice’

Daphne ‘Summer Ice’ is becoming a widely recognized small shrub for the Pacific Northwest. It’s dependable, easy to care for, once established, and possesses fine qualities as such persistent leaves (for the most part) and wonderfully sweet fragrance that’s present almost year round.

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May 9, 2011 / Miller Library, Unit Feature / UWBG Communication Staff

Plant Answer Line: Going Strong After Ten Years

Plant Answer Line - click to ask a question

In the spring of 2001 the Elisabeth C. Miller Library launched a new service designed to answer plant and gardening questions quickly over the phone or via email. Now we’re celebrating the ten year anniversary of the free answer service for gardeners.

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