Jan 25, 2011 / Travelogue / Sarah Reichard

Chile Tour 2011: Exciting Days in the Lake District

Araucaria forest in Chile by S. Reichard

Auracaria! Embothrium! Drimys! Oh my! We have had exciting few days in the Lake District, seeing old friends from our gardens and being captivated by new ones. We arrived in the area and nearly immediately went into the Andes to see Auracaria auracana in the wild.

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Jan 21, 2011 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

January Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Cedrus libani ssp. Atlantica (Atlas cedar)
Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)
Eucalyptus pauciflora (Cabbage gum)
Lonicera standishii
Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange)

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Jan 19, 2011 / Travelogue / Sarah Reichard

Chile Tour 2011: Wowed by the amazing gardens

Wow! No wait, that is not good enough. WOW! No, still not enough. WOWWOWWOWWOW!!!! We saw some amazing gardens designed by Juan Grimm, a Chilean architect who has designed over 300 fabulous gardens.

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Jan 18, 2011 / News / Sarah Reichard

Chile Tour 2011: Having fun in Santiago

We all arrived, weather is great, and we met Juan Grimm and are excited about seeing some gardens he designed. Details later.

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Jan 11, 2011 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update – January 2011: A frosty start to a new year

The start of the new year brings with it a bit of sad news as one of our gardeners here at CUH has decided to take another position that’s full time, leaving just two half-time gardeners to oversee the grounds here. With our staff so limited as it is to oversee all aspects of the work we do and a budget that’s going to see more cuts, getting a new gardener sometime soon is highly unlikely. 

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Jan 7, 2011 / Washington Park Arboretum, News / UWBG Communication Staff

New Endowment Established for Arboretum Maintenance

Thank you to the Gordon and Irene Bergum Trust and everyone else who gave a gift and/or volunteered their time to UWBG in 2010. Donors and volunteers are critical to the continued success of UW Botanic Gardens.

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Jan 6, 2011 / Travelogue / Sarah Reichard

Chile Tour 2011: UWBG Professor Sarah Reichard reports on a plant-filled tour of Chile

We’re off to Chile for gardens, forests, wine, and adventure! Dan Hinkley and I are taking a group of 12 free spirits to this beautiful South American country for two weeks of adventure and camaraderie.

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January 2011 Plant Profile: Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’

The winter landscape is incomplete without the presence of twig-dogwoods. Their stately, yet elegant stems, vibrant color and imposing form in the garden is remarkable. What’s more impressive is their adaptability and ease of growth. They are tolerant of most soils, are drought tolerant once established and the ability to recover from almost being mowed down to the ground each spring and produce brightly colored stems the following winter is extraordinary. 

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Dec 23, 2010 / Washington Park Arboretum, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Washington Park Arboretum Mitigation Plan Released by WSDOT

In the 2010 legislative session, a bill was introduced that required the Washington State Department of Transportation, in its efforts to push forward the 520 bridge renovation and replacement, to focus on minimizing and addressing potential impacts to the Washington Park Arboretum.  A group representing the Arboretum Botanical Garden Committee, which advises the University of Washington, City of Seattle and The Arboretum Foundation on the management and stewardship of the Washington Park Arboretum, worked with WSDOT on addressing issues outlined in ESSB 6392.  

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Dec 15, 2010 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update – December 2010: Overcoming November’s Cold Spell

Several weeks after an unusual early snow and cold snap, the grounds at CUH have looked like a bomb was detonated and we’re just now cleaning up the aftermath. OK, it wasn’t that bad, but the clean-up continues as the holiday season is well underway and we’re doing our best to keep things clean and presentable to our many guest this time of year. 

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