Holly Garden Project Notice and News

September through October is our window of opportunity before fall rains begin to commence development and improvement work in the Holly collection.  Scope of work during this period will focus primarily on construction  of  the southernmost Eurasian clade berm located at the north end (near Boyer Ave). See photo of Iain Robertson’s conceptual Holly collection plan – Eurasian clade berms are pink. 

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Aug 19, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

August Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Ostrya carpinifolia (European hop hornbeam)
Hydrangea aspera ssp sargentiana
Picea smithiana (Himalayan spruce)
Sorbus ‘Birgitta’
Corylus colurna (Turkish hazel)

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Aug 10, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

August Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum

Calycanthus occidentalis (Californian Allspice)
Catalpa x erubescens
Cladrastis sinensis (Chinese Yellow Wood)
Eucryphia glutinosa
Itea ilicifolia

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Aug 5, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

August Color Appears at CUH (Part II)

Echinops ritro – Globe Thistle
Hosta ‘Halcyon’ – Halcyon Hosta
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’ – Mountain Fleece Flower/ Knotweed
Stipa gigantea – Giant Feather Grass
Stachys byzantina (S. lanata) – Lamb’s Ears

Complete details.
**Editor’s Note: A special thank you to our wonderful volunteers who created this work of art. 

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Aug 5, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

August Color Appears at CUH (Part I)

Acanthus spinosus – Bear’s Breeches
Actaea ‘Brunnette’ and ‘Black Negligee’ – Dark-leafed Bugbane
Athryium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ – Japanese Painted Fern
Hydrangea quercifolia – Oak-leaf Hydrangea

Complete details.
**Editor’s Note: A special thank you to our wonderful volunteers who created this work of art. 

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August 2010 Plant Profile: Lilium ‘Scheherazade’

A most outstanding hybrid lily known worldwide for its hardiness, vigor, and overall dependability in the garden. ‘Scheherazade’ was one of the first interspecific hybrids introduced on the market and began a trend that would revolutionize the world of lily breeding. Bred by L. Freimann using tetraploid (double the number chromosomes a plant typically has) forms of a cultivar called ‘Thunderbolt’ and a tetraploid form of the famous ‘Black Beauty’, you get a most unusual mahogany crimson edged in gold and later fading to cream born in profusion over stalks that have often been referred to as “Lily Trees”. 

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Aug 5, 2010 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update August 2010

It’s finally beginning to feel like summer; fairly consistent warm temperatures, scrambling to get containers adequately watered, and gravitation towards shade when working outdoors!
The past few weeks have been so busy and incredibly productive as we’ve been fortunate to have an arsenal of interns, work study students, and volunteers help us out in grounds several times a week this summer. 

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Aug 1, 2010 / Washington Park Arboretum, News / UWBG Communication Staff

SR 520 Bridge Replacement in the News

News and media reports on the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement

Google News
Seattle Times
Seattle PI
The Stranger
PNWLocalNews.com 

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Jul 28, 2010 / Washington Park Arboretum / UWBG Communication Staff

WSDOT conducts cultural resources study on Foster Island

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a cultural resources study on Foster Island as part of the I-5 to Medina: Bridge Replacement and HOV Project. This important safety and mobility project will build a safer floating bridge and give new options to people crossing Lake Washington.
Foster Island Study Fact Sheet 

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Jul 22, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

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

Fuchsia magellanica
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Bird’
Ilex purpurea
Lomatia myricoides

**Editor’s Note: Buddleja ‘Lochinch’ (Butterfly Bush) was removed from this list due to concerns over invasiveness potential.
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