Apr 30, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

New Plant Cuttings Appear at the Washington Park Arboretum

Cercis siliquastrum (European Redbud)
Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana (Dove or Handkerchief Tree)
Rehderodendron macrocarpum
Rhododendron ‘Loderi Hybrid’
Viburnum ‘Pragense’

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Apr 15, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

April Color at WPA – New Selected Cuttings

Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Abies bornmuelleriana (Turkish Fir)
Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)
Larix laricina (Tamarack)
Malus ‘Makamik’ (Crabapple)
Picea orientalis (Oriental Spruce)

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Apr 9, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

April Color Appears at CUH

A Selection of Hybrid Narcissus from the Center for Urban Horticulture’s Fragrance Garden

Narcissus ‘Thalia’ – Triandus Hybrid
Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ – Double-flowered hybrid
Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ – Tazetta Hybrid
Narcissus ‘Bell Song’ – Jonquilla Hybrid
Narcissus ‘Quail’ – Jonquilla Hybrid

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Apr 6, 2010 / Research, News / Jennifer Youngman

Climate Change Garden designed to be replicated

The UW Botanic Gardens Climate Change Garden is doing more than monitoring the effects of a changing climate on plant growth and survival. (What’s the Climate Change Garden?) It’s part of a nationwide climate change education initiative entitled Floral Report Card.
Sponsored by Chicago Botanic Garden, Floral Report Card aims to integrate existing phenology citizen science programs into elementary, middle and high school classrooms through garden replication on school grounds. 

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Apr 2, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

April Color at WPA

Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Berberis x lologensis
Litsea cubeba
Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Bronzonii’
Prunus (Sato-zakura group) ‘Shirotae’
Rhododendron ‘Idealist’ x (‘Moonstone’ x ‘Adrastia’)

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April 2010 Plant Profile: Epimedium

It has taken me almost three years to get the chance to feature one of my most favorite of all blooming shade perennials and with a wide assortment of them beginning to hit their peak, I will discuss the entire genus. Known as” Barrenwort” to some, “Fairy Wings” to others and “Horny Goat Weed” to herbalist, I am talking about the enchanting Epimedium. 

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Apr 1, 2010 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update April 2010

April 2010
It’s finally beginning to feel like spring. Yes, we have our occasional bouts of cool temperatures that threaten the tender young growth steadily coming to the fore, but in true spring fashion, plants flaunt the floral frenzy that this season is known for. A new wave of spring flowering bulbs can be admired and adored here at CUH as they fill the air with their potent perfume. 

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Mar 30, 2010 / Research, News / Jennifer Youngman

UWBG pilots Climate Change Garden project

UW Botanic Gardens is partnering with botanic gardens across the country in the installation of a network of Climate Change Gardens that will create a nationwide “ecological antenna” to monitor the effects of a changing climate on plant growth and survival. Each Climate Change Garden features genetically identical plant species selected for their biological responsiveness to temperature. Garden monitors will record climate data and a set of standard phenological events, from first leaf to flower to fruit set. 

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Mar 16, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

March Color at CUH

A Selection of DAPHNE from the Center for Urban Horticulture

Daphne odora ‘Alba’ – White Winter Daphne
Daphne odora ‘Aureo-Marginata’ – Winter Daphne
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ – Everblooming Fragrant Daphne
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Summer Ice’ – Summer Ice Fragrant Daphne
Daphne tangutica

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Mar 16, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

March Color at WPA

Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Camellia japonica ‘Ecstacy’
Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ – Japanese Rose
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’
Magnolia x ‘Royal Crown’
Prunus x yedoensis – Yoshino Cherry

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