Sep 20, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

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

Cedrus atlantica ‘Aurea’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Cedrus atlantica ‘Aurea’
Rosa corymbulosa
Sorbus cashmiriana

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Sep 16, 2010 / News / UWBG Communication Staff

Help UWBG grow and thrive!

Executive Director, Sandra Lier, invites you to renew your commitment to UWBG. join us in promoting an educated, inspired, and engaged society dedicated to sustainable ecosystems. Together we can do great things to preserve the health of our environment.
It is because of contributions from private donors that many of our programs exist and flourish. Please donate today! 

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September 2010 Plant Profile: Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’

Probably one of the most elegant of all late summer to fall blooming perennials, this hardy begonia has been loved and admired by many avid gardeners since plantsman, Dan Hinkley, brought it back from Japan in 1997. It is somewhat late to emerge in the spring and it grows from a hardy tuber. The large, almost succulent leaves and stems provide a backdrop to airy inflorescences that dance in the breeze and soft pink, bubble gum flowers have a very faint, but pleasing fragrance. 

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Sep 14, 2010 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update September 2010

I can’t believe summer is almost officially over. What a seesaw of a season we had! Cooler than normal average temperatures, a few heat waves; nothing really stuck around long enough, and bloom time on some of the plants his year was really all over the place!
Oh well, it has been a busy and hectic summer that seemed to almost get away from us from time to time, but the plants can always be expected to put on a show for all to see and we take great pride in showcasing some of the best for the Pacific Northwest. 

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Sep 2, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

September Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part I)

Clerodendrum trichotomum (Harlequin Glorybower)
Clethra acuminata (Cinnamon Clethra)
Hibiscus x ‘Tosca’
Rosa aff. Setipoda
Sorbus decora (Showy Mountain Ash)

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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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