Winter Garden Project: Remodeling the “Living Walls”

Arboretum Tree Removal Notification:   The week of 8/25/14, UWBG tree crew will embark on a project located in the Winter Garden (read about project below).  4 western red cedars will be removed due to negative impact to plant collections and garden encroachment.  All pedestrian path detours and other safety considerations will be handled by tree crew.  If possible, cedar logs will be salvaged for future park uses.   

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Slowing the Clock with Winter

Before we know it, it will be spring. April will be here and there will be flowers and (more) rain and leaf buds opening. We will continue on with our lives; work, school, exercise, going out and of course, gardening. Time moves on, no matter what, and it feels like it’s moving VERY quickly. I think I may have found a way to slow things down. 

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Winter Blooms Abound

The winter blooming shrubs Hamamelis, or Witch Hazels, are currently at peak bloom sending out their lovely aroma and luring visitors into The Witt Winter Garden. This plant and other winter bloomers will be featured during the month of February on our Sunday Free Weekend Walks. This large shrub or small tree is native to North America, Europe and Asia and features the species Hamamelis virginiana, H. 

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