Fall feasting

by Jonathan Damery
October 1, 2018

September beauty

by Jonathan Damery
September 14, 2018

Sunny-side up

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
August 29, 2018

Poliothyrsis sinensis: Chinese pearlbloom

by Jonathan Damery
August 2, 2018

Poliothyrsis sinensis: Chinese pearlbloom

As a kid, I was obsessed with seed catalogues. My mom read them with a highlighter, selecting tomatoes and marigolds, zinnias and cucumbers for the summer garden, and I would imitate her, arraying the catalogues around myself on the couch, scrutinizing the photographs, and imagining a garden filled with lurid oddities. Eventually, however, I discovered […]

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Secret scents

by Jonathan Damery
June 27, 2018

Name the shades

by Jonathan Damery
June 4, 2018

Whitesbog blues

by Jonathan Damery
May 18, 2018

Whitesbog blues

At the grocery store, it’s easy to take fresh blueberries for granted. Packed within plastic cases, the jewel-like fruits are available year-round, almost without question. But a collection of blueberries at the Arnold Arboretum—that is to say, highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum), which are now flowering—provides a reminder of the not-so-distant time when blueberries were just […]

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Yellowroot mystery

by Jonathan Damery
April 26, 2018

Cryptomeria fever

by Jonathan Damery
April 6, 2018

The ultimate early bloomer

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 23, 2018

The ultimate early bloomer

Arnold Promise witch hazel

An interesting byproduct of planting related species side by side is that pollinating insects can become unwitting hybridizers. Such was certainly the case with one of the Arboretum’s most famous introductions, Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’. A beautiful and vigorous witch hazel, ‘Arnold Promise’ was named to honor the place where it began, a happy […]

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