Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957 Alternate Title: Dawson Pond nearly dry after a summer drought Photographer unknown Dawson Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1957 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Dawson Pond, located at the intersection of Meadow and Bussey Hill Roads, is named after Jackson […]

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Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 31, 2019

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1900

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1900

Roads, spring, Meadow Road, 1900 Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1900 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of associate editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year, […]

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Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 18, 2019

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902 Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts January 1902 Hemlock (Tsuga spp). is our Tree of Month for January 2019. Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock) is a coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is the main attraction at Hemlock Hill, a prominent feature of our […]

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Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Germany, Muskau Park 1901 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year, he was persuaded to join the Arboretum’s staff and […]

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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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A giant among dwarf conifers

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 31, 2018

A giant among dwarf conifers

Dwarf Alberta spruce

The discovery and introduction of Picea glauca var. albertiana f. conica is a remarkable example of horticultural discovery as happenstance. In 1904, staff members Alfred Rehder and John G. Jack took a stroll while waiting at a train station near Lake Laggan, Alberta, and noticed some unusual dwarf spruces growing nearby. They speculated that a […]

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Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 21, 2017

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder's 70th birthday party, 1933

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933 Photograph by Hugh Miller Raup (1901-1995) Arnold Arboretum September 1, 1933 First row, left to right: Oakes Ames, Alfred Rehder, Mrs. Rehder, Ethelyn Tucker, Miss Rehder, Katherine Kelly, Eleanor Stuhlman, Miss Judge, Heman Howard, Caroline, Allen, Ethel Anderson, Louis Victor Schmidt. Second row, left to […]

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Corylus sieboldiana (close-up of flower), 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 16, 2017

Corylus sieboldiana (close-up of flower), 1900

Corylus

Corylus sieboldiana (close-up of flower), 1900 Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949, German) June 1900 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year he was persuaded to join the Arboretum’s […]

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Ponds, spring, Rehder Pond, 1904

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 9, 2017

Ponds, spring, Rehder Pond, 1904

Ponds, spring, Rehder Pond, 1904

Ponds, spring, Rehder Pond, 1904 Title: Fothergilla and Japanese Witchhazel (Hamamelis japonica) next to Rehder Pond Photograph by Thomas E. Marr (active ca.1890-1910, American) Rehder Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 21, 1904 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Thomas E. Marr […]

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Faxon Pond, summer 1967

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 21, 2016

Faxon Pond, summer 1967

Faxon Pond

Ponds, summer, Faxon Pond, ca. 1967 Photograph by M. Rosenfeld Faxon Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1967 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Charles Edward Faxon spent the majority of his career at the Arnold Arboretum as Assistant Director in charge […]

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