Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 8, 2019

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980 Alternate Title: Trillium by Oak Path Photograph by Richard E. Weaver, 1943-, American Oak Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard E. Weaver joined the Arboretum in 1970 as horticultural taxonomist and held various positions […]

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A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 31, 2019

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

library dig deeper

The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]

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Cracking a shellbark case

by Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia
October 30, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 3, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Franz Urbanek Augarten (now Lužánky), Brno, Czech Republic (fmr. Czechoslovakia) 1905 According to Kim E. Tripp “Considering Cotinus” in Arnoldia 54(2), 1994: “The American smoketree (sometimes known as chittamwood) is arboreal, reaching twenty to thirty-five feet in height. It is generally larger and coarser in character than Cotinus coggygria, and […]

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The umbrellas of Jamaica Plain

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 12, 2018

The umbrellas of Jamaica Plain

Sciadopitys verticillata 503-70*C

In 1861, Dr. George Rogers Hall of Rhode Island sent the first shipment of living plants from Japan to New England. Consigned to Harvard historian and horticulturist Francis Parkman, the plants were cultivated with great success in his garden in Jamaica Plain. Hall returned from Yokohama a year later, bringing more plants with him. Some […]

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In the Pines

by Nancy Rose
January 17, 2018

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 20, 2017

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895 Alternate Title: 1090 Centre Street nursery looking towards Bussey Hill 1090 Centre Street, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1895 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Jackson Dawson (1841-1916), our first superintendent and propagator, had previously built a “tiny […]

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Caring for the splendor of Rhododendron Dell

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 22, 2017

Caring for the splendor of Rhododendron Dell

Rhododendron 'King Tut'

Rhododendrons are inextricably linked to the history of our landscape. Horticulturalists had endeavored to hybridize these colorful flowering shrubs for northern and western gardens for well-over a hundred years, and they have proved worth the effort because of their evergreen variety and beauty in the landscape. Starting in the mid-1880s, Arboretum staff methodically evaluated these […]

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Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 6, 2017

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 1991 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world : conifers of the temperate zones […]

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Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 23, 2017

Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso, 1905

Stand of trees on a slope

Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Stand of trees on a slope Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Kiso, Nagano, Japan September 5, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. In April 1886, John George Jack […]

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