Torreya Sargentii seeds, China 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 28, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919 Alternate Title: Greenhouse and cold frame at the Orchard Street facility Photograph by Thomas E. Marr, active ca.1890-1910, American Orchard and Prince Street Greenhouse and Nursery, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1919 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Propagation facilities at Arnold Arboretum […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 21, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927 Alternate Title: Puddingstone outcrops and buttressed hemlock (Tsuga) trunk on the slope of Hemlock Hill Photograph by Jan Tijs Peiter Bijhouwer, ca. 1927, Dutch [photographer] Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 6, 1927 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Hemlock […]

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Roads, spring, Hemlock Hill Road, 1940

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 7, 2019

Roads, spring, Hemlock Hill Road, 1940

Roads, spring, Hemlock Hill Road, 1940

Roads, spring, Hemlock Hill Road, 1940 Alternate Title: Mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia) in bloom beside Hemlock Hill Road Photographer unknown Hemlock Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 1940 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Mountain laurel is a large evergreen flowering shrub native to the eastern […]

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A Thorny Obsession

by Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia
May 28, 2019

A Thorny Obsession

Please don’t ask me to identify a hawthorn—or rather to distinguish one from another. As a bookwormish horticulture student, memorizing leaf shapes and bud characteristics for plant identification exams, I learned only the basics. In a house yard in the Midwest, I would feel confident saying that a hawthorn with layered horizontal branches and tear-shaped […]

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Bussey Brook, spring, women, 1975

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 21, 2019

Bussey Brook, spring, women, 1975

Bussey Brook, spring, women, 1975

Bussey Brook, spring, women, 1975 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Three women seated on the banks of Bussey Brook Photograph by Pamela Bruns, American Bussey Brook, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1975 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The 24 acres that make up Bussey Brook […]

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Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 16, 2019

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Nod Meyer 2005

Jack Alexander, Bob Cook, Edith ‘Nod’ Meyer at Volunteers Luncheon, 2005 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 2005 Volunteers and docents have been a vital part of the Arnold Arboretum since the official implementation of our Volunteer Program in 1972, our centennial year. Benefits of these opportunities–open to everyone–include library borrowing […]

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 7, 2019

Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989

lilacs 1989

Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitza Mosky’ Arnold Arboretum, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 25, 1989 As we prepare to celebrate Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum on Sunday, May 12, 2019, we are happy to feature classic and contemporary images of our Lilac Collection […]

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Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 1, 2019

Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

Charles Sprague Sargent

Charles Sprague Sargent Photograph by J. E. Purdy & Co., n.d. A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our founding director, Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), prepared a 50-year report in 1922, […]

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

by Larissa Glasser
April 25, 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

Metasequoia spring 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts April 10, 2019 Metasequoia glyptostroboides, popularly known in the west as the “dawn redwood” and in Chinese as shui-sha (water fir), was discovered in the Hupeh (Hubei) Province on the border of Szechuan (Sichuan) Province in west […]

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