The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden is an apt stand-in for Pemberley as Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel to the Arboretum landscape on June 23. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936 Alternate Title: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) in the side of the Hunnewell Building Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1936 On Thursday, May 3, join horticulturalist Jen Kettell for The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas. Her talk begins at 6:00pm and will include a walk […]
Eastern leatherwood (Dirca palustris) is a shrub with many interesting features, including twigs so flexible they can be tied into knots. Both the twigs and strips of its very tough, flexible bark were used as twine-like materials by some indigenous peoples. Dirca palustris [pdf] is a member of the daphne family (Thymelaeaceae), which includes the […]