Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 11, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, ca. 1980 Photograph by Boston Review, Boston, MA, United States [1982] Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Conifer Collection of the Arnold Arboretum is comprised of 567 gymnosperm taxa (or kinds) […]

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Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 16, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 9, 2017 Larissa noticed the morning moon and jet stream perfectly framed in the clear sky above The Hunnewell Building, and shot the moment with her phone. The library staff member couldn’t resist sharing the […]

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Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2017

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. sinense China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English China June 16, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant […]

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Maps tell a story

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 1, 2017

Cultivating America’s Gardens at Smithsonian

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 1, 2017

Cultivating America’s Gardens at Smithsonian

Trade card, Rice's Seeds, Cambridge, New York, 1887

Cultivating America’s Gardens A Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Gardens and Archives of American Gardens exhibition Visit the exhibit through August 2017 Americans have been making gardens forever, constantly innovating and experimenting as they work the soil. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, schoolchildren and scientists — Americans of every sort have put their backs into gardening. […]

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Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 13, 2017

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building with a Cucumbertree Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata H) in the foreground Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 31, 1986 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata) is the largest of all magnolia […]

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A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 12, 2017

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 5, 2017

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David Haskell David Haskell’s award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the […]

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Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 29, 2017

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China March 10, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 22, 2017

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993 Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building showing the newly renovated steps Photograph by William Patterson Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1993 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Hunnewell Building is located at the Main Entrance […]

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