Leafing through Glass Flowers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 22, 2019

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2019

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

Apples

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel J. Bussey, edited by Kent Whealy, published by JAK KAW Press LLC Apple illustrations courtesy of the USDA National Agricultural Library, Pomological Watercolor Collection, Special Collections. After 30 years of research and seven years of editing, The Illustrated History of Apples in […]

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E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 27, 2018

E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

Dove tree

Each year, the Explorer’s Garden is a riot of white when the Davidia involucrata, or dove trees, are in bloom. Before his employment at the Arboretum, a young Englishman named Ernest Henry Wilson was hired in 1899 by the Veitch Nursery firm to collect plants in China. In particular he was tasked with bringing back […]

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Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2018

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998 Photograph by David E. Boufford, (1941- ) Rubu, Daocheng Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China July 6, 1998 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University Herbaria, a visiting scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, and […]

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Collecting in Rouge River-Siskiyou and the Klamath National Forests

by Kyle Port, Manager of Plant Records and Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
September 5, 2018

Collecting in Rouge River-Siskiyou and the Klamath National Forests

Kyle Port collects Viburnum ellipticum

The Campaign for the Living Collections is an ambitious, 10-year initiative of plant exploration, propagation, and collections development—a major effort to increase and diversify the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum. For the duration of the Campaign, the Arboretum is mounting four to five collecting expeditions each fall, both in temperate habitats in North America […]

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Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2018

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

The Alexander Apple 1818. Watercolour by William Hooker (1779-1832)

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society Do you know a Ribston Pippin from a Keswick Codlin? People have been growing apples for centuries–developing thousands of apple varieties, each with their own unique taste and appearance. Sadly, many of these varieties have disappeared or are very rare. Discover more about the rich history of apples, apple […]

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Ernest Henry Wilson at Harvard Asia Center

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 26, 2018

Ernest Henry Wilson at Harvard Asia Center

Harvard Asia Center

Magnificent Trees of Asia The Asia-related centers at Harvard periodically spotlight some of the vast Asian resources at the University. Featured in this exhibit are a selection of photographs of trees in Asia by Ernest Henry Wilson from Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold […]

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Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 19, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Conifer Collection in the snow Photograph by Howard, Heman Arthur, American Conifer Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 3, 1966 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Herman Howard joined the Arnold Arboretum staff in 1929 […]

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Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 27, 2018

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever. Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. […]

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A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 12, 2018

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard by David Foster An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected. Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented […]

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