Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 31, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970 Alternate Title: Alfred Fordham (left) and George Pride (right) standing beside a bench in greenhouses Photograph by Pamela Bruns Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses opened in 1962 at the […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 29, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969

Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969 Alternate Title: Precipitation gauge from the Arnold Arboretum weather station Photograph by Alfred James Fordham (1911-2000, American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1969 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Alfred Fordham came to the Arnold Arboretum as a student […]

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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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A tale of two Cornus collections

by Debbie Merriam, Director of the Wakefield Arboretum
June 20, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 31, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Greywater Green Landscape by Laura Allen

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard by Laura Allen Save thousands of gallons of water annually and have a beautiful yard no matter the weather by capturing and reusing water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This empowering and easy-to-use manual offers practical, long-term strategies for water management, […]

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Diospyros sinensis Naudin China, 1915

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 14, 2019

Diospyros sinensis Naudin China, 1915

tree trunk

Diospyros sinensis Naudin China, 1915 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk showing graft with a hat for scale Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Dutch, American Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China June 28, 1915 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) was born in Amsterdam, […]

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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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Generating and Renewing a Living Collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 13, 2018

Generating and Renewing a Living Collection

propagation dig deeper

For accessioned plants at the Arnold Arboretum, life begins at the Dana Greenhouses. From testing how to coax seeds of novel species to germinate, to re-propagating plant lineages important to history and research, propagation keeps our Living Collections in continuous renewal. The Arboretum carefully documents plant production activities, protocols, and experiments, providing vital historical information […]

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Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 2, 2017

Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

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Two weeks ago, I wondered why the acorns of mountain chestnut oak (Quercus montana), like most other species in the white oak section of the genus, germinate soon after hitting the ground in the fall. This week, I excavated a seedling, and as you can see, the root system is already well developed, although the […]

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Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

by Sean Halloran
October 31, 2017

Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

COSE Team Members 2017

The Arnold Arboretum is currently in the midst of a Campaign for the Living Collections, an ambitious effort to increase and diversify our living collections in the landscape. We, however, are not alone in aiming to enhance our temperate woody plant collections. As we learned in October, collaborations with other public gardens that are also […]

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