Paths, spring, Azalea Path, 1928

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 22, 2019

Paths, spring, Azalea Path, 1928

Azalea Path with Torch Azaleas (Rhododendron kaempferi) and Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) trunks

Paths, spring, Azalea Path, 1928 Alternate Title: Azalea Path with torch azaleas (Rhododendron kaempferi) and Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) trunks Photograph by J. Horace (John Horace) McFarland (1859-1948, American) Azalea Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 1928 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. J. Horace McFarland […]

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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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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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Botanical thermometers

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 9, 2019

What’s blooming?

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 31, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 9, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

Spirit Book #99 by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, and be a part of the mission to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.  Over the next few months (the exhibit is on view until […]

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Billions of buds are opening

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 8, 2018

Billions of buds are opening

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Come. Now! There is an urgency to the explosion of billions of buds in the Arnold Arboretum right now. For the better part of a year, this growing season’s leaves and flowers have been encased in the dormant buds of every tree, shrub, and liana, waiting for the appropriate environmental signals to engorge with water, swell, […]

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Spring at last!

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory'

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA April 23, 2018 Warmer spring temperatures in late April brought this Magnolia specimen into bloom along the Arborway. This deciduous tree (a cultivar of Willowleaf Magnolia) is hard to miss when you enter through the […]

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Spring larch pilgrimage

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 17, 2018

Spring larch pilgrimage

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My favorite sign of early spring is not the zen magnolia in flower, or the yellow-flowered dogwoods, or the smashing pussy willows with their catkins on full display – in fact it isn’t anything in flower.  Rather, it is something in “cone.”  For me, the absolute high point right now is to catch a glimpse of […]

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