The Arboretum is often as quiet as a ghost town during (and after) a rain storm. The stillness after the rain today provided some beautiful scenes. It is our goal to find beauty in even the smallest of things. (any of these images may be clicked to enlarge)
Every year, the lovely ladies of our Scarecrow Committee create a scarecrow to put at the Fall Harvest Festival entrance to welcome guests. This year, these wonderful ladies made a “Hermit of the Gardens” and this is his story. Don’t miss The Hermit and his band of scarecrow friends on September 13th from 11am – 4pm at our 17th annual Fall Harvest Festival!
by Rita Lynn
We hear a lot about the plight of the honey bee, its reduced numbers, and its susceptibility to diseases, Africanization, parasites and hive collapse. We also hear about the critical need for pollinators, being reminded that a third of our food supply and a third of the feed for our meat sources depend on bees for pollination.
By Paul Kammerdiner
Perhaps one of our most underexplored gardens, but one virtually everyone walks by on a visit, is the Alpine Garden. This long narrow space runs in front of the Education Center and stretches from the service road in the west up to the Ornamental Grass Garden toward the east. It also includes the space right after the annual garden bed on either side of the memorial brick walkway into the Education Center.