ARBORETUM TREASURES – THE STOUT DAYLILY COLLECTION

Some years ago, Lynn Kramer, an Arboretum supporter, arranged to obtain specimens of all the daylilies that had won the prestigious Stout Award up to that point. The plants came from the extensive collection at the Kansas State University Gardens in Lawrence, Kansas. In 2011, that collection was updated to replace plants that had not survived and to obtain the newer varieties that were not a part of the original grouping. Since that time new Stout winners have been added as they receive the award and become available.

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Trees of the Arboretum

tree article1“I think that I shall never see; a poem lovely as a tree.”

This old verse is often quoted and was created by an American writer known as Joyce Kilmer. According to Wikipedia; Joyce Kilmer (born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer; December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled “Trees” (1913), which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914.”

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