Snow and Our Gardens

What is snow?

Snow!  Some of us love it, some of us despise it, and some of us shrug it off as a fact of life in Iowa.  Skiers and snowshoers head outside to exercise, and children of all ages plop to the ground to put their marks on untouched expanses of fresh, clean, white.  Is there anything more beautiful than the sparkle of fresh snow on a clear winter night?

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The Arboretum in Winter: What Do We Do?

A great many people ask, “What is there to work on at the Arboretum during the winter months?”.  Many also say that it must get lonely out there during the cold and sometimes bleak winter.  Which is true.  Our Executive Director has been known to joke that it sometimes feels like we’re part of the movie The Shining.

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