Monthly Archives: August 2012

Run-of-the-mill melons? Hardly.

Ted’s crew snipped out many more melons  from the patch this week (Ted wasn’t exactly sure how many) – a variety of Moon and Stars and Shiny Boys that continue to ripen as leaves start to fall. “The Shiny Boys came … Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Moon

By Mary Beth Pottratz Crickets whirr all around me as I enter the Spring Peeper Meadow. Frogs trill from the wetland. Swallows chatter as they sweep above the grassline. The little parking lot is full. A couple strolls off slowly, … Continue reading

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Harvest update in the Gardens of Eatin’

More from the gardens! A stroll through the Home Demonstration these days gives some appetizing views – much of what was planted a few short months ago is finally producing for Ted and the Arboretum restaurant. These Swenson Reds Grapes, … Continue reading

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Worth the wait

Patience, of course, is a virtue, and it’s thanks to Ted’s own vigilant prudence that the Arboretum is finally eating out of the Patch. Weeks of wait, and a few early taste-tests, have finally heralded a solid harvest of watermelons, … Continue reading

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Success Stories

By Boak Wiesner Though the clouds of a refreshingly cool and rainy day, inserted dramatically into this summer of record-breaking heat and intensifying drought, limit how much of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower we can see overhead, it provides a … Continue reading

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Chile pepper stonewalls challengers

Bhut Jolokia’s reputation as the hottest pepper on earth was finally put to the test yesterday, as Arboretum grounds employees clipped a sample from the Gardens of Eatin’ Ornamental Garden and brought it to morning break as a snack. Also known as … Continue reading

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So close you can taste it

Following lead from the ground and cherry tomatoes, the Pumpkin Patch is showing promise for this year’s summer harvest. Ted and his crew hand-picked “Faerie” watermelons near the LearningCenter this morning, finally separating the 2012 All-America Selections from their vines.   … Continue reading

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