Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 25

Read about the Arboretum in the news.

COVID-19 Update: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is open by reservation only. Find updates and information here.

Cosmos in bloom on August 3 at the Arboretum. Photo by Carrie Hatler.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

‘Almost a complete re-opening:’ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to open all gardens, trails to visitors on Friday. (WCCO-TV, July 30)

Landscape Arboretum to open all gardens, trails and collections Friday. (KARE-11, July 30)

New book features plants for an earth-friendly garden–features Arboretum Director of Operations Alan Branhagen’s new book. (Kare-11, July 25)

Help for Minnesota parents comes in the form of kids’ camp-in-a-box — features the Arboretum’s Summer Activity Kits To-Go. (Star Tribune, July 31)

Webinar: Nature Heals – An Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics, by Jean Larson, manager of nature-based therapeutics at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (YouTube, July 29)

Botanists Identify — and contain — a new invasive grass in Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource, August 4)

The Wilson Rose Garden is one of the many gardens maintained by Landscape Gardener Ted Pew, who has worked at the Arboretum for 41 years. Photo by Richard Bachrach.

Catch up on the Arboretum’s blog:

Growing with Ted Pew (August 5)

Naturally Happier (August 4)

Sip on a New Itasca Wine (July 29)

-Kids Activities: Nature Names (July 30) and Nature Crowns (August 6)

-Master Naturalist Notes: Flowers and Flights (July 27) and Light Amid the Darkness (August 3)

August is a good time to divide iris. Photo by Julie Weisenhorn.

Stories of interest from our University of Minnesota partners:

Divide peonies and iris in August. (Yard & Garden News, July 24)

Sunburn on raspberries, apples and grapes. (Yard & Garden News, July 23)

Eastern spruce budworm population is up. (Yard & Garden News, July 23)

Diorama Spotlight: Tundra Swans at the Minnesota River Valley. (Bell Museum, July 29)

Bird Bingo. (Bell Museum, July 27)

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