Arboretum News

Arb Links, Vol. 29

Catch up on Arboretum news.

COVID-19 Update: All members and visitors need to make a reservation in advance of their visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Find updates and information here.

Arboretum staff harvested 290 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds on Sept. 29 at the Horticultural Research Center. Find the Cucurbita decorating Arboretum grounds and for sale in the AppleHouse (7485 Rolling Acres Rd., Victoria). Photo Susie Eaton Hopper.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

Beginners learn to be farmers at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (Star Tribune, Oct. 2)

Prince in fall leaves: The story behind the iconic Herb Ritts and Steve Parke photos – discusses Prince’s connection to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (Local Current Blog, Sept. 30)

New Itasca grape celebrated by wineries. (Mankato Free Press, Sept. 23)

Glorious Apples. (Minnesota Monthly, Sept. 24)

Invasive vine not reported in North America since 1958 turns up in Central Minnesota – the vine was discovered by a Minnesota Master Naturalist. (MPR, Sept. 24)

Pumpkin House on Scarecrow Hill. Photo by Richard Bachrach.

Catch up on the Arboretum’s blog and other media:

-Our weekly Fall Color Reports for 2020.

-Watch our Virtual Gala program recorded Sept. 17.

10 Things to do in October 2020. (Sept. 30)

100 years of apple breeding. (Sept. 29)

Happy Tweets. (Sept. 25)

-Kids Activities: Spray Bottle Leaf Art (Oct. 1) and Binoculars. (Sept. 24)

-Minnesota Master Naturalists: Autumn Patterns (Sept. 28) and A bit of Minnesota Mycology. (Sept. 21)

Scarecrows in the Gardens will be on display through Oct. 31 at the Arb. Photo by Liz Potasek.

Stories of interest from our University partners:

Planting spring bulbs is easy! (Yard & Garden News, Sept. 25)

Prepare your vegetable garden for winter. (Yard & Garden News, Sept. 25)

Preserving a Hidden Past. (University of Minnesota Duluth News, Sept. 9)

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