Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 34

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.

Winter Lights 2020. Photo by Jason Boudreau-Landis.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

UMN Professor, pioneer of grasses research set to retire. Mary Meyer transformed research on ornamental grasses at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and University of Minnesota. (Minnesota Daily, Dec. 8)

More tickets for the Arboretum’s drive-through Winter Lights experience available. (Bring Me the News, Dec. 10)

AppleHouse Holiday Boutique. (Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Dec. 10)

There’s a Red Dot Clearance sale happening right now at the AppleHouse Holiday Boutique. Photos by Cindy Toms.

Catch up on the Arboretum blog and other media:

Record Year for the AppleHouse. (Dec. 9)

Growing with Laura DeVries. (Dec. 2)

-Kids Activities: Twig Friends (Dec. 3) and Winter Scavenger Hunt (Dec. 10).

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: Circles and Snacks at the Sculpture Garden and Beyond (Nov. 30) and Seeing Past the Leaves (Dec. 7).

No, you shouldn’t put red pepper in your bird seed to deter squirrels. University Extension educators offer better suggestions in the link below. Photo by Chris McNamara.

Stories of interest from our University partners:

Ask Extension: Is it okay to use red pepper in bird seed to deter squirrels? (Yard & Garden News, Dec. 3)

Christmas tree care and fun facts. (Yard & Garden News, Dec. 3)

Grow plants indoors all year long with hydroponics. (Yard & Garden News, Dec. 3)

University herbarium collection goes digital. (Minnesota Daily, Dec. 3)

Minnesota Skies: December 2020. (Bell Museum Blog, Nov. 30)

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