Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 40

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.

Orchids overwintering in Arboretum greenhouses. Photo by Susie Eaton Hopper.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

All about orchids. (Fox 9-KMSP, Feb. 23)

Where nature meets graffiti: Arboretum features Mpls artist. (Southwest News Media, Feb. 25)

Moorhead library hosting virtual author presentation (with Arboretum Director of Operations Alan Branhagen) March 9. (Inforum, Feb. 24)

Embrace Winter Challenge 4: Go bird-watching or stargazing. (Star Tribune, Feb. 28)

How do you like them apples? UMN scientists create a new apple breed. (The Minnesota Daily, Feb. 22

Free Admission to Educators. (Patch, March 1)

A Triumph success story in apple breeding. (Southwest News Media, March 4)

A sign of spring at the Arboretum: Our gardeners transplanted thousands of pansy and snapdragon plugs in our greenhouses on Feb. 24, and some of the pansies are even starting to bloom! These early spring annuals will be used throughout the Arboretum grounds starting April 1. Photo by Erik Lemke.

Catch up on the Arboretum blog and other media:

Growing with Tacy Sickeler. (March 3)

Spring Break at the Arb. (March 2)

12 Things to do in March. (Feb. 26)

Enjoy the View. (Feb. 24)

Meeting on the Trails. (Feb. 23)

Kids Activities: One-ingredient Kinectic Sand (March 4) and Jell-o Dig (Feb. 25).

-Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: The Short Road (March 1) and Layering: Trunks, Snowfall and Footsteps (Feb. 22).

Stories of interest from our University partners:

New webinar and podcast series: The Vegetable Beet. (Fruit & Vegetable News, March 4)

Companion plants and trap cropping vegetables. (Yard & Garden News, Feb. 23)

Now’s the time to prune apple trees. (Yard & Garden News, Feb. 25)

Which bell pepper will you plant this year? (Yard & Garden News, Feb. 25)

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